For a long time, almost no generation of people and connoisseurs of the automotive world, apart from those passionate, did not know how certain companies spreaded in different spheres.
In addition to participating in military machinery during several years of the Second World War, various brands collaborated with Nazi Germany and helped launch its military force.
But in order not to turn too far from the theme, in this modern era, Porsche stepped into new waters by creating the Cayenne model in 2002. However, this wasn’t the first diesel vehicle the German brand created in its turbulent history, nor the first machine that was capable of serious physical work.
This vision has never actually come to life in full potential, as Porsche has created just 125,000 tractors, which is far from over 20 million Type 1 Beetles that the Volkswagen brand produced over the years in which the line lived.
With too many competitors in the brands John Deere and Caterpillar, even four variants of the Porsche tractor never went farther than the German market, while only about 1,000 Porsche tractors of all variants were sold new to the U.S. due to stiff competition in the American market. For this very reason, it is incredibly rare to see a German tractor in America in excellent condition.
This Porsche Diesel Junior 108 L tractor from 1960 was purchased by a Briton and is currently on the auction list of RM Sotheby’s in Arizona.
The model is presented in a flawless state, with a red body color, a cream steering wheel and a seat. As you can see in the photos, the tractor is a real jewel and will most likely be a great addition to all Porsche collectors. The auctioneer expects it to sell for $30,000 – $40,000, but it’s offered without reserve, so it’s anyone’s guess what it will fetch when the gavel drops at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix on January 18-19.