1954 Porsche 356/1500 Super Reutter Cabriolet. Pre A. Concourse Restoration.
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- Stock Number:WWVA064
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WORLDWIDE VINTAGE AUTOS IS PLEASED TO OFFER THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE (OUTSIDE OF AN AUCTION) A RARE 1954 PORSCHE 356/1500 CABRIOLET SUPER. THIS VEHICLE RECENTLY UNDERWENT A FULL NUT AND BOLT RESTORATION USING THE CORRECT PARTS. OVER $40,000 (RECIEPTS INCLUDED) WAS SPENT REBUILDING THE ENGINE ALONE (SEE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC DETAILS). YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER EXAMPLE OF SUCH A RARE CAR ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
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From the earliest, 1100 cc Gmünd beginnings, the overall shape of the 356 remained more or less set. In 1951, 1300 and 1500 cc engines with considerably more power were introduced. By late 1952 the divided windscreen was gone, replaced by a V-shaped unit which fit into the same opening. In 1953, the 1300 S or "Super" was introduced, and the 1100 cc engine was dropped. In late 1954 Max Hoffman, the sole US importer of Porsches, convinced Porsche to build a stripped down roadster version with minimal equipment and a cut-down windscreen. Towards the end of the original 356's time (in 1955, when the 356A was about to be introduced) Hoffman, wanting a model name rather than just a number got the factory to use the name "Continental" which was applied mostly to cars sold in the United States. Ford, makers of the Lincoln Continental, sued. This name was used only in 1955 and today this one year version is especially valued. For 1956, the equivalent version was briefly sold as the "European". Today all of the earliest Porsches are highly coveted by collectors and enthusiasts worldwide based on their design, reliability and sporting performance.
SPECIFICS / BUILD INFORMATION
EXTERIOR: THE EXTERIOR IS FLAWLESS ON THIS PORSCHE. THE RESTORATION STARTED WITH A RUST FREE BODY AND PAINTED BLACK BEFORE OUR CLIENT RECIEVED THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS COMPLETELY RESTORED WHEN WE RECEIVED IT. AT THIS TIME TO OWNER SPENT OVER $40,000 ON THE BODY AND INTERIOR MAKING IT PERFECT AND AS CLOSE TO FACTORY CORRECT AS POSSIBLE. THE OWNER ALSO SPEND $40,000+ REBUILDING THE ENTIRE ENGINE (RECEIPTS INCLUDED). THIS VEHICLE IS ROAD WORTHY AND WILL WIN ANY SHOW IT COMES ACROSS. THESE RARE VEHICLES ARE INCREASING IN VALUE DAILY. CHECK HAGERTY.COM TO LOOK UP CURRENT VALUES AND HISTORICAL TRENDS.
INTERIOR: THE INTERIOR IS FLAWLESS AND FACTORY CORRECT. ALL GAUGES HAVE BEEN PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED AND ARE CORRECT. THE INTERIOR WAS REDONE IN FACTORY CORRECT TAN LEATHER AND WAS DONE BY THE BEST DENVER, CO HAS TO OFFER (AUTOWEAVE). THE CONVERTIBLE HARTZ TOP IS NEW AND FUNCTIONS WITH NO PROBLEMS. EVERYTHING ON THE INTERIOR HAS BEEN TOUCHED AND IS IN FLAWLESS CONDITION. NO SURPRISES.
Chassis #: 60653
This Porsche has engine number P40954, which is an engine model 528 with engine designation of 15005. It is the correct kind of engine for this vehicle, built late in the production run of model 528engines which were produced between September 1952 until November 1954. This engine serial number P40954, was produced late in 1954 because the very last model 528 engine was P40999.Therefore this engine is the 45th from the last model 528 engine built late in 1954, and is period correct for this car, being produced by the factory a few units later than the original engine that came with the car. All Porsche 356 15005 cars used the model 528 engine which utilized roller bearings for the connecting rod mains. It was the last of the two—piece magnesium engine casings, before they were replaced with the three piece aluminum alloy casings. The engine case halves are factory—matching magnesium halves, both stamped with number 187.
This engine has been rebuilt with as follows:
The roller bearing crankshaft has been replaced with a modern crankshaft for improved durability and better suitability for street driving. The original roller bearing crankshaft with its connecting rods still attached, goes with the car. The casings have been machined, with align boring of both crankshaft and camshaft, with new main bearings fabricated to factory specifications. The camshaft has had the journals ground and chromed to factory specifications. The connecting rods have been replaced with units having modern big end shell bearing and small end bushings. All tappet bores are to factory specifications. The engine has new pistons, and all internal components have been replaced or rebuilt. The carburetors have been rebuilt and are jetted for Colorado's elevation.
This engine has been built to produce the original factory output of 80 horsepower. The entire engine has been gone through by High Mountain Classics, a restoration shop with a great reputation and numerous concourse awards including dozens of Pebble Beach trophies. The engine was broken in on an engine dyno, and factory correct output has been confirmed.
YOU WILL SEE IN THE INTERIOR DASH PHOTOS THAT THE OIL TEMP GUAGE IS MISSING. THIS GUAGE WAS THE LAST GUAGE THAT WAS RESTORED AND WILL ARRIVE FROM HOLLYWOOD GUAGES WITHIN THE WEEK AND WILL BE INSTALLED APPROPIATELY. OTHER THAN THAT THE VEHICLE IS 100% SHOW READY. CAR WILL GO TO THE NEW OWNER WITH THE GUAGE INSTALLED AND WORKING.
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