Barn finds are super exciting, especially when it comes to classic cars. And in the recent case of one 1952 Porsche 356 ‘Pre-A’ it was no exception. Now, however, this car is seeking its forever home. Know anyone who might be interested?!
Per recorded production figures, little over 7600 examples of the ‘Pre-A’ model were built between 1948 and 1955. Powered by a 1.1-litre flat-four and churning out 35bhp, the inaugural Porsche offered a top speed of 83mph and 0-60mph sprint in 14 seconds. Scoff all you like, but this was cutting edge at the time.
Although far removed from the current range of powerful modern counterparts, original 356 vehicles can change hands for upwards of $300k.
However, there is another path to 356 ownership. Rather than paying ungodly sums for a pristine specimen, if you’ve got the time and resources, a barn find example can provide all the provenance minus the crippling initial payment.