Porsche , the luxury car maker is celebrating its 60th anniversary in the US. As part of the celebration they took it upon themselves to locate the oldest Porsche sold in the country. For the purpose they initiated an online campaign and asked people to get in touch with them in case they thought their Porche was old and could be one of the first to be sold in the US.
As an incentive they also announced an award for the winner with the oldest Porche. The response was extremely good and people from all over the country responded hoping to be declared the winner. Original documentation was required in order to verify the authenticity of the vehicle and its country of retail.
After months of collecting entries, the winner was finally revealed as a 1952 Strawberry Red 356 Cabriolet. The owner Dr. Robert Wilson of Oklahoma City came across this car in a scrap yard and restored it to its original glory. The Porsche 356 was shipped over to the US by a New York businessman in 1952 and is the first surviving Porsche to have been retailed in America. During the campaign they came across lot of other interesting and very old Porches.