1953 Porsche 356
Year of manufacture1953
Mileage3 704 km / 2 302 mi
Porsche 356 Pre A Cabriolet / convertible from 1953.
Only 370 cars were built in the year 1953, so this is a very rare car.
The current colour of the car is Slate Grey with a red interior and beige convertible top.
With original sun visors.
The 356 was supplied directly to Reutter by Porsche and has been been used by Reutter for a very long time as a test car to research a new colour. This 356 was meant to be tested with the Signalrot colour.
Ultimately, it is not known what colour the car originally came in.
Because the car has been at Reutter for so long, little is known about it and there is no Kardex either. The chassis number and engine number match with a Pre A however. The engine number corresponds to a 528 engine (1500S) matching the period of the chassis number (1953).
We think the original engine is still in the car, because there are papers from 1961 and 1964 stating the engine number which is presently in the car.
In the end, Porsche gave the car to a Mexican ambassador, who was said to be a racer.
Perhaps it was driven at the Panamericana in the past, but unfortunately that cannot (yet) be verified.
The car is currently in very good
condition. The paint / lacquer is still neat with minimal signs of wear. All fits are tight and there is no corrosion / rust or damage to the bodywork and paint / lacquer. The Slate Grey paint / lacquer still has a nice shine and looks very good on this Pre-A in combination with the red upholstery and black wheels.
The interior is still in neat condition, also with minimal signs of wear. Technically the 356 is in order and it drives as it should. The bottom is in neat, used condition.
All in all a very attractive and rare 356 Pre A.
A short video has been made of the car: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JFzMKPIz0vdPOk9JdnzpZligNJAojUSu/view
The restoration of the car is an older one, there are still some recent invoices available however.
We can also supply the car with a Dutch license plate.
The car can be viewed in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.This Classic Car is for sale on Catawiki. To have more information or to place a bid click on the "BID NOW" button.