One of three Porsche campers will be sold at auctionJune 22, 2019
If you love Porsche, then you have a rare chance to live in one of them.
The Mecum auction in the California city of Monterey will be auctioned off by a rare 1955 Porsche Tempo Mikafa Sport Camper van, which was made in only three copies.
Although everyone knows about the family ties of Porsche and Volkswagen, few people can tell something more or less intelligible about this long-haul van Tempo Mikafa Sport Camper. It looks like a vintage VW bus, but Porsche nameplates flaunt the body, not to mention the obvious similarity to the classic 356 sports car with its large round headlights and small lanterns. And from a technical point of view, this is not a Porsche at all, but rather Tempo Mikafa Sport – a camper built by the German manufacturer Mikafa on the Tempo chassis.
No, this is not about the Ford Tempo of the 1980s – it was a small German company that produced several car models from the 1920s to the end of the 1970s. But why does the van have Porsche badges? The fact is that the camper did put an opposite four-cylinder engine from a sport car 356 – or rather, only three copies, one of which fell into the hands of the Mecum auction in Monterey California.
Unfortunately, this particular camper today is already equipped with a different engine – its model is not reported. The engine is installed behind the front seats and is paired with a four-speed manual gearbox. The van has a kitchen and bathroom, but it needs repair and restoration. The auction has not yet set a starting price, but a similar van in 2017 was sold, for example, for $ 132,000.
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