1952 Allgaier-Porsche Type AP 17 Tractor

Up for auction is this very special 1952 Allgaier-Porsche Type AP 17 tractor.  In addition to his well-known efforts in developing sports cars, Dr. Ferdinand Porsche also had a passion for engineering affordable tractors.  After drafting several prototypes, Dr. Porsche eventually got his chance to develop a tractor in cooperation with industrial pressing titan Erwin Allgaier of Georg Allgaier Presswerke.  The result of this collaboration would be the Type AP 17, the first tractor engineered and marketed to the public under the Porsche name.  This rare 1952 example was the subject of cosmetic restoration and is now being offered by its seller in California in excellent running condition.

The AP 17 is constructed mainly from aluminum and this example has been completely refinished in silver during a restoration some years ago.  “Allgaier” and “Porsche” lettering is painted in red along with wheels, dashboard console, and steering wheel spokes.

Power comes from an air-cooled 1,374cc 2-cylinder diesel engine with Bosch oil injection and individual cylinder heads.  Despite its output of 18 HP at 2k RPM, the AP 17 derived its namesake from the original 17 HP output of the prototype model.  The rear wheels are driven through a 5-speed manual transmission which features a fluid coupling that helps to avoid stalling while enabling starts from any gear ratio.  The tires are said to have been replaced recently and this AP 17 is said to be in strong running order.

This tractor will be accompanied by a bill of sale.  A truly important piece of Porsche’s history, this rare AP 17 tractor makes the perfect addition to any Porsche collection or automotive museum, do not let this opportunity pass you by.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $12,000
  • Auction End: Feb. 23, 2021, 4:10 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 9
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Comments (16)

  • Schwik 5 days, 19 hoursago

    Sold for $12,000

  • Schwik 5 days, 20 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $12,000

  • ChequeredFlag (seller) 5 days, 20 hoursago

    Down to the wire on this lovely tractor. Just so you all know, someone new will be owning it by the auction end. Happy bidding!

  • ChequeredFlag (seller) 5 days, 20 hoursago

    @audipwr1 It's Magno and it is for sale. Details on our website. :)

  • audipwr1 (registered bidder) 5 days, 21 hoursago

    Is that a Matte green or grey G wagon behind it? That for sale?! Looking for one

  • Ossmorash 6 days, 1 hourago

    Bid in the amount of $11,000

  • Fast911rs 6 days, 14 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $10,500

  • Dwjrfish 6 days, 15 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $9,911

  • Schwik 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,700

  • Fast911rs 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,400

  • Emilio2102 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • 9113.2CarrCab 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $1,750

  • ChequeredFlag (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @FNMAG58 good to know, thanks for the heads up!

  • FNMAG58 1 week, 3 daysago

    All manuals are available thru Porsche-Diesel USA.

  • jjelosek1 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $1,500

  • jbauto 1 week, 5 daysago

    Can it be richened up to roll coal? Just enough to overshadow the neighbors Kubota. Does it come with an owners manual? Very interesting piece.

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1952 Allgaier-Porsche Type AP 17 Tractor
Final bid: $12,000 This auction has ended.