The P1 was given a plastic body to show how it once looked
Built in 1898, the P1 was the very first Porsche
The P1's motor
Ferdinand Porsche stamped the major components "P1"
The P1's controls
Diagram of the P1
Ask most petrolheads when the first Porsche was built and the likely answer you’ll get is 1948, when the Type 356 rolled out. In fact, that’s off by fifty years. This week, the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen will mark its fifth anniversary with the unveiling of the rediscovered and unrestored first Porsche, the P1 built in 1898. Recovered from a warehouse where it languished forgotten for over a century, it’s now the centerpiece of a new permanent exhibit telling the early history of Porsche and its founder.
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