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    The Porsche B32 - A Porsche Factory built VW T3


    I discovered something interesting over the past week or so, it started with finding a manual for something called a "Porsche B32" on an eBay auction. On the auction pictures, a Vanagon was shown in the manual. With a bit of research, with information hard to find, I present you with a Porsche-badged, Porsche-factory-built and registered Vanagon, one of 10 or so ever built.

    From the myths about the B32, I've heard that the first was a support vehicle circa 1984 when Porsche was racing the 959 in the Paris to Dakar race. When it came back to Zuffenhausen, Dr. Porsche borrowed it to haul the kids to school. It was at that point that they decided to produce a more refined version that Mrs. Porsche could drive. Official numbers are rumored to be 11 produced.
    I don't have a lot of information yet, but this is still pretty cool. They were apparently equipped with a 231PS flat-six Porsche engine, and had brake and suspension upgrades to boot, along with a Porsche quality leather interior. An interesting find -- I hope to get more research done on this soon.

    Grassroots Motorsports - RallyCross, Ice Racing, Hill Climb and Solo - Lifelong motorcycle enthusiast

    #2
    Wicked cool.

    Now that Porsche controls 50% or so of VW, let's hope they can pull off something this rad without anything as lame as the Cayenne.

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      #3
      Do want!

      That is all I have to say.
      Last edited by CrzRsn; April 15th, 2008, 2:35 AM.

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        #4
        Interesting find! Thanks for the info
        Obsessed with Top Gear since 2003

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          #5
          OMG! This thing is probably incredibly dangerous to drive! A completely rear weight biased vehicle with no downforce in front. High rollover chance, vague steering and a chasis and panels made with leafs. Do I have to bring up the crash test of a VW Transporter where the cabin is smashed completely?

          But I have to admit, it looks very cool
          "It's the difference between watching great sex and having good sex." - Labcoatguy on the difference between an automatic and a manual gearbox.

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            #6
            Originally posted by _HighVoltage_ View Post
            OMG! This thing is probably incredibly dangerous to drive!
            Safety is overrated anyway. I like it; I can't think of anything stranger than a Porsche minivan.
            Saying smaller engines are better is like saying you don't want huge muscles because you wouldn't fit through the door. So what? You can bench 500. Fuck doors. - MadCat360

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              #7
              Originally posted by tigger View Post
              Safety is overrated anyway. I like it; I can't think of anything stranger than a Porsche minivan.
              A Porsche pick-up truck? This will be a complete oxymoron
              "It's the difference between watching great sex and having good sex." - Labcoatguy on the difference between an automatic and a manual gearbox.

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                #8
                Originally posted by _HighVoltage_ View Post
                A Porsche pick-up truck? This will be a complete oxymoron

                Isn't VW is testing a pickup variant of the Touareg right now? Guess whats next. Audi Q7 pickup, and then Porsche Cayenne pickup.

                1997 Audi A6 Avant 2.8 quattro - 12/2006-04/2007 - Totaled
                2005 Audi TT 1.8T quattro - 07/2012-11/2012 - Traded
                2013 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 - 11/2012-
                1992 Mazda Miata 1.6 - 03/2013-07/2017 - Sold
                1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 - 12/2014-



                Twitter/Instagram: @SeenOnWoodward

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                  #9
                  LOL! And after that - Porsche Cayenne Pick-up HYBRID
                  "It's the difference between watching great sex and having good sex." - Labcoatguy on the difference between an automatic and a manual gearbox.

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                    #10
                    LOL, it's a KITT Minivan XDD

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                      #11
                      As long as it comes with the Westfalia camper package, complete with stove, sink, and refrigerator, then I'm a...happy camper.

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                        #12
                        Haha that's so cool! Bad black paintjob...

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                          #13
                          I would change the wheels, but otherwise its pretty cool and definitely individual.

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                            #14
                            ...








                            What a find! Porsche's mistake, which they've hidden so well... until now!

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                              #15
                              http://www.bartl.cc/b32/

                              Headlamps look different though...

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                                #16
                                That looks badass.
                                231 hp means these van thingies will finally move at a speed faster than the regular house snail...

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                                  #17
                                  We're the source for this on AutoBlog.

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by BlaRo View Post
                                    ... then I'm a...happy camper.
                                    That was lame. And yet, I laugh .


                                    Originally posted by High_Voltage
                                    Porsche Cayenne Pick-up HYBRID
                                    The sad thing is that I can almost see them building that.
                                    Saying smaller engines are better is like saying you don't want huge muscles because you wouldn't fit through the door. So what? You can bench 500. Fuck doors. - MadCat360

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Prost264 View Post
                                      We're the source for this on AutoBlog.
                                      Wow, I just checked that out, too. Awesome.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Prost264 View Post
                                        We're the source for this on AutoBlog.
                                        Here is the link.

                                        http://www.autoblog.com/2008/04/15/d...gon-based-b32/

                                        And looking at the comments on Autoblog, there are a lot of "pointy knees" arguments. FFS...
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