Oldest Porsche In America

Sun, 01/31/2010 - 14:47

Ever wondered what was the first Porsche sold in America?! We neither, but as part of their 60th anniversary celebration, Porsche America set about answering the question no one asked.

So they started a website and asked people to write in what they know about the oldest Porsche in the United States.

And amongst hundreds of submissions they received they stumbled upon it, which is a 1952 356 Cabriolet from Oklahoma City. The car which is 1.5 liter 60 bhp model, was imported in November of 1952 by Austrian businessman, Max Hoffman, in New York and now belongs to Dr. Robert Wilson who has restored it beautifully.


The My Porsche Classic Search also yielded the discovery of another distinguished and even rarer Porsche – a blue 1950 356 Cabriolet owned by Richard Brumme of Annapolis, Md. This car is one of the very first series production 356s built in Stuttgart, after the company relocated from Gmund, Austria.

Impeccably restored with original parts sourced from around the globe, the 1950 356 Cabriolet was also recently honored with the 2010 Best in Show and Best in Class Awards at the 356 Registry’s annual gathering in Cleveland, Ohio. While Brumme’s car is unique and special, it was not the oldest Porsche actually retailed in America. This distinction goes to Wilson’s 356 Cabriolet of 1952.

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