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Whether you’re talking prototypes, celebrity owned cars, rarities or cool cars from the ’80s, there’s no denying the fact that Porsche has produced quite a few iconic, classic and rare automobiles since they got their start almost a century ago. But there is perhaps no rarer example of Porsche history than the 1939 Porsche Type 64 Coupe you see here. Originally built for the 1939 1,500 km Berlin to Rome road race that would never happen, the Type 64 was based on the Type 1 Volkswagen (we know it as the Beetle) powertrain and covered with a whole new style chassis and riveted alloy body that utilized WWII aircraft technology. This is the third example of the Type 64 that was built, and the only one known to have survived the war. As Sotheby’s puts it, “This is perhaps the most significant surviving piece of Porsche engineering and design history.” We’re inclined to agree. This 1939 Porsche Type 64 Coupe rolls across the block during the RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction from August 15 – 17 in Monterey, California.

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While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.