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There was a need for a light, all-terrain „Kübelwagen“. The companies Auto Union from Ingolstadt, the Borgward Group from Bremen and Porsche AG from Stuttgart applied for the contract.

Porsche AG then developed the Porsche „Jagwagen“ Type 597. The car weighed 990 kilograms and was powered by a modified 1.6 liter Porsche 356 engine with the new engine identification "Type 597".

For various reasons on the part of the state authorities as well as on the part of the manufacturer, no major order was placed with Porsche. Instead, an order for 5,000 all-wheel-drive bucket cars was placed with Auto Union GmbH.

A total of 19 prototypes of the Porsche Type 597 Jagdwagen and about 50 production cars were manufactured. This makes this Porsche model one of the rarest ever.

The Porsche „Jagdwagen“ shown here was delivered on January 28, 1958 to the German Army's Telecommunications Training Battalion in Sonthofen. There this Type 597 remained in service until June 1970.

From then on the history of the car is completely documented by original registration papers. From delivery to the present day, the car has been in the hands of well-known collectors exclusively in Germany.

From then on the history of the car is completely documented by original registration papers. From delivery to the present day, the car has been in the hands of well-known collectors exclusively in Germany.

The car still bears its first original Porsche production type plate. The original Karmann body plate has also been preserved. The car still has its first, matching number engine.

A well documented and undoubtedly original Porsche 597 „Jagdwagen“.