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1953 PORSCHE 356 PRE-A COUPE
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Highlights

  • SPECTACULAR, NO EXPENSE SPARED CONCOURS LEVEL RESTORATION BY MARQUE EXPERT
  • JUST RELEASED FROM OVER 50 YEARS OF SINGLE CALIFORNIA COLLECTOR OWNERSHIP
  • RARE AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE EARLY "BENT-WINDOW” PRE-A 356
  • STUNNING FACTORY COLOR COMBINATION
  • FULLY DOCUMENTED WITH ITS PORSCHE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY AS WELL AS FACTORY KARDEX
  • ONE OF JUST 1,546 BUILT
  • ACCOMPANIED WITH ITS OWNER'S MANUAL, AND TOOLS
  • DRIVES AND PERFORMS AS NEW
  • RETAINS ALL ORIGINAL BODY PANELS
  • SIMPLY ONE OF THE BEST EARLY PRE-A COUPES ON THE MARKET TODAY!!
  • TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL!
  • A DREAM FOR THE PORSCHE COLLECTOR
  • Options Include:
  • DASH-MOUNTED TELEFUNKEN RADIO
  • LEATHER INTERIOR
  • GREEN LETTER VEIGEL GAUGES
  • UPGRADED 1600 ENGINE
  • Simple, clean, elegant, and understated: that would describe the aerodynamic little Porsche 356 coupe of the early to mid-1950s. While still utilizing some parts and design concepts originally created for the humble Volkswagen Beetle, by 1953 the 356 showed clear signs of the steady development and evolution demanded by Porsche’s designers and engineers. The new model was constantly improving as the factory strove to simplify the manufacturing process for these largely hand-built automobiles.

    The basic body shape remained fairly constant – indeed, the basic profile would not change until the series ended production in 1964 – but many details changed over the years. From a two-piece windshield and bumpers fitted directly to the nose and tail panels, one now saw a single-piece windshield with a mild vee and bumpers that were now separated from the body. The interior trim was upgraded with new hardware.

    The magnificent 1953 Porsche 356 1500 coupe featured here is finished in gorgeous factory-correct medium ivory over the red leather interior. This original California car was just released after over 50 years of single collector ownership and is a recipient of a multiyear, comprehensive nut and bolt restoration by marque experts completed in 2017. The attention to detail and high-level restoration make this the perfect example to add to any premier Porsche collection. This exquisite Porsche 356 pre-A coupe was completed at the old Stuttgart-based Porsche Works on March 10, 1953, as the 179th of just 1,546 produced. Acquired in Petaluma, California in 1972 from the Miranda family by its second and final owner who kept it for over 50 years. Seldom do 356 pre-A coupes come to market, especially with this incredible provenance and show quality restoration. Personally, I believe the investment potential of this iconic motorcar will grow beyond your imagination, offered to the most demanding collector, investor, or enthusiast who wishes to acquire one of the very best!!

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    Year:
    1953
    Make:
    Porsche
    Model:
    356 Pre-A
    Color:
    Ivory
    VIN:
    50278
    Stock Number:
    407822

    Engine:
    1600
    Style:
    Coupe
    SHOWROOM PRICE
    $248,900.00
    DISCOUNT
    $19,000.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $229,900.00

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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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