Porsche Southpoint / Ingram Collection Partnership

The Ingram Collection of Porsches is considered one of the best in the country, and we are pleased to have them as an important part of our Hendrick Porsche Southpoint family. When you purchase a Porsche from us, you have the option to have your new or pre-owned Porsche delivered at the Ingram Collection...tour included. This amazing experience is just one more reason to love Porsche Southpoint.

Visit us for 1st Saturday at Porsche Southpoint the first Saturday of every month to view Ingram Collection Porsches on display, some of which are truly rare and special. 

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1952 Porsche 356 Reutter Cabriolet

Available for View at 1st Saturday, December 2, 2017.

In March of 1952 Porsche worked in conjunction with Reutter to simplify production of the 356 and made several changes. Those changes included a one-piece bent windscreen and more significant bumpers, which suited the American market. 

This numbers-matching 1952 Cabriolet is one of ten cabriolets imported into the United States by Max Hoffman. It was restored to its original color combination of Fashion Grey and Blue interior by Road Scholars Restorations over a two-year period. The car has only 28,000 miles, and was owned by one family before being acquired by the Ingram Collection in 2006. 

In 2017, this 1952 356 Cabriolet was awarded "Best in Class" honors at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. 

1952 cars also featured ventilated disc wheels and optional trim rings that were common on export models. The car also got fully integrated front and rear aprons that extended below the bumpers. The bumpers themselves were enlarged with large guards and featured rubber strips. Small changes in the interior included a new 6000 rpm tach which replaced the clock, smaller gauge bezels and a relocated turn switch from the dashboard to the steering column. 

The 1500 was Porsche's newest engine, which was quickly fitted with 40 PIBC Solex carburetors to produce 60 bhp at 5000 rpm in 1952. These retained the Hirth roller-bearing crankshafts, which gave Porsche enough clearance to enlarge their engine to 1500 cc. The 1500 engine powered most cars from 1952 until the 356A of 1956, but some left the factory with the smaller 1.1 and 1.3-liter engines. 

At that time, the Porsche was priced above the Jaguar XK120, and positioned itself as a sports-luxury model with reclining seats, Telefunken radio, and an excellent level of trim by Karosserie Reutter. This increased cost was a primary reason why Max Hoffman convinced Porsche to make a stripped-out Speedster for the American market.


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