"Don't mention the war! I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it," says John Cleese as Basil Fawlty in The Germans, an episode of the 1970s TV comedy Fawlty Towers. Ironically, the series still has a huge following in Germany, where lines are still quoted. But like Basil Fawlty, I'm going to have to mention the war, for it was then and in the preceding years that we find the birth of Porsche's carmaking past.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/08/02/what-its-like-to-drive-the-first-porsche-car