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356 1500 Super (Reutter), 1952


€ 185.000 - 210.000


€ 232.940

The price includes buyer's premium


chassis no. 11981, engine no. P 40085
  • Matching numbers.
  • Very early chassis number: 2029° out of 76.313.
  • 1500 S 70 cv engine.
  • Rare 1952 example, the so called “Pre-A”.
  • Saottini Collection.

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Certificates & statements
Porsche certificate of origin, ASI, FIVA.
Italian registration and plates, in order.
Mille Miglia.
Giro di Sicilia.
Targa Florio.
Goodwood Revival.
Rallye Monte-Carlo Historic.
Tour Auto.
Le Mans Classic.
Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti.
Coppa delle Alpi by 1000 Miglia.
Winter Marathon.
California Mille.
Nürburgring Classic.
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille.
Concorso d’eleganza Villa D’Este.
Porsche Club Events.


The model
The 356 was created by Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche (son of the founder of the German company Ferdinand), who founded the Austrian company. Like the Volkswagen Beetle designed by Ferdinand Porsche Sr., the 356 was an air-cooled four-cylinder, rear engine, rear-wheel drive with bodywork and integrated structure. The chassis was a completely new design as was the bodywork, the work of the Porsche employee Erwin Komenda, though some mechanical components, including the engine block and some components of the suspension, were based on and initially purchased from Volkswagen. The 356 was a luxury sports car and the first Porsche series car. Engineering innovations continued throughout the years of production, contributing to its sporting success and popularity. Production began in 1948 in Gmünd, Austria, where about 50 cars were built. On June 8, 1948, the first car obtained the relevant approval: it was the Porsche 356/1 Roadster this was followed by the 356/2 with production continuing to 1950. In 1950 the factory was moved to Zuffenhausen, Germany, and here are the first 356 retrospectly called, "Pre-A". Initially only 1100 cc, then 1300 cc and from 1952 also 1500 cc they were easily recognizable by the windshield divided into two parts by a central rib. All were also available in a convertible version (Cabriolet, Speedster and then Roadster). The 356 1500 cc, the so-called "Pre-A", produced between 1953 and 1955 is distinguished from its predecessor by a number of features. The bumpers are moved away from the bodywork. The windshield is now one piece with a center curvature (Knickscheibe). The handle on the luggage compartment lid is elongated and starting in1954 fitted with a slot bearing the Porsche frieze. The rear lights are round. The rear indicators, also round, are close to the rear lights. The front indicators are round and flat, and as of 1954, integrated into the horn grille. The brake light is integrated into the rear light unit. The license plate lighting is in a chromed housing above the plate. The, rear longitudinal, engine is of the 546/2 type, an air-cooled 4-cylinder boxer with a displacement of 1,488cc, feeded by two Solex 32 PBI carburettors. Distribution is single-shaft with rods & rocker arms and overhead valves. With a compression of 7:1 the unit is good for 55hp at 4,400 rpm, while the 1500S, the top engine in the range, generates 70 hp. The chassis is a platform, the front suspension is with longitudinal swing arms and transverse torsion bars. rear swinging axle with longitudinal arms. Screw and roller steering. Drum brakes. Traction, of course, rear. The clutch is dry single-plate and the mechanical gearbox (type 519) is 4 gears. The weight of about 830 kg, for a length of just under 4m. In 1956 the 356 was replaced by the 356 A. General production of the 356 continued until April 1965, well after the new 911 model made its debut in the autumn of 1963. 76,313 units were produced. Of these, 7627 between the (approximately 50) "Gmünd" and the "Pre-A"
The car
Chosen for the Saottini Collection, from which it comes, the Porsche 356 1500 Super, chassis no. 11981, with coupé body, is one of the examples built in 1952; having one of the lowest chassis numbers (the 2029th car produced) of the "Pre-A" still in circulation. The marked kilometers are 14,960 Km. The car is of US origin, painted (in Fish Silver Grey, according to Fiva but, actually in a pale tone of green, called Radium Green (according to expertise) and equipped with the De Luxe trim; it has been restored both in terms of bodywork and mechanics and brought to an exceptional competition condition. It has all the characteristics of the 1500 (cc) model as presented in 1952. The bodywork (Reutter) and interior have a colour scheme typical of the period. The matching number engine is the correct type 528. Between 2009 and 2018 the car took part in the Mille Miglia. The car is accompanied by the Porsche certificate of origin, ASI certificate with Targa Oro and Fiva approved. There are numerous spare parts, including a complete set of 4 rims with winter tires; a set of 15"summer wheels (as from Fiva); a dynamo with new regulator already calibrated; a petrol tank; a fire extinguisher.
State of the art
Restored, in excellent condition.

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