1963 Carrera 2 #157843

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1963 Carrera 2 #157843

#1 Post by Jim Kane » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:24 pm

Does anyone know who currently owns this car?
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Re: 1963 Carrera 2 #157843

#2 Post by William Block » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:55 am

I only know it was built
'63/'63 356B-T6 Carrera 2 GS/GS cabriolet #157843
587/1 P*97122*
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Sivler metallic (6206)/black leather (843)/carpet/top
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Arm rests
Built 63.01.22 del PC Imports Northbrook IL
Nov 62, exists?/condition?, database (Carrera The Porsche Carrera-Motor and the Early Years of Porsche Motor Sports From the 356A and the 550 Spyder To the 904 Carrera GTS)

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Re: 1963 Carrera 2 #157843

#3 Post by Jim Kane » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:57 pm

Thank you for that reply.
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Re: 1963 Carrera 2 #157843

#4 Post by Richard Holler » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:26 pm

Does anyone know who/what was PC Imports? I have the same importer on my Kardex.
1963 356 S T6 Karmann Coupe (stock engine)
Front disc brake conversion
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Superleicht spec (aka missing V brace and copious amounts of Bondo)

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Re: 1963 Carrera 2 #157843

#5 Post by Mike Wilson » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:32 pm

Porsche Cars?

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Re: 1963 Carrera 2 #157843

#6 Post by Mike Wilson » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:35 pm

Porsche Cars? As in PCNA Porsche Cars North America?

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Re: 1963 Carrera 2 #157843

#7 Post by Curt Dansby » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:39 pm

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Re: 1963 Carrera 2 #157843

#8 Post by Richard Holler » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:14 am

ah thanks for this, so were these private or run by Porsche? excuse my ignorance. My Kardex mentions Kenilworth not Northbrook:
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1963 356 S T6 Karmann Coupe (stock engine)
Front disc brake conversion
GDP Dual Exhaust
Momo Classic steering wheel
SMD headlights
CUlayer LED rear tails
Superleicht spec (aka missing V brace and copious amounts of Bondo)

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Re: 1963 Carrera 2 #157843

#9 Post by Curt Dansby » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:41 pm

Sorry Guys
My source was out of pocket for a couple of days. What I was told was that after Porsche took it away from Hoffman some of the larger strategically located dealerships with the space also acted as importers so that all the cars did not have to come through NY and then be re-distributed around the country. This gentleman knew the owners of the Dealership in Northbrook Who were also the distributors for about a five state area(including Minnesota- my 63 was sold in St. Paul but was handled through Northbrook). So Kenilworth was probably a large dealership in NJ. It would follow that there were approximately 10 or so of these "Handlers" in the US. Most of the data I have is older and shows Hoffman as the handler but I do have one more data point. My 69 was sold by Vasek but the Handler was Volkswagen Pacific.

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Re: 1963 Carrera 2 #157843

#10 Post by Geoff Fleming » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:39 pm

Kennelworth, N.J. is the adjoining town to where I live. No current evidence of any auto importers but I'll see if I can find any history from the early sixties. The Port Newark/Elizabeth shipping facilities are only six miles away, so it does sound logical that a car could come in through the seaport and be handled at a nearby facility. Cars are brought in every week through these seaports by the hundreds. Currently the only German imports there are BMW which has a large facility at nearby Port Bayonne.

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Re: 1963 Carrera 2 #157843

#11 Post by Curt Dansby » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:06 am

I do not have a copy of all the US Dealers in the day but that would be a start to see if there was a Porsche dealer there. There is also the possibility that if there was not a dealership that could handle the import duties there that with it being such a large port they contracted separately outside of the dealership structure.

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Re: 1963 Carrera 2 #157843

#12 Post by Mark Reich » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:24 pm

I note in my own Kardex a reference in the last service entry to P.C. Southwest, which I assume is a reference to Porsche Cars Southwest. Would this be the distributor to whom a European car would be shipped? My car was purchased by an Air Force Captain in Weisbaden and apparently stayed in Germany for a few years. It does not appear to have been purchased through a US dealership.

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Re: 1963 Carrera 2 #157843

#13 Post by Curt Dansby » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:02 pm

This is a job for Brad.

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Re: 1963 Carrera 2 #157843

#14 Post by Tom Keating » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:15 pm

Porsche Cars Southwest was in San Antonio,Tx Austin hwy at O'Conner road or 1820 Broadway
Porsche of America Corp. was in Teaneck,NJ
There were 7 dealerships listed for NJ as of Fall 1964
I have 2 different Distributor/ dealer books.
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Re: 1963 Carrera 2 #157843

#15 Post by Mark Reich » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:35 pm

Thanks, Tom. I think this stuff is really interesting. The Kardex provided a lot of info not available on the COA, such as this point of entry for my car.
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