Dream car broker Schaltkulisse is selling a rare 1952 Porsche 356 Split-Window Cabriolet. It seems every vintage Porsche has the word “rare” these days, but this particular model is one of less than 130 split-window Cabriolets built-in 1952. In addition, the Porsche 356 Cabriolet is one of the 242 cars built by coachbuilder Gläser from 1948 to 1952. Back then, Porsche needed to outsource their coachbuilding to keep up with production, and Gläser was among those chosen. The “Pre-A” distinction is in reference to the first run of Porsche 356 sports cars before the 356 A went into production in 1954.
This particular 1950s Porsche 356 Cabriolet Gläser is essentially new after undergoing a complete detailed restoration. The car’s flawless blue exterior paint has been refinished, and the light blue interior reupholstered along with a new matching black soft-top. The dashboard offers a red contrast that compliments the Porsche 356’s white steering wheel and switches. At the back is the correct air-cooled 1,300 cc type 506 flat-four engine bolted to a four-speed manual transmission. If you’re familiar with cars at all, then you know the next owner of this little Porsche will need to pay big bucks to claim it. However, in terms of reliability, a restored vintage Porsche 356 is a safe bet.
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