1952 Porsche 356 / 1300 Cabriolet

1952 Porsche 356 1300 Cabriolet by Glaser, S/N 12375, Erdbeerot (strawberry red) with tan leather interior, carpets and soft top. Originally fitted with a 1,300cc flat 4 and a 4 speed gearbox. One of the few remaining Cabriolets handbuilt by Glaser Karosserie.

Glaser built the “America Roadster” for Porsche and about 80 Cabriolets, this being #66 and one of their last cars as they filed for bankruptcy and Porsche and Reutter had to complete the remaining run, sources estimate less than 30 Glaser Cabriolets exist today. #12375 was sold new to Los Angeles as per the Kardex and was owned by Frank Atkinson, of Pasadena, for over 63 years. Frank was a well-known car guy in LA, he owned VW’s and Porsches, had a car lot in Pasadena and wrote a book about hot rodding Volkswagens, “Souping up your Volkswagen”. Frank raced this car in the 50’s under the flag of the Pasadena Sports Car Club. We’re told he blew up the original motor, a second replacement motor and in 1954 received the car’s current motor, a Porsche factory replacement motor, KD 033831. It’s a 1,500cc motor that he warmed over back in the day and it has been fully rebuilt by a local 356 specialist. Spending its entire life in So Cal and under the same ownership for so long, the car was free of rust, just a long raced and a used racing car. Rescued a couple years ago by Porsche specialist, Liberty Motorsports, this coachbuilt Glaser has just been fully restored to its original glory.


Year: 1952
City: Newport Beach
State: CA


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Transmission: Manual
Vin: 12375
Title status: Clean
Carfax: No
Color: Maroon
Interior color: Tan
Material: Full Leather
Highlights: Fully restored

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