1955 Porsche 356 Continental (2015 Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance Best in Class)
1955 marked the last year of production for the Porsche pre-A 356 (1950-1955) and the 25th anniversary of the German company. For this model year, Max Hoffman, the principle importer of Porsches into the US at the time, convinced Porsche to use a name instead of a number. He was convinced that Americans wanted to buy cars with names like, “BelAir” or Fairelane. So in the spirit of American marketing, Porsche began putting a “Continental” script on the fenders of this model. This 1955 Coupe (#52866) is a very early Continental. It was the 21st car built and was finished on December 14, 1954. The Kardex confirms that the car is a numbers-matching example with Engine number 33975 and transmission 47774 HF5.
2012 Louisville Concours d’Elegance at Churchill Downs 1st in Class
2013 Concours On The Avenue Carmel By The Sea 1st in Class
2013 356 Club Concours d’Elegance Dana Point 2nd in Class
2013 Winter Park Concours d’Elegance 2nd in Class
2013 Ault Park Concours d’Elegance 1st in Class
2015 Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance 1st in Class