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ClassicsBarn Find 1952 Porsche 356 'Pre A' Seeks New Forever Home

18:05  20 march  2019
18:05  20 march  2019 Source:   autoclassics.com

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A barn find 1952 Porsche 356 ' pre A ' has surfaced for sale online. Any early examples of Porsche ’s treasured 356 commands top dollar on the open market. Radiating the purist form of post-war automotive exhilaration, collectors fall over themselves to acquire Porsche ’s genesis production model.

A barn find 1952 Porsche 356 ' pre A ' has surfaced for sale online. Any early examples of Porsche ’s treasured 356 commands top dollar on the open market. Radiating the purist form of post-war automotive exhilaration, collectors fall over themselves to acquire Porsche ’s genesis production model.

A barn find 1952 Porsche 356 'pre A' has surfaced for sale online. You may need to be brave to take it on, however...

Any early examples of Porsche’s treasured 356 commands top dollar on the open market. Radiating the purist form of post-war automotive exhilaration, collectors fall over themselves to acquire Porsche’s genesis production model – especially in ‘Pre-A’ form.

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A barn find 1952 Porsche 356 ' pre A ' has surfaced for sale online. Any early examples of Porsche ’s treasured 356 commands top dollar on the open market. Radiating the purist form of post-war automotive exhilaration, collectors fall over themselves to acquire Porsche ’s genesis production model.

A barn find 1952 Porsche 356 ' pre A ' has surfaced for sale online. Any early examples of Porsche ’s treasured 356 commands top dollar on the open market. Radiating the purist form of post-war automotive exhilaration, collectors fall over themselves to acquire Porsche ’s genesis production model.

Per recorded production figures, little over 7600 examples of the ‘Pre-A’ model were built between 1948 and 1955. Powered by a 1.1-litre flat-four and churning out 35bhp, the inaugural Porsche offered a top speed of 83mph and 0-60mph sprint in 14 seconds. Scoff all you like, but this was cutting edge at the time.

Although far removed from the current range of powerful modern counterparts, original 356 vehicles can change hands for upwards of $300k.

Barn Find 1952 Porsche 356 'Pre A' Seeks New Forever Home© Motor1.com/Hersteller Porsche 356

However, there is another path to 356 ownership. Rather than paying ungodly sums for a pristine specimen, if you’ve got the time and resources, a barn find example can provide all the provenance minus the crippling initial payment.

For sale online, and in need of a complete restoration, is this 1952 356 ‘Pre-A’. Having resided with the same owner since the early 1970s, the barn find Porsche started life as a Grey over Blue Coupé. As you can tell by the advert’s accompanying pictures, time has not been kind to the vehicle since.

Think this 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Is Beyond Saving? Think Again!

Think this 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Is Beyond Saving? Think Again! This rare Pre-A 356 was an American barn find discovered last year. Restoration firm Vehicle Experts are to bring it back to life. Investing in collectable classic cars has become more and more popular over the past few years with these historic machines proving better investments than artwork, or even gold in some cases. As a result, vehicles once deemed ‘too far gone’ for restoration are now worth the energy and expertise required to return them to the road. This 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A has clearly lived a hard life up until now, but we discovered its story on the Vehicle Experts stand at Retro Classics 2019.

A barn find 1952 Porsche 356 ' pre A ' has surfaced for sale online. Any early examples of Porsche ’s treasured 356 commands top dollar on the open market. Radiating the purist form of post-war automotive exhilaration, collectors fall over themselves to acquire Porsche ’s genesis production model.

A barn find 1952 Porsche 356 ' pre A ' has surfaced for sale online. Any early examples of Porsche ’s treasured 356 commands top dollar on the open market. Radiating the purist form of post-war automotive exhilaration, collectors fall over themselves to acquire Porsche ’s genesis production model.

Weathering and corrosion remains scrawled across the body panels, pointing to the need for structural repairs and a stripdown restoration. The floors and sills appear to be made entirely of rust, with literally none of the original paint to be seen.

The engine hasn’t been started for some time but does appear to be complete. However, the engine is not the car’s original powerplant. This unit has been lifted from a later 356A, perhaps scuttling its chances with serious collectors. Almost everything else is original, though. The gearbox, dashboard dials and Telefunken radio have never been removed.

This car represents a clean slate to restore as you see fit, and who wouldn’t jump at the opportunity to do that? Get a closer look here.

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Rod Emory's latest creation is a twin-turbo rocket that weighs just 1950 lbs. Porsche specialist Rod Emory is known for building some incredibly cool custom 356s. This one is certainly the most outrageous. He calls it the 356 RSR, and we love it. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); This was nothing more than a rusted-out 1960 356B coupe, a yellow barn find in a sorry state when Emory got a hold of it. As you can see, it looks a bit different now.

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