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Austro Daimler Bergmeister Cabriolet from 1932: Family history in the Porsche Museum

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Austro Daimler Bergmeister Cabriolet from 1932
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G great train station in the Porsche Museum: On the 4th In the presence of many guests of honor, the restored Austro-Daimler 'Bergmeister' Cabriolet was officially included in the exhibition. The luxurious sports car belongs to the collection of Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, the son of Dr. Ferry Porsche and grandson of Professor Ferdinand Porsche, who worked at Austro-Daimler as Head of Development and Production.

Austro Daimler Bergmeister is the most important exhibit

'The early history of Porsche is part of it we are not yet adequately represented in the museum, ”emphasized museum director Achim Steijskal and added:“ That is why this car is an important exhibit for us - we will take good care of it. ”“ That would have been my great wish too, ”replied Dr. Wolfgang Porsche , who celebrated its premiere at the world-famous Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach (USA) in 2011 with the masterfully developed masterpiece of Austrian automotive engineering, the 'Nobel Prize for Classic Cars', says Dr. Porsche.

The restoration took 4 years

Egon Zweimüller and his team in Ennsdorf /Austria took the Austro-Daimler' Bergmeister 'cabriolet to a complex four years a Restored to concours condition. More than 10,000 hours went into the project, which was completed in March 2011. 'Researching facts and photos took a lot of time,' said restorer Egon Zweimüller, whose father bought the 'Bergmeister' as a restoration object back in the 1960s. The Austrian added: 'This history also makes restoration one for us very special event. In addition, the car is an important testimony to Austrian automotive engineering. '

Above all, the technology of the engine, a 120 hp in-line six-cylinder with an overhead camshaft and a displacement of 3.6 liters, goes back to the work of Professor Ferdinand Porsche He came to the car manufacturer in Wiener Neustadt as the successor to Paul Daimler and took over the post of General Director in 1917. Porsche was also active as a racing driver himself, winning the 'Prinz-Heinrich-Fahrt' with one of his designs in 1910. In 1923 he left Austria. Daimler: As chief designer, Dr. Karl Rabe followed in his footsteps, the engineer who was later the most important employee of Porsche in Stuttgart and stayed with the company until hisDeath in 1968. His son was one of the guests of honor at the Porsche Museum.

Back to 1927: That's when the racing driver Hans Stuck joined Austro-Daimler. With the Austrian racing cars, he won almost all the hill climbs in which he started. In 1930 he won the first official European mountain championship. The engine still had the genes that Ferdinand Porsche had implanted in the Austro-Daimler engines.

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