• Year of manufacture 
    1953
  • Mileage 
    80 km / 50 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    60077
  • Reference number 
    13645
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

#60077

Our car was supplied new in domestic German market specification on the 14th of April 1953 to Porsche dealer Hahn Motorfahrzeuge GMBH of Stuttgart. Delivered in ivory (code R504) and fitted with a red leather interior, #60077 is one of the rare "Knickscheibe" one-piece, curved windscreen models, made for only two years between 1953 and 1955. Only 394 "curved window" Cabriolets were built in 1953, from a total production of 1165 made.

Confirmed by the Porsche certificate accompanying the car, it was optioned with a Telefunken tube radio with AM and SW and programmable preselective pushbuttons with a Hirschmann "red" tip antenna, in addition to Bosch parts, all of which are on the car today. As a rare "curved window" car, it also has the fuel tank secured with a metal strap, the indicator stalk and green on black instrument dials. 

Delivered new with the desirable 1500cc option and today fitted with the correct 1953 Type 546 roller bearing 1500cc engine numbered to the year of Cabriolet production #31300, the car was part of a major collection in the US and was advertised for sale in June 2004 by Porsche specialist European Collectibles of Costa Mesa, California. It later returned to Europe to a collector Rolf Strausbach in Germany. The car has clearly benefited from an expert sensitve restoration at some stage and today presents in superb condition. Doubtless due to it's rarity and value, the car has been scarcely used since it's return to Europe. The car was sold by Auto Singen in late 2014 and imported into the UK in early 2015 by a major early VW and Porsche collector and has not been used in his custodianship. In fact the odometer reads 80 km today - it was 78 km in 2015! This is probably an accurate reflection of the car's entire usage since restoration. 

It comes with a Porsche certicate of authenticity and other correspondence with the Porsche factory together with other sales and maintenance documentation. The correct spare wheel is fitted to the car and it has recently been serviced, with fresh fluids and filters, wheelbearing, king pin and bush replacement, as well as including a check over of all the major electrical wiring and component functionality. It is now absolutely on the button and ready to resume its customary role as the jewel in the crown of any Porsche collection, or deserves a chance to provide an enchanting driving companion on any historic vehicle event. 


Cottingham Blue Chip London Ltd
Cottingham Blue Chip London, The Old Brickworks
Oxhey Lane
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD19 5RQ
United Kingdom
Contact Person Kontaktperson
Title 
Mr
First name 
Jeremy
Last name 
Cottingham

Phone 
+44-2037526550
Mobile phone 
+44-7798851981