Ferdinand Porsche’s Volkswagen T3 Doka is Heading to Auction

A 1989 Volkswagen T3 Doka formerly owned by Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche is crossing the auction block.

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche is best known for designing the first Porsche 911. But now a Volkswagen T3 double-cab pickup truck he once owned can be yours. Being sold off by Silverstone Auctions at its Classic Race Aarhus auction, the 1989 Volkswagen T3 Doka was used by the designer for various purposes on a Porsche estate called Schüttgut. It also has the distinction of being one of the few cars registered privately in the Porsche’s family name, rather than in the company’s name. Supporting paperwork for the 1989 Volkswagen T3 Doka lists Ferdinand Alexander Porsche as the first owner of the vehicle, which is currently owned by a Porsche racing driver.

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It is unclear who that driver is, but the vehicle was purchased in 2014 and received a comprehensive bare-metal restoration that took over 700 hours to complete at his Porsche Racing garage. Although it does have 87,600 miles or so on the odometer, it has done virtually no travelling since its restoration.

Silverstone Auctions estimates that the 1989 Volkswagen T3 Doka will fetch between €60,000 ($67,310) to €80,000 ($89,750).

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