1948 PORSCHE WAIBEL CUSTOM SPORTS CABRIOLET PROTOTYPE
1948 Porsche Prototype
Custom Sports Cabriolet
Chassis #: 1-085552 - Engine #: 115914
1949 Geneva Show Car!
This car was built in Zurich by Hans Waibel, who in 1988 declared that he had show prepared two Porsche coupes at the request of Ferry Porsche and Louise Piech for display at the Vienna Industrial Exhibition. Waibel was approached by a client, Rupprecht von Senger and asked to build a similar car, which was created taking a VW chassis 27cccm longer than the Porsche 356 chassis that arrived in Switzerland on October 18, 1948, removing the body and fitting a Porsche light alloy cabriolet body and Porsche engine. The tunnel backbone of the VW platform was fitted with an electric fan which channeled air from, a Morris Minor grille to cool the hot-running Porsche engine this being the first Porsche –VW cabriolet was put into storage and did not appear again for some 20 years. It underwent a full restoration in the USA and now finished in green with a tan interior was exhibited at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 1992. Previous Owners:1948 Rupprecht von Senger, 1988 Monty Montgomery, Hollywood Film Producer. Restored in 1992 by Hill & Vaughn, CA, and shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 1992.