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Old 11-13-2008, 04:22 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
I think it's a real Porsche 356.
It is. Early one, too--maybe mid-50s?


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Get a load of the prototype 356! (I guess it's a '48)
Not a prototype 356; this was one of a couple of KdF-Wagens (that would be early-early-early Bugs to you and me) that was modified by Dr. Porsche for VW (or was he in charge of VW at the time?) to attempt setting land-speed records, either in the late 1930s or early 1940s. It may have been called the W12? (A Google search turns up a lot of other stuff for VW Type W12, though.)

-soD
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