It’s a tractor! It’s a car! No, it’s the Comfortractor!


Crossover between the tractor and automobile industries was fairly common 70 years ago, offering an easy opportunity for manufacturers to cross-market their brand to atypical buyers. Ford was building Fordson tractors, International Harvester started manufacturing passenger vehicles, and Porsche built both cars and tractors that sported similar shark-nose front ends. The thought was, perhaps Porsche-admiring farmers who had no use (or money) for a sports car might actually consider the German brand when it came time to purchase a utilitarian vehicle.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/06/14/its-a-tractor-its-a-car-no-its-the-comforttractor