The Porsche 64, also known as the "Type 64" and "Type 60K10," is the great grandfather of all Porsche models. Back in 1938, the car possessed all the DNA--elegance, dynamism, and the most cutting-edge technology--that would go on to inform seminal Porsche models like the 911 or the 996. Still light years away from the sleek Cayenne of the new millennium and standard turbo-drive, this aerodynamic prototype already reached a top speed of 145 km/h.
With thrillingly-staged photographs from Frank M. Orel and captivating texts from Elmar Br mmer, this book leads the reader through the origins of this premier sports car company and the evolution of its purist lightweight model, also proudly referred to as the "Berlin-Rome Car" after its participation in the Berlin-Rome long-distance race in 1939.
Almost 70 years later, the spectacularly-received car still looks modern, if not futuristic, to our current aesthetic standards. While the original Porsche 64 can be admired in the Porsche Museum, this second and revised edition of Porsche Icons offers a stunning record of Type 64's evolution and its offspring. With exclusive design sketches and historic Porsche images, this is a must-have for every classic car lover.
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