1952 Porsche 356

Porsche 356 'Pre A' 1500 coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1952
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    11976
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Exterior brand colour 
    azure blue
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Built in december 1952, this Pre-A coupe with the early one-piece windscreen with distinctive profile was first registered on 1st January 1953. In 2014 the car was imported into the UK from California and registered on 1st may 2014. Before the car left California the following work was undertaken: a full body restoration and repaint; a full interior re-trim: a full re-chrome of bright work; instaling newlights and fittings; and rebuilding the engine. Fitted with a 1500 engine from 1955 (34855). Further works are carried out in the UK in 2014 by Porsche specialist Gantspeed engeneering: a full suspension overhaul with all new busches, bearings and shock absorbers, a complet brake refurbishment with all new hydraulic cylinders and hoses; a comprehensive rebuild of the Original transmission with new bearings, synchros and shifting sleevesas required, a full pedal box restorations, a full overhaul of all control systems passing trough the centre tunel, a steering box rebuild and new steering joints, and fitted with a new battery, tyres and starter motor. Gantspeed has covered circa 500 miles in the car and have dealt with any issue that cropped up. Early Pre-A examples of the Porsche 356 are becomming increasingly difficult to find, especially in such good condition. No Porsche collection is complete without one of the models that started the story. Finished in Azure blue with beige leather interior, this is a truly exellent example ready to enjoy.