This 1952 Glockler-Porsche was displayed by Herb & Rose Wysard of Fullerton California at this years Amelia Island Concours. Their description read:
Our 1952 Glockler-Porsche Weidenhausen Roadster was built by Walter Glockler, a Frankfort Porsche dealer to campaign in the 1952 German Sports Car Championship (under 1.5 Liter). Driven by Helm Glockler, the car recorded three race wins on its way to winning the season title. At the end of the season Max Hoffman imported the car to the U.S., sharing the driving with Johnny von Newman on the east and west coast tracks.
It is considered the forerunner of the legendary Porsche 550 Spyder; the first two of which have Weidenhausen aluminum bodies as well. At 1,113 pounds, the Glockler weighed just a little more than half the weight of the Porsche 356 upon which it was based.
In the past our roadster competed in the Goodwood Festival of Speed where it ran reliably and competitively in both events. Pebble Beach 2008 and Villa d’Este 2009 were also exciting.