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AutoCult 1:43 1955 Porsche Tempo Mikafa Sport Camper

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AutoCult 1:43 1955 Porsche Tempo Mikafa Sport Camper

AutoCult 1:43 1955 Porsche Tempo Mikafa Sport Camper
MSRP: $149.95
(You save $20.00 )

This is a limited edition model with only 333 models distributed world wide

The Tempo Mikafa Sport Camper left the factory with a Porsche 356 engine and Porsche badging, making it perhaps the most interesting camper van in the world.

The construction of the Mikafa included a lightweight body made from aluminum alloy with a lightweight frame, all the furniture and fittings were kept as a light as possible as well, and perspex was used for some of the windows.

Many of the early powered chassis were fitted with 25 hp air-cooled, flat four Volkswagen industrial engines derived from the VW Beetle. Obviously with 25 hp propelling the not inconsiderable weight of the camper van the top speed was limited to approximately 50 mph in most cases.

In 1952 Tempo and Volkswagen had a significant contractual dispute, and the supply of engines dried up forcing Tempo to source engines from elsewhere including Austin 4-cylinders and even a few BMW V8s.

One of the rarest Mikafa models, the Mikafa Sport Camper, was fitted with a Porsche 356 engine. Porsche badging was added prominently front and rear, the Porsche flat-4 was fitted up front in a front wheel drive configuration.

In 1955 Porsche 356 engines were producing approximately 60 bhp, a considerable bump over the 25 hp VW units, though it still had to move well over 4,000 lbs of beds, sinks, stoves, toilets, and couches.

It’s believed that only three Porsche-powered Mikafa Sport Campers were ever built

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