1952 Porsche 356 / 1300 Cabriolet By Glaser

Copley Motorcars

Copley Motorcars is offering this amazing Porsche 356 / 1300 Cabriolet By Glaser for sale. Originally fitted with a 1,300cc flat 4 and a 4 speed gearbox with tan leather interior, carpets and soft top. One of the few remaining Cabriolets handbuilt by Glaser Karosserie and one of the final Glaser’s produced.
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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.

Ready for the show or touring circuit, this rare and early little Porsche ticks all the boxes.  The original owner’s manual, spare, wooden fuel stick, complete tool roll and plastic cabriolet dust-cover come with the car.

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Copley Motorcars
Copley Motorcars was established by Stu Carpenter in 1995. Working for other luxury and sportscar dealers in Boston since 1986, Stu has gained a longterm-experience in offering exceptional products at a fair price making the acquisition of a classic and luxury car as easy and as enjoyable as possible. The team at Copley Motorcars has a particular affinity for vintage Mercedes Benz, Ferrari and Land Rover Defender but also other blue chips such as 289 Cobra, BMW Z8 and Porsche 959. Since the market for these cars is a worldwide one, Copley Motorcars ships worldwide and can easily assist with the logistical arrangements. December 2019 marked Copley’s 24th year of buying and selling sports and classics. Their showroom is located in the center of Needham, about 15 miles west of the City of Boston. Copley has an interesting, some would say eclectic, mix of classic cars always on offer and find something to love about each and every one. And because Copley Motorcars is a smallish “boutique” type dealer, their classic cars don’t necessarily run out the door. A new arrival could be there for a day, a week or even six months. That said, all of their classics are different one to the next and are being looked at throughout the USA and the world. If you see a car you like and want to buy it, please contact copleycars@gmail.com. If you see a car and want to think about it, terrific too. But please, please, please assume that someone else is looking at the very same classic you are interested in so, if it gets sold, they do their very best to find another for you.