As a part of its 60th anniversary celebration, Porsche Cars North America went on a quest of find the oldest Porsche in North America.
“The Porsche Classic Search, conducted online at www.Porsche60Years.com, encouraged individuals from coast to coast to submit documentation that his or her Porsche was one of the earliest in its category to be retailed on American soil.” Porsche said in a statement. “With awards and bragging rights at stake, the call for entries yielded an impressive collection of finalists, including the oldest U.S. – retailed model found, a lovingly restored 1952 Strawberry Red 356 Cabriolet.”
The rare 1952 356 Cabriolet is owned by Dr. Robert Wilson and sits in Oklahoma City, Okla. Wilson’s car was imported in November of 1952 by Austrian businessman, Max Hoffman, in New York, who brought the first Porsche cars to the United States beginning in 1950. The 1.5L, 60-hp Porsche was discovered in a salvage yard by Wilson years after arriving on U.S. soil and meticulously restored.
During the My Porsche Classic Search, the company also found another rare 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. The model was also impeccably restored with original parts sourced from around the world, 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.
Check out the list of the oldest Porsches in the United States after the jump.
The oldest and rarest Porsches in North America:
The oldest Porsche models in America and their owners are:
“¢ 1965 911: Barry August of Clarksville, Md.
“¢ 1965 912: Steve Torkelsen of Wilton, Conn.
“¢ 1970 914: Ralph Stoesser of Marco Island, Fla.
“¢ 1977 924: Jay Hoover of New Haven, Ind.
“¢ 1977 928: Jim Doerr of Richmond, Va.
“¢ 1983 944: John Denning of Covington, Wash.
“¢ 1992 968: Jeffrey Coe of Trumball, Conn.
“¢ 1997 Boxster: David Adrian of Worcester, Mass.
“¢ 2004 Cayenne: Adam Reichard of Magnolia, Texas
“¢ 2005 Carrera GT: Robert Ingram of Durham, N.C.
“¢ 2006 Cayman: Eugenie Thomas of Martinez, Calif.
A photo gallery of the oldest Porsches and car details can be viewed at www.Porsche60years.com.
– By: Omar Rana