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The early "European script" cars

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:12 am
by Adrian Stevens
As the custodian of a December 1955 356A T1 with "European script" I was intrigued by the well documented story of the early cars with "Continental" and "European" badging.

As a slightly weird numbers geek I was wondering exactly how many there are out there? They seem rarer than hens teeth!

I have traced down a list of 20 cars (13 coupes and 7 cabs)

Coupe 55068 1956 silver restored - Mike Immarino of Aircooled Auto
Coupe 55084 Nov 55 silver restored - ex BAT Ned Gorski., then Rome Mueum, currently for sale in Italy
Coupe 55100 Nov 55 Aq blue restored - Goddings lot 131 Scottsdale 2010
Coupe 55153/154? Oct 55 - 356registry Cliff Gravitte
Coupe 55301 Dec 55 silver LCP race car - ex Pierre Honegger & David Loring, Adrian Stevens UK
Coupe 55304 - Lucian Mitrea in Romania 356registry
Coupe 55308 - Ron Holmes 356registry
Coupe 55348 1956 Aqua blue restored - pics on deluxe customs website
Coupe 55353 Apr 56 unrestored - wreck BAT sold Jim Liberty July 18. Fully restored and for sale at $226k CopleyWest 2020
Coupe 55374 - ?
Coupe 55425 Grey restored - ex Gary Johnson, RM Sotherbys lot 261 Monterey 2018
Coupe 55431 Jan 56 - ex Ron Huff
Coupe 55461 Jan 56 sahara beige rest - Hemmings ad
Cabrio 61019 Nov 55. unrestored. -bid to 86kUS$ not sold Aug 2019
Cabrio 61060 sahara beige - Chuck Pridham
Cabrio 61063 Aqua blue - Sid Wilde
Cabrio 61064 Jan 56 Aqua blue - ex Ted Lyman, Terry Speath
Cabrio 61066 - Bruce Coen
Cabrio 61068 - ?
Cabrio 61092 - ?

and wonder if anyone knows of, or has any others tucked away?

Re: The early "European script" cars

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:33 am
by Adrian Stevens
Listed as silver but actually a blue silver combo c/o David Loring!!
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Re: The early "European script" cars

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:18 pm
by William Block
I have:

'56/'55 356A-T1 Reutter European coupe #55154 --not #55153
616/2 P*81400*
519 ?
Lago green metallic/tan/green
Sonderausführung:
Built del
Clitte Gravitte, VA; ex ?, OH 614/873-3401
Feb 11, driver, query (356TALK)

Can you confirm number?
thanks
thanks
Bill Block
Once reviews columnist and the 356 Registry Registrar
Now unofficial, self-appointed registrar trying to keep the faith.
Blocks Books www.BLOCKS-BOOKS.COM
7295 Coldspring Ln. West Bloomfield, MI 48322 USA
248/672-2637 blocklab@gmail.com
1953/1952 1500N coupe #11994
1957 Super tractor #133/7622
1959/1958 1600N sunroof coupe #106072
1965/1964 356C Porsche cabriolet #161564
1966/1965 911 coupe #303269
1970 914/6 2.8 modified #9140432388
1998/1998 Silk, aka the fabulous Freda’s Boxter WPOCA2983WS621230

Re: The early "European script" cars

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:27 pm
by William Block
'56/'56 356A-T1 European Reutter sunroof coupe #55374
616/1 P*606574*
519 ?
Color/upholstery/carpet
Sonderausführung:
V sunroof
(European script)
Built del
Lou Talarico, PA 800/356-9110
Dec 89, driver, for sale (356 REGISTRY)