1953 Porsche 356 PRE-A 1500 SUPER, entrant in three editions of the Mille MigliaPrice Upon Request

1953 PORSCHE 356 PREA 1500 SUPER

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- Unique (very) early Pre-A example and much sought after
- Porsche certificate available
- With FIVA and ASI Certificate
- Entrant in three editions of the Mille Miglia and winner of Coppa delle Dame in 2015
- With V windshield characteristic of these early versions

Reference Number 513470

as of 2/15/2018

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Car 1953 Porsche 356 PRE-A 1500 SUPER, entrant in three editions of the Mille Miglia
Exterior / Interior Color      Silver /      Green 
Condition Pristine 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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1953 PORSCHE 356 PREA 1500 SUPER

 

- Unique (very) early Pre-A example and much sought after

- Porsche certificate available

- With FIVA and ASI Certificate

- Entrant in three editions of the Mille Miglia and winner of Coppa delle Dame in 2015

- With V windshield characteristic of these early versions

 

 

Although Ferdinand Porsche had established his automotive design consultancy in the early 1930s, his name would not appear on a car until 1949. When he did it, it graced one of the all-time great sports cars: the Porsche 356. Having commenced manufacture with a short run of aluminium-bodied cars built at Gmünd, Porsche began volume production of the steel-bodied 356 coupe at its old base in Stuttgart, at first in premises shared with coachbuilders Reutter and then (from 1955) in its original factory at Zuffenhausen.

 

In April 1950, Reutter in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen started serial production of the 356 coupé. Around the middle of 1951 it introduced the undivided windscreen, today known as „Knickscheibe“ (bent windscreen). From October the car came with bumper-horns and a two-spoke steering wheel. On a technological level, the selection of engines was restructured and the brake system significantly enlarged using aluminium brake drums. From November 1954 a stabiliser bar was mounted on the front axle, shortly before in September 1955 the 356 A was introduced.

 

 

 

ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE

 

This is a 356 “pre -A” with the 1500 engine, and certified by Porsche with all it’s numbers. The car received a restoration that was completed in spring 2000 from its former owner, a gentleman from Sarnico, a little charming village in North of Italy, hometown of the legend Riva Company.

The restoration was completed just in time to participate at the Mille Miglia retrospective and at the Nuvolari in 2003 and 2004. The car was sold in December 2014, it passed into the hands of an even more meticulous owner than the previous enthusiast, who performed various complementary works for the Porsche 356 and rebuilding the engine making a huge upgrade in the power of the Porsche.

 

Following acquisition in 2014, a Porsche specialists have also undertaken a full suspension overhaul with all new bushes, bearings and shock absorbers, a complete brake refurbishment with all new hydraulic cylinders and hoses; a comprehensive rebuild of the (original) transmission with new bearings, synchros and shifting sleeves as required; fitting a new battery, tyres, and starter motor.

 

We have driven a few rallies in this car including the Mille Miglia and enjoyed the experience immensely.

 

The car is in a beautiful Silver colour, which is original and the car has the much wanted V-windshield which characterizes these early versions, reminiscent of the first windshield in two parts.

 

The beautiful interior features green leather seats, and the dashboard is equipped with a period and original radio.

 

The car comes with invoices, a variety of photo albums from rallies including the Mille Miglia, a FIVA passport and a ASI passport identification as well as a Porsche certificate.

 

A particularly rare version of the 356, this is an easy car to drive, a relatively simple car to maintain that is eligible for the most prestigious international events.

 

This Porsche participated in the Mille Miglia editions 2000, 2014, 2015 and in 2015 was winner of the Coppa delle Dame.

 

 

 

CONDITION EXTERIOR

 

The exterior of the Porsche is very nice. The car is restored some years ago and used quite often since the restoration for a variety of rallies and tours but the body is still very nice.

Here and there it is possible to find a minor scratch or stone chip but this belongs to a car with a serious history.

The chrome and aluminum are all in a nice condition. The doorgaps are very nice, as can be expected from a Porsche.

 

 

 

CONDITION INTERIOR

 

The interior of this Porsche is superb. It is made with the highest quality materials from the interior specialist Ferraresi in Italy. The belts on the back seats are showing the elegant signature of this well known company.

The leather which is used is very beautiful. The dashboard is also nicely sprayed and the surrounding of the meters is showing a beautiful patina.

 

The dashboard is equipped with the Telefunken radio from that time.

 

 

 

DRIVING EXPERIENCE

 

Really early ‘Pre-A’ examples of the Porsche 356 are becoming increasingly difficult to find, especially in such good driving condition as this one.

 

We think that no Porsche Collection can be truly complete without one of the models that started the story.

 

We used this Porsche on daily base during holidays. The car is driving extremely well. The handling is just perfect and the car is rather fast.

 

It’s easy to drive, it’s reliable and easy to maintain. Other road users and pedestrians also love it; they come and talk to you about it and want to find out more.

 

 

MORE INFORMATION

 

For more information or an appointment, please call Rutger Houtkamp+31625098150 or send an e-mail to Rutger@Houtkamp.nl. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone during evenings or in the weekend. The Houtkamp Collection is centrally located near Amsterdam and only 10 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

 

 

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