Produced between 1957 and 1960, only 400 units of the Porsche-Diesel Junior 108S Vineyard are said to have been assembled. One of just 244 units built within the second year of production, this 108S was imported to the U.S. by the Viking Equipment Company of Seattle, Washington, after careful review of its Porsche OEM parts purchased from the original American Porsche-Diesel Corportation. Powered by an air-cooled 822cc diesel engine, the 108S became most popular with wineries across Europe for its specialized narrow-gauge construction including a rare manually adjustable harrow. This 1959 example is said to have been formerly owned by the general manager of a Porsche dealer in Denver, Colorado. Upon the seller’s acquisition in January 2016, this historic tractor was brought to the specialist Sal Fanelli of Porsche-Diesel USA for a complete restoration which spanned 3 years. Refinished in Carmine Red, this award-winning Junior 108S Vineyard is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Virginia accompanied by a Porsche-Diesel Certificate of Authenticity.
The width of the Junior 108S can be manually adjusted to 116cm or reduced to 66cm. Features include headlights, taillights, chrome badging, a black-finished steering wheel, and 16”/24” wheels with new BKT tires. Restored by a well-known marque specialist in Virginia, this example was completely refinished in the traditional combination of Carmine Red (RAL 3002) with a Creamy Yellow (RAL 1014) seat and wheels. Detailed images are provided in the gallery, and the seller adds that all gauges and accessories are working properly.
An air-cooled single-cylinder 822cc diesel engine produces 14 HP at 2250 RPM and is paired with a dual-range 3-epicyclic 3-speed transmission with high and low ranges. The seller adds that the motor and electrical system was completely rebuilt by the expert hands of Sal Fanelli, Porsche Diesel USA.
This tractor is offered with a bill of sale and owner's literature.
The seller would like you to know: “This tractor belongs in a museum or in someones Porsche collection. I actually have another Porsche Diesel tractor, a 1959 308, 3 cylinder Super. I have a farm, and use it there. I have struggled with the idea of selling my vineyard because of its rarity, but it spends most of its time in my garage, under a cover. It needs to be seen! The new owner will not be disappointed. It is as good as it gets!”
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