Lot 42

2016   |   Amelia Island Auctions 2016

1958 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen

SOLD $330,000

Estimate

$350,000 - $425,000

Chassis

597 000 148

Engine

01061

Car Highlights

One of Only 71 Jagdwagens Built and as Few as 15 Extant

A Rare and Often Overlooked Part of Porsche’s Early Heritage

Built with Four-Wheel Drive and Amphibious Capability

Retained by Original Owner Wendell Fletcher for Three Decades

Regarded as the Most Original Example Known to Exist

Technical Specs

1,582 CC OHV Type 616/6 Flat 4-Cylinder Engine

Single Solex Carburetor

50 BHP at 4,500 RPM

5-Speed Manual Transaxle with 4-Wheel Drive

4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Fully Independent Torsion Bar Suspension with Shock Absorbers

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that the Porsche Club Jadwagen Registry notes that this is likely the last Jadgwagen produced and estimates there are approximately 50 surviving Jadwagens.

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