Today In History: The First Porsche Was Built (1948)

By Ed

The first Porsche was built on the 8th of June 1948. Today the Porsche brand is one of the best-known cars in the world and they are among the most prized sports cars in the world. The car was built by the Austrian engineer Ferdinand Porsche who had been working on the car for many years. The engineer had earlier been arrested for war crimes by the French and had just recently been released from jail. Porsche had been employed by the Nazis during WW II.

In 1931 Porsche had found his own company. He had regularly been employed by the Nazis. He had helped to design the early Volkswagen’s, and is well known as the designer of the famous Volkswagen Beetle. Ferdinand Porsche also designed tanks for the German army during the war.