Porsche in Costa Mesa, California


Porsche in Costa Mesa, California

Porsche Pre-A Bent-Window Coupe�


Completed July 12, , and delivered to Hoffman Motors

The original owner first purchased in San Diego, California. In the late s, it was passed on to his son. Over the years Pre-A passed through several owners in the Southern California area. The current owner took possession in , the was partially disassembled for a restoration that was never finished.

In a full nut and bolt, ground-up restoration was started, the body was stripped to bare metal. Everything was metal finished to perfection. All matching decks and doors. The paint was finished in period correct color combination Adria Blue with Gray interior and corduroy inserts and was done by Jim Gordon Auto Restorations in Paramount, California. The gauges were beautifully restored by Palo Alto Speedometer. The matching cc engine was rebuilt by Glenn Roberts in San Diego, California. All the mechanical was completely rebuilt to concour condition with no expense spared.�

Authenticity and attention to detail paid off. The Pre-A Coupe was recognized at the 63rd Annual Porsche Club of America "Porsche Parade" (July held in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri where it was recognized as a Concours Restoration Group Award Winner (formerly known as the Manhattan Trophy st in Class Restored Category (scoring out of total points) & won the Gmund Achievement Award for cars scoring points!

August 21, , shown at CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA CONCOURS ON THE AVENUE st in Class

August 24, , shown at Porsche Club of America's Werks Reunion st in Class

Complete with original tool kit, owner's manuals, spare parts, and complete documentation of the restoration. An extremely unique opportunity to own one of the best Porsche Pre-a Coupes.


bhp, 1,488 cc Type OHV air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine with two Solex downdraft carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, independent front, and rear suspension, with parallel trailing arms and a transverse laminated torsion bar in the front and swing axles with transverse torsion bars in the rear, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,100 mm


Simple, clean, elegant, and understated: that would describe the aerodynamic little Porsche Coupe of the early to mid s. While still utilizing some parts and design concepts originally created for the humble Volkswagen Beetle, by the was showing clear signs of the steady development and evolution demanded by Porsche's designers and engineers. The new model was undergoing almost constant improvement as the factory strove to simplify the manufacturing process for these largely hand-built automobiles.

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