Porsche Type 597 Jagdwagen was created for the German army, but did not pass the tender. The custom SUV has no doors, and the engine is located in the back.
In the US, a rare 1955 Porsche Type 597 Jagdwagen was put up for auction by RM Sotheby's. This is the first cross-country model in the history of the German brand. Details of the car are disclosed on the official website of the auction house.
The “grandfather” Porsche Cayenne and Macan were designed to participate in a tender for the German army. Its conditions required the creation of a light and unpretentious off-road vehicle.
Porsche built 22 prototypes for testing in the army, and this particular car was the fifth in the series. Although the Porsche off-road vehicles demonstrated excellent cross-country ability, the military chose a different model – the DKW Munga. After that, another 49 Porsche Type 597 Jagdwagen were produced and sold to private individuals along with the prototypes.
The SUV is rather unusual. It has no doors and side windows – only a folding awning and sliding curtains on the sides. Salon – pretty simple, and almost without decoration. The mass of the car is 870 kg.
The engine is located at the rear: a 1.5-liter boxer four from the Porsche 356 develops 50 hp. With. and allows you to accelerate to 100 km/h. The car is equipped with a 4-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive. It can swim and climb 65-degree slopes.