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Porsche recovers its first car from a shed

Porsche recovers its first car from a shed

Historic vehicle spent a decade undiscovered in Austria


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The first ever car designed by Ferdinand Porsche will make its debut today in The Porsche Museum, Germany, after spending a decade in an Austrian shed

The first Porsche car ever created has been recovered in Austria, where it was located inside a shed for over 100 years. The 'Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model', also known as the 'P1', was created by Ferdinand Porsche, the founder of Porsche.

Following its creation in 1898, Porsche raced the car during a Berlin electric vehicle exposition, where it secured first place, beating the next placed competitor by a total of 18 minutes.

According to a report in USA Today, shortly after its victory, the car was abandoned in an Austrian shed where it stayed for over a decade.

The P1 will make its debut at The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany today.

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