A 1989 Volkswagen T3 double-cab pick-up once owned by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche – the man behind the design of the iconic Porsche 911 – is set to go under the hammer in Denmark.
The bakkie will be auctioned by Silverstone Auctions at The Classic Race Aarhus motorsport festival in Denmark at the end of May.
It was once owned by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the son of Ferdinand Anton Ernst (Ferry) Porsche and grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, founder of Porsche and Volkswagen and creator of the Beetle.
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, of course, founded his own company (the Porsche Design Studio) back in 1972, and it was for use in this firm that he bought the T3 Doka (Doppelkabine or double-cab) pick-up on 12 December 1989.
In 2014, it purchased by the current vendor, a Porsche racing driver with long-standing links with the Porsche family, before undergoing a bare metal restoration process that took more than 700 hours.
The T3 has a total of 141 000 kilometres on the clock, and supporting paperwork clearly listing Ferdinand Alexander Porsche as its first owner. It’s expected to fetch between €60 000 and €80 000 (R1-million and $1,4-million) at auction.