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Jesse Drury
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Re: Pre A survivors

#46 Post by Jesse Drury » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:41 pm

Albert Haefner wrote:Have infos on:

15003, 004, 005, 006 now, 007, 008, 010, 011, and 15012.

Am glad to welcome 15006 among the survivors. Some mor pics would not be bad.

That's amazing Albert! Thank you. Were these US delivered cars? We have always thought that we had one of the earliest US produced models, but haven't gotten any info to confirm. I know the "oldest" is 15059(Oct 52- MY53) but I think we may be earlier than that... I believe it left the factory in June or July

I am currently working on transport from SoCal to the Northwest. As soon as I get the car in my possession I will be taking many photos!
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Re: Pre A survivors

#47 Post by William Block » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:17 pm

from my list:

'52/'52 356 Reutter cabriolet #10333
527 P*30440*
trans
Color/upholstery/carpet/top
Sonderausführung:
Built del
Milton Cooper, CA 510/845-7911
Nov 92, driver-616/2 P*-644, for sale (356 REGISTRY)

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1953/1952 1500N coupe x#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

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Re: Pre A survivors

#48 Post by Jules Dielen » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:31 pm

I believe the oldest cab sold new in the usa is/was 10075. At least the very first with export bumpers. There are some 1951 pictures of the very very first Hoffman cars with a cab in it too. That was a body bumper car, may have been a 4 digit vin.
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Re: Pre A survivors

#49 Post by Oliver Strobel » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:18 am

I would suggest you three, William Block, James Davis and Albert Haefner to summarize your data banks on a home page and make it accessible to anyone after signing up. Maybe in combination with 356 registry. Have a look at xkedata.com

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Re: Pre A survivors

#50 Post by Jesse Drury » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:52 pm

Jules Dielen wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:31 pm
I believe the oldest cab sold new in the usa is/was 10075. At least the very first with export bumpers. There are some 1951 pictures of the very very first Hoffman cars with a cab in it too. That was a body bumper car, may have been a 4 digit vin.
I'm talking about this one. https://porsche356registry.org/cars/624 If this has been addressed before, I apologize for the redundancy. I'm fairly new to the historical timeline of these cars and am doing my best to get an understanding! There's so many variables and you all are an amazing wealth of knowledge. Thanks for taking the time to educate the new guy!
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Re: Pre A survivors

#51 Post by Jules Dielen » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:04 pm

There is some great color footage at Watkins Glen, on 23 September 1950 with 2 356s imported by Max Hoffman at the parade lap. You can see a blue split window coupe and a red split window cab. These are the very first 356s on US soil



Cool video here:

https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/692 ... 356-s.html
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Re: Pre A survivors

#52 Post by Spencer Harris » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:09 pm

Jesse Drury wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:52 pm
I'm talking about this one. https://porsche356registry.org/cars/624 If this has been addressed before, I apologize for the redundancy. I'm fairly new to the historical timeline of these cars and am doing my best to get an understanding! There's so many variables and you all are an amazing wealth of knowledge. Thanks for taking the time to educate the new guy!
Hi Jesse,
I know it's not your car and you didn't write the ad, but chassis no. 15059 is not a split-window car. The piece you see in the middle of the windshield is the chrome tension rod. This is actually a '53 model car manufactured in late '52 according to Eric Cherneff's database. One-piece "bent" windshields were installed starting with cab chassis no. 10271 - '52 built in '52. Interesting that the signal lights are inboard of the headlights. This must have been one of the last '52 nose panels. Beautiful car & must have sold as I don't find it in the classifieds now.
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Re: Pre A survivors

#53 Post by Alan Hall » Thu May 30, 2019 7:45 pm

Well it took 5 months, but I found the old photos of Milt Cooper's '52 cabriolet 10333. I believe the photos are from around the late 60's.
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