The last of Porsche’s VW 39 prototypes is a direct line from Ferry himself


For all the talk about Volkswagens being inexpensive Porsches—or Porsches being expensive Volkswagens—there’s no arguing the VW 39 prototype’s direct connection to Ferdinand and Ferry. The VW 39 is, indeed, a Porsche. Period. Fourteen prototypes left Porsche’s Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen plant in 1939. Only one still exists: chassis number 1-00003.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/04/15/last-porsche-vw-39-prototypes