Tag Archives: 1953

Back to the past: 1953 Porsche 356 Coupé

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This 356 Coupé, chassis #51530, has been stored since 1996 by the same owner for over 45 years. Factory Kardex confirms matching engine and transmission. The paint is not original though, it had a new paint (Ivory?) in the early … Continue reading

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Restoration day: 1953 and 1955 Porsche 356 Coupé

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We all know that the pre-56 Porsche 356 are becoming untouchable, no matter in what conditions they are, so always more often we see for sale cars that, up to five years ago, we would not have taken even for free. … Continue reading

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One of ten: 1953 Cisitalia 505 DF

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DF is for “Derivata Fiat” (Fiat derived) and that simply means that this expensive (then and now) car was based on the reliable and rock-solid Fiat 1900 platform. Of course when it was unveiled at the 1953 Geneva Salon, it … Continue reading

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Palm Green: 1953 Porsche 356

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These early Porsche 356 (a.k.a. Pre-A, although that was never used by Porsche to name its early cars) have always been sought but, especially in the last years, these fetch top dollars. This particular car, originally painted in Palm Green, … Continue reading

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Born german: 1953 Porsche 356

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This early 356 is said to be an original german car sold by the Stuttgart dealer Hahn, then it was exported to U.S.A. for 50 years. Since five years though the car is again in Europe. The seller says that … Continue reading

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A matter of dime: 1953 Jaguar XK120 O.T.S.

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The seller says that this car is a very easy project as its body is plenty of dime-size issues which can be easily fixed: more than a project, we see a car which can be driven as is. Actually the … Continue reading

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Cherry and cream: 1953 Daimler Special Sports by Barker

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This is a car which, honestly, we didn’t know the existence of. Ok we’re not so skilled about british cars (and that’s not a good thing), but we’re quite surprised to have ignored such beautiful car so far. It has … Continue reading

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Bent window: 1953 Porsche 356

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March 10 Here it is again, this time on eBay, with current bidding at $60,000 and reserve price not met. Thanks to reader Brian for this tip. January 30, 1015 In 1953 the 356 was still made using a bent … Continue reading

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Fischhaber’s special: 1953 Lancia Aprilia “Eigenbau”

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February 28, 2016 Here it is again on eBay with a huge price drop to $105,000 September 18, 2105 Mr. Rapley never betrays expectations and indeed now has another very special car for sale. That’s a special coachbuilt car made … Continue reading

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Steel, vinyl & wood: 1953 Chrysler New Yorker Town and Country

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To the eye of many this could seem on of the many big american station wagon of the fifties, but in fact this is maybe the rarest of them all. It’s called New Yorker Town and Country and the first thing … Continue reading

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