1961 Porsche Tractor

PORSCHE JUNIOR // MUSEUM QUALITY RESTORATION // EX COLDRIDGE COLLECTION

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    1
  • Number of seats 
    1
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    14 BHP / 15 PS / 11 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Diesel

Description

FOR SALE; PORSCHE JUNIOR // MUSEUM QUALITY RESTORATION // EX COLDRIDGE COLLECTION

EQUIPMENT
Single Cylinder Air Cooled Diesel Engine, Oil filled Clutch, 8 Speed Gearbox (6 Forward, 2 Back), Rear P.T.O, Air Cooled.

EXTERIOR
Restored to factory specification, this Porsche Junior is in superb condition. Its vibrant red coachwork is spotless, retaining a deep lustre, it presents as a museum piece rather than a piece of agricultural equipment.

The brushed metal Porsche Junior logo sits upon both sides of the bonnet in perfect condition and in bright contrast to the red bodywork.

This Junior was displayed for a number of years in the Coldridge Collection. Started by Mike Thorne in the mid 1980’s it grew to be one of the UK’s largest privately owned collections of agricultural vehicles, consisting of over 70 vehicles at its peak.

INTERIOR
As a cabin-less tractor, the Porsche Junior doesn’t have much in the way of an interior. The layout is more functional than comfortable, consisting of a cast metal seat and large black plastic steering wheel its quite sparse to say the least. Passengers can enjoy the ride on the left wheel arch, one of which features a bar or grab handle for support.

All of the above is completely factory correct, having been restored or replaced with new old stock parts during the Porsche’s extensive restoration.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Mechanically, and visually the single cylinder air cooled engine is impeccable. It featured a hydraulic coupling between engine and transmission, which made gear selection and drive much easier for the Porsche’s drivers.

Producing just 14bhp the single cylinder engine was designed to be cost effective and reliable. It is not the most powerful tractor motor on the options list but it certainly makes up for what farming power it lacks with beauty and finesse as a smaller package, this is where the Junior comes into its own.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The large steel steel wheels present very well; their square centres and cream finish make the Porsche Junior easily distinguishable.

They retain a clean and even shine after being re-painted during the tractors full restoration.

HISTORY FILE
This lucky Porsche Junior tractor became part of the famous Coldridge Collection, put together by Mike Thorne, the owner and curator who selectively sourced over 70 vehicles throughout a 22 year period and occasionally opened the collection for public viewing.

It sits today as an exemplary and wonderful piece of Porsche’s early history.

As a museum piece, a working tractor or the missing piece for a Porsche collector you’ll be hard pressed to find a better one.

Please visit our website for a full write up and additional photographs.

The car is supplied having had an extensive intake inspection. Warranty, Finance, Part Exchange and Worldwide shipping are all available on request.

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