Austro-Daimler Prinz Heinrich Wagen
The name of this car honours a car enthusiast. A German prince from the house of Prussia, Emperor William II’s brother. The prince was the patron of the rally organised by the imperial automobile club, which covered 1800 kilometres across Germany in six stages. Ferdinand Porsche was 34 years old at the time and the first director at Austro Daimler.
The company took part in the Prince Heinrich 1910 Rally with three manufactured cars: Ferdinand Porsche drove a white one, the second director, Eduard Fischer drove a dark blue one and Count Schönfeld drove a dark red car. The three Austro Daimler manufactured cars finished the rally successfully in Bad Homburg. Porsche took first place, Fischer took second and Count Schönfeld came in third. In 1911, the Prinz-Heinrich car broke the world speed record when it reached 172 km per hour in Neunkirchner Allee, a road used for measuring speed. Only four cars from the Prinz Heinrich series remain in the world today.