1955 PORSCHE 356 CONTINENTAL

Awards.

1st in class
2012
Louisville Concours d’Elegance at Churchill Downs
1st in class
2013
Concours On The Avenue Carmel By The Sea
2nd in class
2013
356 Club Concours d’Elegance Dana Point
2nd in class
2013
Winter Park Concours d’Elegance
1st in class
2013
Ault Park Concours d’Elegance
1st in class
2015
Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance
MOST HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT PRODUCTION PORSCHE
2019
Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

Specs and history.

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.

Restoration notes.