The First Porsche.
Most think of the 356 as being the first car to carry the Porsche name. However, this beats it by a few years.
Study the photos , look past the phallic proportions, and you will be rewarded by a number of design cues that would eventually find their way onto the 356 and 911.
Look at the round headlights, aerodynamic shape and sloping rear. The car above arose out of the prototypes used to create Hitler's people's car or "Volkswagon." Just like the post war 356, the typ 64 used Beetle mechanicals to create a sports car with 40 hp!
Now that was a big deal back in the 1930's.
The car was designed to take part in the Berlin-Rome race in 1939. The engine was an 1100cc 4-cylinder which was air cooled.
Due to its aerodynamic shape, it was capable of achieving more than 80mph on drives between Stuttgart and Berlin.
All these photos were taken by me at the Porsche museum last Summer .