Porsche 356 Pre A (1953).
Matching nrs and colours.
In 1950 Porsche moved from Gmünd to Zuffenhausen, to step into real production of a steel-bodied car. After some handbuilt alloy bodied cars, it was time to become a proper manufacturer of sportscars. These early cars had a 1100 or 1300 cc engine, and were build between 1950 and 1951. These are the split window cars and only a few are still in existence. In 1952, the two-piece windshield was replaced by a one-piece "bent" windshield, and a more powerful 1500 cc engine became available. This model was continued until 1955, when it was replaced by the 356 A.
Our example is a 1953 car, with the desirable 1500 cc engine from new. It has the famous "knickscheibe" or bent window, and is in fantastic restored condition. The car is painted in its original colour of Palm Green, with an interior finished in Tan leatherette. This is a very unusual and rare colour combination for a 356, and to be honest it suits the car extremely well. The 356 has the correct and date-stamped 16" wheels, which gives this car the right stance and underlines the purity of the design. During the restoration in 2012, the engine has also been completely overhauled. In the documentation file, there is a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirming this is a matching nrs car in its original colour combination.
These are the most beautiful of all 356's, with a very clean and uncluttered design and a beautiful fifties interior. This is the daddy of all Porsches, the one and only Ur-Porsche, and a must-have for any prestigious Porsche collection. Finding one in this condition is not easy, as these cars become rarely available. But we have one available now !