"The world's first Porsche" is up for auction this weekend and is estimated to raise more than $ 20 million.
However, the carmaker says it is not a Porsche at all.
RM Sotheby's, the company that handles the auction of the legendary "Porsche", states that it is "the antecedent of Porsche's historical evolution" and "the oldest car ever to wear Porsche's iconic characters wide font, "which makes a careful distinction not to call the car a Porsche.
"Type 64 is neither the very first Porsche ever nor the very first Porsche to carry the letters Porsche on it," spokesman for Porsche Museum Astrid Böttinger wrote in an email statement.
The confusion lies in the founder of Ferdinand Porsche and his involvement in Volkswagen. When Ferry Porsche, son of Ferdinand Porsche, sold his Type 64, a "Volkswagen Sport" was labeled in the contract.
"Type 64 represents where Porsche comes from, Porsche's DNA," Böttinger wrote.