Nuts: ’52 Porsche 356 Pre-A
Nuts because we are temporarily out of space for another car. Wait. This is a really small car. Maybe it will fit between the snow blower and the Toro…The 356 is the shape that dictated the future of Porsche for all time. So it stands to reason that any Porschephile would like to have one of the earliest models to complete their collection. Since we are currently Porscheless, we will post this and allow one of our readers to jump in. According to a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this 356 was completed on August 30, 1952, and the Kardex indicates that the car was sold through Auguste Veuillet’s Sonauto, the first official Porsche dealer in Paris. Early in life, the original engine went sour and it was replaced at a Porsche dealer. A more powerful 1,488 cc engine was fitted. This 356 was originally fitted with a number of components new to the 1952 model year. For example a synchromesh gearbox and a bent, one-piece windscreen. Today’s 356 is finished factory in Fashion Grey Paint. According to records, #11742 is believed to be one of very few early Porsches imported to Mexico. It was discovered in a garage in Mexico City in 2005 and restored by a well known VW dealer. Cosmetically, the exterior was refinished in Auratium Green, one of Porsche’s factory original special color options. So it doesn’t have the original engine nor is it painted in the original colors but we don’t care. Unfortunately Porsche people do and that will make this auction interesting. Click here for the listing.