There’s A Porsche “Sport Toboggan” From The 1960s For Sale


It is a uncommon Porsche Junior “Sport Toboggan,” an concept that was conceived in 1964 with prototypes constituted of fiberglass. They have been examined by Ferry Porsche himself, alongside together with his household, earlier than they have been put into manufacturing.

Apparently, 1964 was the identical yr that Porsche started experimenting with fiberglass in earnest as they developed the superior (for the time) physique for the Porsche 904 sports activities racing automobile.

Image DescriptionThe toboggan carries Porsche badging and it was examined by Ferry Porsche, with members of his family.

This experimentation with fiberglass moulding methods appears to have led to some Porsche workers deciding to make toboggans, in any other case often known as sleds. It’s potential that the Porsche Junior Toboggans have been made in the identical fiberglass part of the manufacturing unit because the Porsche 904s from the identical chopped fiberglass.

Pictures from the interval present the Porsche Sport Toboggan getting used on snow and likewise on water being towed behind a ship, maybe an early pre-cursor to wakeboarding.

The toboggan measures in at 36″ x 12″ x 38″ and it has a plaid cushion inside to maintain it snug. It’s completed in darkish blue with a black inside, there are aluminum caps over the sled rails beneath to keep away from damaging the fiberglass, and there are two handles on high.

Porsche Junior Sport Toboggan 3

Image DescriptionThe toboggan comes with this framed assortment of journal articles, you possibly can click on the picture for a bigger model nonetheless the decision continues to be a bit too low to learn.

The toboggan additionally comes with a big framed array of journal options on it and its design, together with a picture of the Porsche household within the snow with the youngsters taking part in on the sleds.

Porsche experimented with plenty of lighthearted snow toys through the years, essentially the most well-known is nearly actually the Arova-Porsche 212 Skibob. That is primarily a motorbike for the snow with skis instead of wheels.

It’s now identified what number of of those have been really made however the excellent news is that the one proven right here is on the market. It’s presently being provided on the market in a stay on-line public sale with The Market by Bonhams with a worth information of $800 – $1,200 out of Los Angeles, California.

Should you’d wish to learn extra in regards to the uncommon Porsche Junior “Sport Toboggan” or place a bid you possibly can go to the itemizing right here.

Porsche Junior Sport Toboggan 1

Pictures courtesy of The Market by Bonhams

Porsche Junior Sport Toboggan


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