Rarity in sight! This Glöckler-Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 Coupé is unique in the world and is up for auction this summer

There is little left for one of the automobile events of the year to be held: the Monterey Car Week. And as usual, the usual auctions will happen with rarities as protagonists like this Glöckler-Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 Coupé, which has the honor of being the only Porsche 356 coupe ever conceived, although it is not the work of the Stuttgart firm.

It is RM Sotheby’s Whoever sells it at the stroke of a sledgehammer, will do so specifically between August 12 and 14. You will not be alone, as the North American auction house will also make other jewels such as one of the Porsche 917K Gulf who competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970.

Your estimated price is not indicated in your file, but surely it will not be cheap since it is a unique unit in the world And it looks like new, since it was restored not long ago and its last owners have had to treasure it with care in their garage.

With the engine of a Porsche 550

Glockler-Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 Coupe (1954)

It is Glöckler-Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 Coupé what dates from 1954 It was not created by Porsche, but by Walter Glöckler who at that time ran a dealership in Stuttgart that sold both Porsche and Volkswagen cars.

But the good old Glöckler also liked to design competition models: in collaboration with the engineer Hermann Ramelow they made reality six racing cars based on Porsche models since the late 40s. And the last one was precisely our now protagonist.

Glockler-Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 Coupe (1954)

Of all those born under the baton, the Glöckler-Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 Coupe it was distinguished by its closed body, since the previous ones were open as it happened with the majority of competition models in those years. In fact, according to RM Sotheby’s, these competition spyders are considered predecessors. of the Porsche 550.

Glöckler and Ramelow took the chassis of a Porsche 356 Pre-A whose chassis number was 12213. But they dressed him in a aluminum body sculpted from scratch and with very avant-garde shapes. Highlights for example the third headlight added to the front or the doors that extend to the roof pillars, as well as a panoramic rear window.

Glockler-Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 Coupe (1954)

The aim is for him to compete in the Mille Miglia that same year, but he did not arrive on time. So it debuted at the Liege-Rome-Liege which was held months later.

After that fight, he went to the Porsche premises for a few years. And it is estimated that it was then that the motor that originally equipped was replaced by the one that rode the Porsche 550, the well-known rear center block of 1.5 liters and 110 hp. Specifically, this mechanic is numbered as P90016 and was originally installed in one of the first 550 Spyder manufactured.

Glockler-Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 Coupe (1954)

Is rara reviews has passed through several hands in life, until in 2005, a German collector of models from the Stuttgart firm took over his services and subjected him to a complete restoration.

And this is what it looks like now while looking for a new garage. RM Sotheby’s notes that this Frankenstein it is accompanied by all documentation, including recent restoration tasks. Boyfriends will not miss …

Photos: Dirk de Jager, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.

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