1953 Porsche 356 Typ 540 “American Roadster”
Story and History
The last Roaster made by coach builder Glaser-Heuer and the only one made of steel rather than aluminium. With Heuer build number K9/1, this Roadster featured an integrated windshield frame which accentuated the elegant body lines designed by Erwin Komenda.
K9/1 is considered “the bridge” in concept to the later 356 Speedster.
For more detailed information, read the definitive book: “Porsche SPeedster TYP 540 Quintessential Sports Car.” A must read for any self professed collector or Porschephile.
- The only steel bodied Roadster built by Heuer
- Max Hoffman originally sold this Roadster to Hubert Brundage (Brumos Porsche fame) and was raced in the 12 hrs of Sebring
- FIA registered
- Mulitple national concours award winner
- Great ownership history