Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500

Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500

Coupé, 1955

Highlights

  • Matching Numbers
  • Beautiful Configuration
  • Complete Restoration

1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A “Bent Window” Sunroof Coupe

• VIN 52724
• Engine No. 33630 – Matching
• Transmission No. 4394 – Matching
• Completed February 11, 1954
• Certificate of Authenticity

This is a matching number “bent-windshield” Pre-A 356 Coupe that is an excellent example of Porsche’s cornerstone 356-series production models. Retaining its matching 1,500 cc engine with twin Solex 32 PBI carburetors and four-speed manual gearbox, also finished in the original factory colors of Turkish Red with Tan leather interior, according to the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.

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The vehicle in detail

This Pre-A Coupe underwent a comprehensive concour restoration, which involved a complete disassembly of the entire 356, stripping the shell down to bare metal and doing a complete restoration it to its original configuration. Many skilled experts from Orange County, California worked on this project, and Jim Liberty Motors oversaw the restoration’s completion. Although the Certificate of Authenticity does not list any factory options, many period dealer-installed options believed to be added at the time of delivery. These options include red-tip Hirschmann Antenna, Abarth exhaust, Dual Pre-A Lucas side view mirrors, body-mounted Bosch fog lights, and a factory Golde Sunroof.

The paintwork is in stunning overall condition, with excellent gaps and panel fit. The Tan leather interior features red piping on the front seats, factory headrests, tan rear seats, and rear panels with Oatmeal square weave carpeting, factory black rubber floor mats with custom Oatmeal square weave floor mats on top. Interior options include smoked-plastic sunshades, map light, a 8-day clock, Telefunken Radio, and a rare double turn signal column. The beautiful three-spoke wooden steering wheel, Bakelite knobs with chrome bezels, and restored VDO gauges which add to the elegance to this Pre-A. Factory 16” x 4.5” Südrad chrome wheels with chromed baby moon hubcaps fitted to Avon radial 16” tires.

Mechanically powered by its matching 1500cc flat-four engine with a matching 4-speed manual transmission and four-wheel drum brakes. Complete with Certificate of Authenticity and owner’s manual. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a matching number’s Pre-A Coupe finished to an extraordinary level.

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Specifications

Year of construction: 1955
Model: 356 Pre-A 1500
VIN: 52724
Body: Coupé
Series: 356
Mileage: 11153 mi
Power: 55 HP
Cylinder capacity: 1,5 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: Beige
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: Red
Matching numbers: yes
Condition: Fully restored
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes
Car location: USUnited States

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