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7 December 2023, 10:23

A German masterpiece from Porsche: restoration of a rare 1921 Austro-Daimler ADS-R at the Porsche Museum

A German masterpiece from Porsche: restoration of a rare 1921 Austro-Daimler ADS-R at the Porsche Museum
In the world of the automotive industry, the name Porsche is synonymous with refinement, high technical standards and exceptional design. Over the centuries, the brand has gained world fame thanks to its persistent pursuit of exclusivity. However, apart from its own automotive heritage, Porsche also knows how to preserve and restore other iconic cars.

One of the clear examples of this approach is the restoration of the rare Austro-Daimler ADS-R in the Porsche museum. This car was designed by Ferdinand Porsche himself in 1921, when he was the managing director of Austro-Daimler in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
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The process to restore the Austro-Daimler ADS-R was a challenge as the car had a lot of damage from decades of service and natural wear and tear. The Porsche Museum's team of engineers and craftsmen have gone to great lengths to restore this car to its former glory.

First, it was important to restore the structure and mechanical elements of the Austro-Daimler ADS-R. Craftsmen worked on the restoration of historical parts, trying to preserve as many original details as possible. In doing so, they used traditional technology and repair methods to recreate the spirit of the time when the Austro-Daimler ADS-R first hit the road.
Photo source: carscoops.com
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However, the restoration of this rare car was not limited to technical aspects only. Design experts also paid due attention to the restoration of the exterior. They carefully researched archival photos and documentation to accurately recreate every element of the design. The car now drives almost as well as it did in the 1920s.

Austro-Daimler ADS-R "Sascha" is equipped with a 1.1-liter four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 50 hp. The weight of the car is only 598 kg, thanks to which it was very fast in its time. Because of the name on the radiator grill and after the man who financed the project in the early 1920s, Oleksandr Josef Kolovrat-Krakowsky, these cars are known as Sascha.
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By returning to the past and restoring masterpieces, Porsche upholds the traditions and culture of the automotive world, paying respect and recognition to those great engineers who determined the shaping of automotive history. The Austro-Daimler ADS-R brought back to life at the Porsche Museum is a kind of challenge to the past and a look into the future of automotive evolution.
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