Porsche was not always famous for creating luxurious and fast cars. The company actually had hopes of going into business with the military back in the late 50s, and it all started off with a sturdy little car named 597 Jagdwagen. This thing packed an air-cooled flat four engine that gave off just 50 horsepower kept in check by a five-speed gearbox, but this was enough to get it up to 60 miles per hour without too many issues.
The vehicle was offered in two-wheel and four-wheel drive versions, and it was advertized as a “hunting car.” However, since production costs were relatively high, the military had to pass on this particular model, which is why Porsche only managed to manufacture 71 of them. Now, one of these rare vehicles is set to go to the auction block, and all because its owner saw it as too “fragile” to be driven around his estate.