Today I will tell you about the Porsche Museum, which I was able to visit in due time.
On May 18, 1982 in Gmünd, Carinthia (Gmünd, Kärnten), antiquarian Helmut Pfeifhofer opened the first private Porsche Museum in Europe. This place was not chosen by chance. Here in Gmünd in 1944, Porsche removed its crew and equipment from Stuttgart to survive the turmoil of war. Initially, agricultural machines, winches, sprinklers and mowers for tractors, carts, etc. were built here. In 1947, the Cisitalia was built here - a racing car with four-wheel drive and a compressor. In March 1948, the first car named Porsche, the Porsche 356, was built here in Gmünd. Twenty kilometers north of Gmünd, one of the steepest roads in Europe begins: the Katschberg with gradients of up to 32%. The perfect test track for a Porsche!
Well, now I propose to get acquainted with the cars of the museum:
Wooden model on which the first bodies were made
The first 356 bodies made on a wooden model. 52 bodies made.
Porsche 356B Roadster T6, 1962, 1582 cc, 4 cyl. opp. 75 hp The model was assembled for America. Exported 120 vehicles. The only copy in Austria. Imported from Texas 1987.
Porsche 356A (1600 Super) Convertible D, 1959, 1582 cc, 75 hp 4-cylinder boxer engine. Imported from California in 1988.
Porsche 356/4 Knickscheibe, 1952, 1281 cc, 4 cyl. opposed, 44 hp. at 4200 rpm. This rare Porsche has had 2 owners and has been deregistered for the last 20 years.
Porsche RSK Spyder, 1958, 1498 cc, 4 cyl. 142 hp, 530 kg. Type 547 motor with 4 valves per cylinder.
Porsche Jagdwagen 597.1956 1582 cc, 4 opposed cylinders, 50 hp, amphibious. Produced by order of the German army, about 60 cars were produced.
Porsche 993 Supercup, 1995, 6 cyl. opp., 3800 cc, 310 hp. Participated in the 1995-1996 Porsche Cup and Super Cup.
Porsche 935.1976 6 cylinders turbo opposed, 2857 cc, 590 hp, 890 kg, 340 km / h.
Formula Super V (Super Fau). Air-cooled racing car. 1972 2000 cc, 4 opposed cylinders, 115 hp 390 kg. He took part in races at the Nurburgring, Hockenheim ring, A1 ring.
Porsche 906 Carrera 6 - flying wing, 1966 1991 cc 6 cylinders opposed, 210 hp, 675 kg, 265 km / h. In 1966, 50 Karera 6 cars were built for racing, including at Le Mans. This is the only Carera 6 in Austria.
It seems like an ordinary 968, on the one hand :)
On the other hand, you can consider its design features!
Such as rear suspension
968 front suspension
Exhaust manifold side engine
911, oldtimer rally participant
Good luck to all!
There will be a little sequel :)
Don't forget to look at pictures from other automotive museums in Austria:
Museum in Heldenberg
Museum in Siegmundscherberg
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