The years of the economic miracle begin in Germany. The horrors of the Second World War recede into the background and people begin to dress fashionably again and the streetscape regains its colour. Smaller passenger cars with an average of 20 hp can be seen among the predominance of commercial vehicles.
In 1954 Porsche delivers this bent windscreen on 13.10.1954 to the dealer Rittersbacher in Kaiserslautern in pearl grey with a genuine leather interior and a sporty 55 hp. The windscreen no longer consists of 2 parts and the bar in the middle is omitted, but the production costs for a panoramic windscreen are still too high. Porsche decides to bend the windscreen in the middle. In specialist circles, this Porsche pre-A series is affectionately called a bent window. Today, bent windows are very rare, regardless of their condition, and convertibles are even harder to find.
Check this walkaround video for an impression:
See here the Kadex (first delivery data card) of Porsche in 1954:
The 2nd and current owner had the convertible restored in 2000 to 2001 without regard to cost. A documentation of the resto is available in pictures and invoices.
Convince yourself of the great condition of this rarity in the pictures below.
The original engine was unsalvageable and therefore he decided to upgrade it to 1600cc with 60hp. The car was not intended for sale and therefore a matching numbers engine was not an issue. The 60hp is of course registered in the vehicle registration.
The complete chassis, doors, boot and the front bonnet show that this 356 was not restored for a quick sale.
The soft top is also convincing in top quality.
This 356 pre A bentwindow “Knickscheibe” convertible shows itself to us in high restored quality. You can see with how much love it had been restored and maintained over the last 20 years.
Be sure to note the quality of the restoration considering it has been 20 years ago and the car still appears to us to be freshly restored from a technical and visual point of view, though it of course shows spots of usage.
The paintwork shows no dents or cracks, neither on the sills nor on the doors or anywhere else. This is evidence of a high quality restoration without exception. Even the door gaps fit very good.
The current 2nd owner has had the Porsche regularly maintained.
Your emotional journey back in time to the early 50s may now begin.
Convince yourself of this beautiful rarity in good quality and take advantage of the rare chance to bid on this bent window.
Check here an extract from the documents:
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