If you want a Porsche in your life but are finding that they all look the same, then this could be the one for you.
There is one small issue though; this is not a Porsche as you know it, instead of Autobahn, think more like a field, a farmers one to be precise.
This is the Porsche Allgaier Tractor, and it’s magnificent. This diesel powered tractor first follow off the production line in 1957. It was built as part of the Ferdinand Porsche empire in the 1950’s which included Porsche cars, the Volkswagen Beetle and unbelievably tractors.
Over 120,000 of these Porsche badged tractors were built between 1956 and 1963, this one has been fully restored and gets its power from a two-cylinder diesel motor (not a flat-six in sight), and it produces a mighty 18 horsepower.
All of this horsepower was put to good use in the fields of Saint-Ferriol in southern France before being retired and stored in a medieval castle because that’s a perfectly normal thing to happen.
In 2009 the second proud owner restored it back to its factory condition while making it bizarrely road-legal in the process. This road legality only applies in Belgium though, just in case you were wondering.
After this, it was purchased by racing driver Barry Sidery-Smith who is now putting it up for auction. It is confirmed as corrosion free with a reasonable history and in full running order.
It will be auctioned as part of the ‘Historic’s at Brooklands’ auction which takes place at Mercedes-Benz world on 25th November 2017.
So, would you prefer this mighty Porsche Tractor or a 924? Join us in #classics live chat to discuss.