Lot 7 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 18th March 2020)
Sold for £5,062
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: Un-Reg
Chassis No: 111/4760
The smallest and arguably most attractive of Porsche's four tractor ranges, this Allgaier is said to be in running and working order. Manufactured in the old Zeppelin factory of Friedrichshafen-Manzell, Germany, in 1954, it is powered by an 822cc single-cylinder diesel driving through a gearbox featuring four forward and four reverse gears. Said to have “good/very good” bodywork and engine with “good” orange paintwork, transmission and electrics, it would make the perfect addition to any Porschephile's car collection.
Not only content with car production, Ferdinand Porsche was also responsible for a ‘People's Tractor’ - the Volk-Schlepper. However, with the intervention of WWII it wasn't until 1956 that the famous name was to first appear on a production version of such a vehicle, and manufacture was only maintained until 1963, by which time Porsche had other priorities. Under the circumstances, the company's tractors are understandably rare and highly prized.