Available for auction is an Arova-Porsche 212 Skibob. In 1970, Skibob manufacturer Arova created the 212 for Porsche and specially designed it to be able to fold down small enough to fit into the 911’s trunk. Skibobs were developed in the late 1960s as a new method of skiing, particularly for those who may be disabled or lack the leg and knee strength required for normal skiing. The name is a contraction of “ski” and “bobsled”. Early versions had front and rear skis called “feet”, and the front foot is steerable via the handlebars. With the design done by Porsche, the 212 featured front and rear shock strut suspension, and seating for two adults. An unusual feature for skibobs. Porsche designed the 212 with a hollow body that can hold a thermos and a sandwich for a day on the slopes. When folded, the feet, suspension, handlebars, and steering shaft fit neatly into the body, allowing the 212 to fit into the front trunk of a 911. With a total weight of approximately 30lbs, the 212 is heavier than most skibobs due to the body made from molded polyfoam, and aluminum struts with fiberglass feet. They now make up popular additions to Porsche collections, but that’s only if you can find one. With just a few hundred made, it’s not known how many have survived to the modern day. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of Porsche history. Buyer is responsible for shipping, handling, and fees.
- Sold for: $2,750
- Auction End: Aug. 19, 2020, 9:18 a.m.
- Number of Offers: 3