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continental for sale on the BAT and continental list

#1 Post by ThibautBoey » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:24 pm

Hi all,
I saw this for sale and I wonder if this is a real continetal? I suppose so because the road scholars continental is a December 54 528xx. this is 12 chassis numbers removed and the pictures show the holes in the inside fender where the continental scripts were mounted.

I try to make a list with all the continentals, if I had to know when the first and last were delivered, this would be a bit easier. What I now know is that the scholars car is the oldest I know and the youngest # 54222

I have a continental # 53768 and continental is not listed on the kardex. I assume that 99% of all Hoffman cars supplied during end 54 trough oktober 55 are continentals even though it is not listed on the kardex.

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#2 Post by steven mclean » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:01 pm

I have 54137 81st car sold by AFN RHD.

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#3 Post by ThibautBoey » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:37 am

steven mclean wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:01 pm
I have 54137 81st car sold by AFN RHD.
hello Steven, thanks!
I heard / read somewhere that a continental was delivered in the UK and suppose this is yours?
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#4 Post by tom coughlin » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:55 am

Jenks had a Continental delivered in Europe (he was the Continental correspondent) which had a UK plate UYY 34, I'll check my books as I remember it may have been a LHD car.
The book "Jenks A passion for motorsport" has pictures that show UYY34 with the steering wheel on the left.
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#5 Post by george kehler » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:45 pm

Love the detailed photos. Can not miss color combo !! Already to $50k.
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#6 Post by steven mclean » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:45 pm

Mine was a European delivery,never found any evidence of continental scripts on car.I've had the car since 1978.Steven

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#7 Post by jim wayman » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:32 pm

Add 52979 to your list. Continental not on Cardex, but I have known car since 1956 and always with Continental badges. Bought it from original owner - never restored. Came originally with blunt nose hood handle.
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#8 Post by Spencer Harris » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:03 pm

ThibautBoey wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:24 pm
I have a continental # 53768 and continental is not listed on the kardex. I assume that 99% of all Hoffman cars supplied during end 54 trough oktober 55 are continentals even though it is not listed on the kardex.
You can add 53449 to your database. I have owned the car since 1972; it is numbers matching and it's always had the Continental badges (and a blunt-nose hood handle).
The Kardex on 53449 does not list the Continental designation, but I cannot recall ever seeing a Kardex that did list Continental. However, the COA from Porsche N. America does list the car as a Continental - delivered to Hoffman 05/10/1955. Supposedly only 1500 and 1500S cars were designated as Continentals but Hoffman only imported 1500s and 1500 Supers, so you're most likely correct that 99% - maybe 100% of Hoffman cars were Continentals during this period.
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#9 Post by ThibautBoey » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:54 pm

Hi Spencer,
53449 has been added to the list. Thank you for that! Had you seen standing between the registry owner cars.
See here a kardex with the continental listed. This car is for sale here in Europe in a very bad condition on a VW chassis :?
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#10 Post by ThibautBoey » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:01 pm

jim wayman wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:32 pm
Add 52979 to your list. Continental not on Cardex, but I have known car since 1956 and always with Continental badges. Bought it from original owner - never restored. Came originally with blunt nose hood handle.
Hi Jim,
was added to the list. Thank you for that! 46 continentals on the counter so far.
is it a project/driver ore a survivor and wat is the color combination?
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#11 Post by jim wayman » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:04 pm

50,000 mile original awaiting restoration. Original (current) color is Turkish Red with yellow earth upholstery.
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#12 Post by Spencer Harris » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:21 pm

ThibautBoey wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:54 pm
Hi Spencer,
53449 has been added to the list. Thank you for that! Had you seen standing between the registry owner cars.
See here a kardex with the continental listed. This car is for sale here in Europe in a very bad condition on a VW chassis :?
I have eight Kardexes for '55 coupes & cabs in my file and found this one with the Continental designation also. The other seven don't say one way or the other.
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#13 Post by Martin Bruechle » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:36 pm

This car is very cool.

How much will it go for ? Where is that crystal ball ?

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#14 Post by jim wayman » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:11 pm

I once owned 60900 which was a Continental, though the Cardex made no mention. I confirmed it with the late Olaf Lang.
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#15 Post by Spencer Harris » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:54 am

jim wayman wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:11 pm
I once owned 60900 which was a Continental, though the Cardex made no mention. I confirmed it with the late Olaf Lang.
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One of the non-continental Kardex examples I have in my files.
Post a photo if you have one Jim. Standard interior for 5402 Turkish Red cabriolets was 2180 Beige Rose, so black interior must have been a special order car.
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