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Lot 90

2019   |   Amelia Island 2019

1958 Porsche-Diesel Junior 108K

SOLD $40,320

Estimate

$30,000 - $50,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

K3666

Engine

90149

Car Highlights

Documented and Researched Ownership History
Fitted with Several Rare Options
Desirable Short-Wheelbase Junior Model
Comprehensively Restored in Germany
Offered with Original German Registration Booklet, Owner’s and Service Manuals, and Restoration Invoices

Technical Specs

822 CC Air-Cooled Single-Cylinder OHV Diesel Engine
Bosch Diesel Injection
14 HP at 2,250 RPM
6-Speed Manual Gearbox with Power Take-Off
Rear-Wheel Drum Brakes

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that this vehicle is sold on a Bill of Sale. Please also note that this vehicle’s engine number is 20617, not 90149 as stated in the catalogue.

Register to Bid

The history of this lovely Porsche-Diesel Junior 108K has been researched by a previous owner, a German Porsche collector, and is documented by the accompanying original registration booklet. According to his research, this 108K was delivered new on July 25, 1958, to Dr. Friedrich Bering, an engineer and third-generation owner of a paper factory and surrounding lands in Warburg, Germany. The tractor was used by Dr. Bering until 1964, when it was sold to August Rolf, a farmer in nearby Natingen. Six years later, the Junior 108K was acquired by Mr. Funfsinn, a butcher in Salchendorf, a village near Siegen in the south of Germany. The butcher used and properly maintained the tractor on his cattle farm for 37 years.

The 108K was acquired in 2007 by a discriminating German Porsche collector who appreciated its well-preserved condition and fitment of factory options, including the Type 104 hydraulic lift, rare front fenders, and full instrumentation. He decided to restore the 108K, entrusting it to a German tractor expert who stripped the Porsche to its bare frame. The engine was rebuilt, including new gaskets and bearings, and the starter was overhauled. The chassis and body were repainted, and new wiring and tires were installed.

In 2018, this outstanding example was acquired by an American Porsche collector and mechanic with an affinity for Porsche tractors, and this Junior 108K now awaits its next caretaker.