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First Porsche found in old barn in Austria: Stored there since 1902

The first Porsche was recently discovered in an old barn in Austria. What's even more amazing is that the car had been sitting there abandoned in that humble shed since 1902. Now, finally, this unique vehicle is getting the recognition that it deserves. It is currently on display in Stuttgart, where it was unveiled on Mon., January 27, 2014.

According to Yahoo Finance, "The 'Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model,' or P1 for short, was designed and built by Ferdinand Porsche himself, first hitting the streets of Vienna on June 26, 1898."

To get your first look at the first Porsche, be sure to check out the video at the top of the page. According to the news clip from the AP, the first Porsche featured rearwheel drive, front wheel steering, and was powered by a self designed electric motor with an eight sided housing.

The astonishing first Porsche featured a design that was elegant and simple, yet so far ahead of its time. It currently sits elevated on a dais in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, surrounded by other vehicular wonders and accompanied by an audiovisual display that outlines the car's features and benefits.

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