Built specifically for the 1954 Mille Miglia and incorporating the new, state-of-the-art Carerra engine, the Glöckler 356 was commonly known as the Glöckler Coupé.
This Porsche Carrera engine was given to the Walter Glöckler dealership for experimental purposes. Walter Glöckler lived out his passion for both car and motorcycle racing in the 1950's by building his own sports cars.
The car is built on a 356 Porsche chassis.
This one was exceptional in many ways, including vertical headlights, large sweeping wheel arches, and unconventional tail fins. It had doors that protruded into the roof, presumably to make getting in and out easier while wearing a crash helmet, and a vast, panoramic rear window (one of the car’s most distinctive features), designed to keep those in pursuit firmly in sight since the coupé was built with competition in mind. Most racing cars were open at the time.
Sadly, it wasn’t completed in time to compete in the 1954 Mille Miglia.
The engine is one of the first 1.5-liter Fuhrmann Carrera engines and possibly the oldest one in the world.
Glöckler built seven models. This car was the only coupé and the last one.