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Buying a 1952 Porsche 356

1952 Porsche 356Over its 15-year production span, four major model types were developed and recognized in the Porsche 356 lineup: the Type 356, Type 356A, Type 356B and Type 356C. The models from 1950 to 1955, including the 1952 Porsche 356, are most often considered the Pre-A models, while this in not a designation recognized by Porsche itself. By 1952, the Porsche 356 had become widely praised on both sides of the Atlantic for its aerodynamics, handling and excellent craftsmanship. In fact, Ferdinand Porsche, founder of Porsche, said his son Ferry had engineered an auto in which every single bold was just right. This meant a lot coming from a man who had a great focus on craftsmanship and quality engineering. Today, the Porsche 356 remains one of the most iconic German classic cars – a car that is sought-after by many and owned by few.

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1952 Porsche 356 Buyer's Guide

If you are considering the purchase of a 1952 Porsche 356, the California classic car dealership professionals at The Beverly Hills Car Club are delighted to offer you the following Buyer's Tips. First, when looking for a Pre-A Porsche 356 it is imperative to ensure you are actually looking at a Pre-A model, as value relies greatly on its model type. The most significant characteristic of the Pre-A models is the windshield. A split windshield was used from April 1950 to April 1952, while a bent windshield was used from 1952 to 1955. In order to accommodate these windshields, the edge of the roofline has a peak in the center. You may often hear about the V shaped windshield; this is what that means. The 1952 Porsche 356 can be one of the more difficult to identify, as there were numerous changes that happened mid-year on these auto. For the most accurate identification of authenticity, be sure to match engine and chassis numbers with those from Porsche.

A Los Angeles classic car dealership that has assisted countless clients by facilitating fair, honest and professional car deals, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club looks forward to sharing their knowledge and expertise with you. To learn more about the 1952 Porsche 356 or to inquire about availability, please do not hesitate to call their team today. They look forward to hearing from you and welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and lasting business. Connect today!

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