Museum Musings 2013 PCA UCR — Volkswagen Kubelwagen

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Museum Musings 2013

VW Porsche Museum Gmund, by Ronan McGrath


By Ronan UCR Member

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When in many Porsche owners and visit the Porsche Museum in which has the finest collection There is, however, a much private museum in Gmund,

In 1944, as the war was approaching its end, Porsche made the decision to family and staff out of Stuttgart to Austria where he owned and had a home. Temporary buildings set up, and repair and design work was in a disused sawmill. There, the first Porsches were in 1948. Only about 50 were built in Gmund, and are immensely valuable today. largely on VW running gear by Porsche, they had handbuilt

bodies.

Ferdinand Porsche with Stuck in 1934, Copyright

The private Pfeiffhofer Porsche is clearly marked in the quiet village. It is not the actual site of which was about two kilometres of Gmund, but its simple construction is of that period. The museum a body buck for the pre-A an original Gmund car, and Porsche-designed vehicles, including the Kubelwagen and an army VW, as well as significant later cars an RS60 and a 906, plus a 935 by Jacky Ickx. The canopy the museum entrance is  a hand-beaten of a Gmund car front end, and the includes a small gift

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This is an old-fashioned little with only about 30 a far cry from the very modern but clinical Porsche Museum in but visiting it is like going to a machine shop, which in days after WWII was all that was left of Porsche.

For those interested in the early of the company, it is worth a stop. from the archives show a simple operation indeed. Porsche was in failing health by time, and shortly after the below was taken, he died of a Production would return to as the company started to sell the and Gmund would once be a sleepy village, its brief in the sunshine as the centre of the Porsche  gone forever.

The last event photo of Porsche accruing to the Archives.

The book on those times is the published book. Origin of the by Karl Ludvigsen, which in detail with the early of Gmund.

Ferdinand Porsche an early Beetle prototype. Porsche

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