Porsche Gmünd Brochure

Porsche Gmund Brochure

There are 2 known editions of the Porsche Gmünd brochure, both of them very rare and collectible. So far there’s nothing known about number of copies printed of these brochures, but seen the very short time Porsche was based in Gmünd (Austria) and the very small number of Porsche Gmünd cars, it is not very likely there are many brochures printed. I once heard a number of 500 per edition. I just don’t know if this is true or not, it is a rumour , so please don’t take this number for being the truth until further research has been done.

I have both German editions in my collection. However they do exist in English too. I once heard of a French edition too, but I ‘ve never seen evidence of the existence.
I am still looking to buy the 2 editions in English (and French) , so if you know an original for sale, please let me know.

This brochure probably is one of the most sought-after items for collectors of Porsche literature and memorabilia, consider it the holy grail.

In all known literature on Porsche brochures, there’s only pictures of just 1 of the editions.
The last edition of the Merrit & Miller Porsche Sales literature book shows the english 1st edition. In the previous release of the same book, the german 2nd edition is shown.

Differences in versions of the Porsche Gmünd brochure.

between the 2 versions of the brochure are shown here with clear scans of both brochures of my collection.

As can be seen on the 2 pictures below, there’s no real difference between the frontcovers of the 2 editions. Ofcourse due to age, there’s a slight difference in colors between both, and the 2nd one has some slight cracks. Besides that, no difference at all between both.

Cover page of both editions of the Porsche Gmünd brochure

 

 

As can be seen on the 2 pictures, there’s no real difference between the 2 versions. Ofcourse due to age, there’s a slight difference in colors between both, and the 2nd one has some slight cracks. Besides that, no difference at all between both editions.

Comparison of the 2nd page of both edtions of the Porsche Gmünd brochure

 

Comparison of the 3rd page of both edition of the Porsche Gmünd brochure

The last page is the most intresting one, as this is the one where the differences show up. At first sight you would think there’s no difference, however if you read with attention, you’ll find some differences.

My copy of the 1st edition has a stamp in the upper left corner, which makes me think it was once archived somewhere. On the lower right corner, a date is written in pencil. I dont want to take any chance to damage the brochure to remove this writing, so I’ll leave it as it is.

Comparison of the 4rd page of both editions of the Porsche Gmünd brochure

1st difference : engine of 1131cc vs 1086 cc

1st editionPorsche Gmünd brochure
2nd editionPorsche Gmünd brochure

2nd difference : aluminium vs steel and  cable brakes vs hydralic brakes

1st editionPorsche Gmünd brochure
2nd editionPorsche Gmünd brochure

3rd difference : weight  of car

1st editionPorsche Gmünd brochure

2nd editionPorsche Gmünd brochure

People with good eyes probably will have noticed another difference on this last page, but I don’t mention it since it is of no importance to the technical details of the Gmünd Porsche.