My Porsche does… 15mph

A RARE Porsche TRACTOR with a top speed of just 15mph is tipped to fetch more than £18,000 at auction.

Rare | Porsche's slowest ever vehicle. (Image | The Sun)
Rare | Porsche’s slowest ever vehicle. (Image | The Sun)

The two-ton 1958 Diesel Super 308 Traktor has 38 horsepower, against 553 for the firm’s fastest car, the Porsche 911 Turbo S.

It also takes a minute to reach its top speed despite having a three-cylinder, air-cooled 2,625cc engine.

But the red model, in agricultural service for decades, boasts a sleek design as well as the German manufacturer’s system for smooth gear changes without a clutch.

Porsche built more than 125,000 tractors between 1956 and 1963, before launching the iconic 911.

A collector purchased the Super 308 five years ago after it underwent a full restoration in 2003.

It will be sold by auctioneer Bonhams next month at Beaulieu Motor Museum, Hants.

Bonhams’ motoring expert John Polson said: “This tractor is probably the slowest vehicle Porsche ever made.

“But it’s a real collector’s item and the quality is just as you’d expect from them.

“It has been lovingly restored and we expect there to be a lot of interest.”

Article written and sub edited by myself


Originally published in The Sun on Tuesday August 27 2013.

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