The rear window replacement of your Porsche at low cost
Porsche is the maker of many world-famous sports cars. The company was founded in 1931, but before that Ferdinand Porsche was already an important figure in the automotive sector. If you own a Porsche, it may be necessary to replace the rear window. For example, a collision or vandalism can break it down into thousands of pieces. Of course, which rear window is needed differs per model, but for the most common Porsche models you can easily order the appropriate replacing car window from us. The after market car windows that can be purchased here have a considerably better price than those from the brand dealers. We explain below when the Porsche rear window replacement will be needed and how this can be done at low cost. First of all we will discuss the interesting history of the German car brand and we will tell you about the fascinating person Ferdinand Porsche. Among other things, he is responsible for the design of one of the most iconic cars of all time.
The first hybrid cars from Ferdinand Porsche
The key figure in the establishment of the final car brand Porsche is the in 1875 born Ferdinand Porsche.
He was born in Liberec, which at that time belonged to Austria-Hungary but now lies in the Czech Republic. The young Ferdinand Porsche soon became interested in electrical systems in particular. For example, he made sure that his parental home was powered by electricity himself. Although he could not get a higher education due to lack of money, the secondary school and his natural talent turned out to be enough to be hired at an electricity company in Vienna (Wien). Here he invented and developed the wheel hub motor
within five years.
With this wheel hub motor Ferdinand Porsche appears to have been far ahead of his time. When he joined a car construction company in Vienna in 1898, he got the chance to implement his engine in a real car. In 1901 this became the Lohner Porsche Mixte Hybrid, the first hybrid car in the world. The big disadvantage of this car, which for that time reached the high speed of 56 kilometres per hour, was its great weight. With the development of this car, Ferdinand Porsche had established his name forever in the world of cars. He won several prizes and even set several speed records as a driver. What is special is that Ferdinand Porsche had to serve in the military for some time in 1902. He was then the driver of none other than Archduke Franz Ferdinand,
whose death later became the reason for the First World War.
Ferdinand Porsche goes to Mercedes and later founder of Volkswagen
Through his successes with the hybrid cars at Lohner,
Porsche was attracted to Austro-Daimler.
This company can be seen as the Austrian branch of the German Daimler, which was owned by Gottlieb Daimler
and Wilhelm Maybach.
In 1923 Porsche was transferred to the headquarters of this company, where in 1926 it was merged with Benz & Cie to form Daimler-Benz. Here he was responsible for the design of the Mercedes-Benz SSK,
one of the fastest cars of the time. Due to disagreement, he left Daimler-Benz not much later. In 1931 he founded his own company.
As the great depression at that time caused acute shortages, Ferdinand Porsche was not able to set up his own car factory. Instead, he started a car consultancy in Stuttgart. Among other things, he designed a car for what is now Audi, but only became really important because of his contacts with the national socialist party of Adolf Hitler. Hitler wanted to have a car made for the people, the Volkswagen, and saw Ferdinand Porsche as the ideal designer. The car that Porsche designed for this purpose was the Volkswagen Beetle, also called the Kever in the Netherlands. This car was and still is an iconic model that was sold millions of times not only in Germany, but also across all of Europe.
The first Porsche cars of its own and development through the years
Both Ferdinand Porsche and his son Ferry Porsche
were arrested and detained after the Second World War. They were members of the Nazi party and were also involved in the SS. Ferdinand Porsche also had a large share in the development of various tanks and long-range missiles for Hitler's army. His son Ferry was released fairly quickly and kept the company Porsche alive. He was even responsible for the first car of the brand. The Porsche 356 appeared in 1948 and can be seen as the actual beginning of Porsche as its own car brand. Partly because VW sold a small share of the profit for every Volkswagen Beetle sold, Porsche could grow into the large company it is today. However, Ferdinand Porsche did not experience this anymore. He died in 1951.
Of course, the growth also had everything to do with the quality of the cars. Porsche began to focus on high-quality cars in the highest segment. The sports cars like the Porsche 550
and the Porsche 718
were nice successes, but the real breakthrough followed with the introduction of the Porsche 911 in 1963. This model is still in production today and is certainly one of the most famous and beloved sports cars ever.
In 2010 Porsche and Volkswagen merged into the Volkswagen Group.
The Porsche SE
holding company has a 50.76% majority shareholding in these cars, which means that it can effectively be said that the descendants of Porsche own Volkswagen. In addition to Porsche and Volkswagen, the Volkswagen Group also includes the following car brands, which are run autonomously to a certain extent:
When and how should the rear window replacement of the Porsche be done?
All windscreens of cars are made of so-called laminated glass. This is so called because this glass consists of two layers with a layer of PVB film in between. When the windscreen has a hard impact, it will not break down into thousands of pieces due to the used materials and the production method, but only crack or tear. As a result, it is sometimes still possible to repair a car window.
However, most rear windows are made of another type of glass, namely safety glass. This single layer of glass is heated quickly and cooled down quickly, causing a high tension on it. When an impact follows, the rear window of the Porsche needs to be replaced, because this type of car window falls apart in many small pieces. However, this is safer than the large shards that produce 'normal' glass. If you have had an accident or have been the victim of vandalism, the Porsche rear window replacement will soon be necessary. Driving through with a broken rear window causes the following disadvantages, among others:
The car is easily accessible to thieves
Weather and wind damage to interiors and electrical components
Poor comfort for the occupants
Additional danger in the event of a collision
Therefore, quickly engage a automotive glass expert when you need to replace the rear window of the Porsche.
Replace your Porsche rear window inexpensively or do it yourself
At a brand dealer, the prices for a Porsche rear window replacement are higher than necessary. This is because only authorised brand dealers may replace a rear window of the Porsche with a car window with a brand logo. This monopoly ensures that you as a car owner do not get the best price. By ordering after market car windows from us, you can be sure that you will. This automotive glass is of exactly the same high quality and is brand new, so certainly more reliable than a second hand car window, but due to the lack of a brand logo the costs are much lower than with a brand dealer.
Replacing the Porsche rear window is easy to do yourself with the right knowledge and tools, but if you want the best result with certainty, you can call in our certified partners. They will even replace the rear window of the Porsche on location and do so at competitive rates. Order the rear window for your Porsche model today, so you can quickly get back on the road safely with your beautiful car!