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Today 75 Years Ago Porsche Receives The Order to Construct the Volkswagen

Today 75 Years Ago Porsche Receives The Order to Construct the Volkswagen

Today before 75 years, on June 16, 1934 was one of the most important days for the Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG, the company who has greatly influenced the auto industry in this and previous century. On that day Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche GmbH received the green light from the Reich to start constructing and building the Volkswagen.  In those hard economic times, designers and experts in auto industry had an idea to build a cheap inexpensive car, affordable for the majority of the people.

Today 75 Years Ago Porsche Receives The Order to Construct the Volkswagen

On of these experts was Ferdinand Porsche, who has already constructed some compact and small cars destined for several world markets and had a brilliant idea how to solve this current problem and develop a suitable, inexpensive and efficient vehicle. As a result, Volkswagen concept was getting ready and was presented to the Reich Ministry of Transport on 17 January 1934 in his “Study for the Production of a Germany People’s Car”, namely Volkswagen.  At the end of the day, political leaders were already convinced of the quality and efficiency of the Volkswagen concept. So the concept was approved quickly and five months later the Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche GmbH received the order to produce the car.

Today 75 Years Ago Porsche Receives The Order to Construct the Volkswagen

Three cars were made at the workshop of Ferdinand Porsche’s residence. The First Wolkswagen Prototype  - V1 was presented on 3rd of July, 1935. The second V2 model was convertible car based on V1 presented on 22nd of December 1935. After the Volkswagen V3 was made In February 1936, the resistance started to grow in the German Auto Union against the project as it was seen as a serious competitor to the current cars on the market. A further series of 30 prototypes (VW30) was nevertheless built in 1937 by the then Daimler-Benz AG and tested in a large-scale trial covering a total of 2.4 million test kilometers.

Today 75 Years Ago Porsche Receives The Order to Construct the Volkswagen

Today 75 Years Ago Porsche Receives The Order to Construct the Volkswagen


Contrary to the idea Volkswagen to be joint venture of German car makers, the Reich Government decided to build separate factory for the new car with the start date marked in the beginning of May 1938 in small town Fallersleben, today Wolfsburg.

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  1. Hainz says:

    Zig hail…