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Say it ain't so, Joe, that this was Porsche FOR VW

I find it disappointing the inference in what scraps of info I found on the net
that this stubby little Porsche prototype, the Type 534, from '52/'53 was Porsche building a prototype for VW. Porsche is lucky that it wasn't approved or this "Porsche Light" would have hurt Porsche sales like a cheapie alternative, sort of a K-Mart Porsche. Does the Typ 534 still exist?



plus this page below on Pinterest also shows a slightly better looking one by Pininfarina. I have books
on PF and looks like they hid this one as not one of their best. Hey, they were hard up for bucks but I don't see any improvement in Italian styling...

https://www.pinterest.com/olivierguin/og-porsche/

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Only the Pininfarina version came through, looks less Porsche like. I'll keep trying to post the one that looks like stubby 356.
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Seems like 356 greenhouse

I guess I will have to read up on VW beetle history, I had no idea they were in bed with VW so much as to suggest ideas. Maybe it was quick money for Porsche (like when they built two prototypes for Studebaker) , but I hope the pictures post this time so I can get some opinions.


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Looks like a caricature of a 52 Chevy.
BTW I enjoy you posts here. Keep em coming.
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