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The museum is situated just outside Stuttgart in an area named Zuffenhausen. Look after Porschestrasse 42. Here is Porsche factories situated and it is naturally called Porsche Werk II. In their small museum they have placed all their race cars. Ca. 20 different models. Very proper and pleasant arranged.
It was a little tricky to find the place, but after some searching we found Werk II, but parking place was worse. Almost impossible because employee had parked everywhere. We had to go to the entrance and ask. Well, it may be some there was the answer. It was almost filled up, though we found one place where we could press in our Volkswagen bus.
On our way down to the factory gate we passed a delivery place of more or less hot Porsches. They were protected for transport, against rain and dust.
Museum entrance was behind to the right of the gate. Here we were let in under supervision. Museum had no more visitors for the moment so we, 8 race car fantasts, had plenty of room. We supposed that Porsche used this more for their buyers or people of special interest.
You can study all the cars in 2 hours depending on interest. If you don't have a special feeling for this mark you don't need to bother the time there. Note that a new museum was opened 2009. Next page 2 Last
It was free to get in. A small cafeteria and the compulsory counter for selling model cars of Porsche. Note only Porsche.
At the Cafeteria tables, they had placed a slit up Porsche 911. Just so we had something to discuss during coffee drinking.
The museum is just the hall in front of you. Look at the two pictures and it is easy imagine what kind of cars they show.
Dr Ing. Ferdinand Porsche lived during the lucky time when great engineers had the opportunity to give vent to their genius. His first invention was an electric motor. It was supposed to be placed in the wheels of the vehicle. Lohner-Porsche 1897. It was not so strong petrol engines. But the
was not so good
at that time. His drive was not suitable for personnel cars. Ferd.
brought often out his child specially for the military market. Till 1936
he had been involved in several projects. For ex. Mercedes Benz SS, SSK
Compressor and Auto Union Race Car. also some car prototypes, for ex.
NSU, which should lead to VW named Porsche Type 60, 1936. It was at that
time he got the commission to develop the first Volkswagen. He had
earlier opened his own büro in Stuttgart and in a simple garage he
bought the first prototype of the coming Volkswagen. Mercedes Benz was
later involved building another 30 prototypes for evaluation by SS,
under supervisory of Dr Porsche. The planned factory was built in
Wolfsburg where this car should be built. The factory was ready 1939.
But alahs the war started and Porsches talents was used for service of
Third Reich. Among other well known product that Porsche was involved in
was development of the tanks Tiger, Panther and the "jeep" Kübelwagen.
Sweden has during the 1990 bought tanks from Germany, Panther, in
competition by the American Ahbrams. The Panther is not much like
Porsches, but the name assume obligations. His son and son son
continues to lead the factory. Ferd. Porsche died 1951.
Porsche 911 Carerra GTS 1973
The splitted 911 Carerra showed many things. One thing
how the car builder succeeded in pressing the 2.7 liter boxer into the
engine room. On the other side, I who perhaps never will own such a
monster car, should be able to serve it. Simple things like how to
change spark plugs. Complete impossible without dismantling the engine.
A crash from behind, which often happens at racing, will cost a fortune.
Bad, but a fantastic car. Drive it to Monte Carlo and put your money on
the table. We in the racing SSK-series had some 911 drivers like Dick Biström.
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Reference 4: ©Sinsheim Auto Museum www.museum-sinsheim.de
Reference 5: ©Classsiccar Collection www.carclassic.com
Reference 6: ©Mercedes Benz www.mercedes-benz.se