Porsche’s first sports car leaves Germany

Porsche’s first sports car leaves Germany

Back in 1938 Ferdinand Porsche first developed what the German automaker now considers the ancestor of all its sportscars. Named simply the Type 64, this car employed a number of construction methods and styling that would later come to typify the brand from the first 356 all the way to the modern 911.

The aerodynamic Type 64 has sat as the most prominent exhibit at the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen since it opened in January of 2009. Now, the priceless Type 64 body shell will be shipped outside of Germany for the first time since being carefully restored by the automaker when it shifts to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

The Type 64 will be on display in Atlanta for the The Allure of the Automobile exhibition running from March 21st until June 20th. While the Type 64 is on the road, the Porsche Museum in Germany will show off the wooden buck that was used as a frame to beat out the aluminum shape of the Type 64.

Check out images of the Type 64 in the gallery below.

Back in 1938 Ferdinand Porsche first developed what the German automaker now considers the ancestor of all its sportscars. Named simply the Type 64, this car employed a number of construction methods and styling that would later come to typify the brand from the first 356 all the way to the modern 911.

The aerodynamic Type 64 has sat as the most prominent exhibit at the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen since it opened in January of 2009. Now, the priceless Type 64 body shell will be shipped outside of Germany for the first time since being carefully restored by the automaker when it shifts to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

The Type 64 will be on display in Atlanta for the The Allure of the Automobile exhibition running from March 21st until June 20th. While the Type 64 is on the road, the Porsche Museum in Germany will show off the wooden buck that was used as a frame to beat out the aluminum shape of the Type 64.

Check out images of the Type 64 in the gallery below.

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