This rare Porsche Type 597 created for the German army is up for sale

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Porsche was given a responsibility to develop a light truck for the army which led the sports car manufacturer to make a Porsche Type 597 model.

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31 Jul 2022, 14:43 PM


The unit that is about to go for an auction has been restored in its original shade of Olive Green and the interior also has been completed matching the exterior colour. (RM Sotheby’s)

Porsche created a Type 597 model that was conceived by the German army when it was contesting against Auto Union and the Borgward Group for a military contract.

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A Rare Porsche Type 597 Developed For The German Army Could Sell For $775,000

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The Porsche Cayenne is widely viewed as the German carmaker’s first foray into the world of 4x4s and off-roaders. However, in the mid-1950s, Porsche dabbled in this space with the Type 597, which was conceived for the German Army.

The story of the Type 597 starts back in early 1953 when Porsche was competing against Auto Union and the Borgward Group for a military contract. It was tasked with creating a light truck for the army and the Type 597 is what it came up with. Just 71 examples are believed to have been produced and in August, the 5th

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