Till Your Fields In Style With This Vintage Porsche Tractor

Porsche delved into new territory when it came out with the original Cayenne in 2002. But that wasn’t the first diesel vehicle the company made – or the first that was capable of venturing off of dry pavement and getting a little mud on its tires.

While designing the Volkswagen Beetle as the “people’s car” for Germany, Ferdinand Porsche was also working on farming machinery that was to become the “people’s tractor.”

That vision never really took off, and only 125,000 Porsche tractors were ultimately made – a far cry from the 20-million-plus Type 1 Beetles that VW ultimately produced. W

ith such stiff competition from the likes of John Deere and Caterpillar, Porsche’s four tractor models never really took off in the United States, where only a thousand or so found buyers. That’s what makes this such a rare opportunity.

This 1960 Porsche Diesel Junior 108 L was brought over from the British Isles and is now consigned to RM Sotheby’s for its upcoming Arizona sale.

It’s presented in immaculate condition, in red with cream wheels and seat. As you can see from the photos (captured by Scott Pattenden for RM Sotheby’s), it looks like a real gem, and a must-have for real Porsche collectors. The auctioneer expects it to sell for $30,000 – $40,000, but it’s offered without reserve, so it’s anyone’s guess what it will fetch when the gavel drops at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix on January 18-19.

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  • NICE PROP FOR A ROADSIDE VEGGIE STAND.

  • Bash

    Didn’t know Porsche did that. was expected a lambo.

  • Man! I’d swop our John Deere and Landini for this! ..But then again this wont pull a serious plough..

  • I’d swop our John Deere and Landini for this! ..But then again this wont pull a serious plough..

  • I’d swop our John Deere and Landini for this! ..But then again this wont pull a serious plough..

  • Ditzebächer

    You give the impression that the Porsche tractors were designed at the same time as the Beetle,. As the Beetle originally was designed as the KDF wagen starting at 1938 you give the impression that also the tractor was designed already at the 3rd Reich. That’s not c orrect. During 3rd Reich there were only some design ideas for a Tractor designed by F.Porsche but they didn’t had much to do with the later models. The first prototypes only were bild at 1950.

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