Last week I asked, what happened to the Porsche 901? That was easy, as the 901 was never released. It was intended to and the aluminium crankcase was even inscribed 901. What happened? Peugeot advised Porsche that it had taken out trademarks on all the three number combinations with a zero in the center – remember the 203, 503 and others. Porsche had to quickly rename the (stillborn) 901 as the 911, but did not have the time to recast the crankcases. This is why you will find early 911s (long bonnets) have 901 crankcases.
So to this week. An engine designed by Dr. Porsche, six cylinder in line and the sedan was built by another manufacturer. What car was this? Clue 1937.