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The unusually rare 1950 Porsche 356 Pre-A Coupe was the hallmark of Porsche’s 50th anniversary. These sleek and diminutive steel bodied vehicles were the first German-produced 356 ‘split-window’ coupe and marked a new era in styling and design. Only forty-three of these cars were hand-built during 1949 to 1950 and the 356 was the first vehicle produced in the new Porsche location in Stuttgart. By November of 1950, only eighty cars were being crafted per month. The 1950 model uses the VW 1086cc engine with the Porsche cylinder head. The engine is a Porsche modified, 1.1 liter, air-cooled, rear-mounted flat-four with non-synchro four speed. Even in 1950, the demand for the Porsche 356 Pre-A Coupe was greater than the company was able to deliver. A challenge to locate on the classic car market, this was the first production car to bear the legendary name of Porsche. Have no doubt that there are buyers waiting for this highly prized vehicle. If you’re thinking about buying a 1950 Porsche 356, you understand the appeal.
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More expensive than the MG or Triumphs of the day, the 1950 Porsche 356 Pre-A Coupe offered more sophistication in styling and comfort, and was highly sought-after. While the open-air Cabriolet models were considered highly desirable, the Coupe models grew in popularity with those buyers who wanted better protection from the elements; a more practical sports car. No matter what draws you to the 1950 Porsche 356 Pre-A today, The Beverly Hills Car Club looks forward to helping you find the model that best suits your needs. Having dealt with these classics for years, they are also happy to provide you with valuable Buyer’s Tips. Perhaps one of the most important steps in purchasing a Porsche 356 Pre-A is determining if you are indeed looking at an original. There are many, many kit cars out there that are designed to fool innocent buyers, a mistake that can be quite costly. Always make note of the engine and chassis numbers and compare them to Porsche records. The Beverly Hills Car Club can assist you with this step.
To learn more about the 1950 Porsche 356 Pre-A Coupe or Cabriolet models, The Beverly Hills Car Club, a renowned California classic car dealership, welcomes you to contact them at your leisure. Designed with buyers in mind, they also welcome you to tour the resources of this website to learn more about the Porsche brand and the classics that are most desirable. Should you have any questions or would like to tour their inventory, please do not hesitate to contact them today. They look forward to hearing from you soon.
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