Chassis # 157788 Engine # 704992 Numbers Matching & Original Colors Offered With Porsche COA Incredibly Well Preserved CA Car Only 22,000 Miles & Limited Ownership From New Details The Porsche 356 is the first production car the German auto manufacturers ever built and serves as the root from which sprouted the legendary 911. The 356 was not nearly as robust as the 911 but in period, was certainly a force to be reckoned with on the street and the race track. From the early prototype cars, to the 356C, this nimble sports car underwent a series of refinements and iterations. The 356B was the successor to the 356A, receiving several updates including, more upright and pronounced front fenders, enlarged bumper guards, more “spacious” rear seating, chrome hood handle, and a trifecta of 1.6L engines that one could equip. The standard 1.6L engine produced about 60bhp, the super 75bhp, and the super 90 which as the name indicates, 90bhp. The focus of the 356 was always to create a light, small, potent sports car that could compete on the race track but still usable to the average enthusiast. You were able to get a 356 in both a coupé and cabriolet platform which brings us to the example on
1961 Porsche 356B Roadster VIN: 89223 Engine: 605054 Transmission: 42530 One of the rarest and most coveted of the Porsche 356 models is the D'leteren-bodied roadster. This example was produced in Stuttgart in June of 1961, and was sent from Porsche's final assembly plant in Brussels to Porsche Car Pacific in San Francisco for final delivery. The Roadster was acquired by Knievel Imports in Butte, Montana on July 5, 1962. Knievel Imports was owned by Robert E. Knievel, the father of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel. The car would move on from the Knievels ownership on February 24, 1966 when it was sold to Gary and Beverly Beck of Montana. The Becks would go to own the car for the next 23 years. On July 18, 1989 the Becks would sell the Roadster to a dealer in Arlington, TX. In 1990, Jack Griffin, a prominent Porsche collector/enthusiast in Dallas, TX would acquire the car. Griffin would keep the Roadster for the next 17 years. During that time the car would be repainted in its original color of Heron Grey, and the interior refitted in its original red. Around 2008 Griffin would sell 89223 to his neighbor, John Harris Jr. Harris would enjoy the car until 2010. For the past four years
(SOLD) The assembly of this stunning Reutter-bodied Porsche 356B 1600 S Coupe was completed in 1960 with a higher performance “S” engine specification. This Porsche was very highly equipped with no less than 16 factory-original options. Comfort and convenience were heightened with a very rare and highly desirable electric sunroof, as well as arm rests at each door, a dimmable rearview mirror, a driver’s side view mirror, an electric clock, Blaupunkt ‘Koln’ radio with antenna and duel loudspeakers, Coco floor mats, and seat headrests. External enhancements included a chrome-plated luggage rack on the trunk and body trim strips, while the car’s handling prowess was sharpened with a balance spring and a set of Continental tires. A highly desirable matching numbers example, this 356B was a sound example prior to being given a bare-metal restoration that was completed earlier in 2013. Refinished in its original, and highly distinctive Heron Grey exterior and a very nicely complemented by new leather upholstery in blue and original specification carpeting, as well as complete set of fog lights and tools. Fully detailed and very nicely presented throughout, it will definitely take price o
(SOLD) This exquisite 356B Roadster offered here is one of the last with the chrome-framed removable windshield and it is one of only 1,528 produced for the 1960 model year. This Roadster was completely restored earlier this year with the beautiful results seen here. Before the restoration this roadster was a complete, solid, and rust-free example that was in nice running and driving order. The restoration was performed to original specifications, including a bare-metal refinish in its original exterior color of Ruby Red with a new tan leather interior, and included the original matching numbers engine being rebuilt as well as other components and systems. Accents include a tan soft top and top boot, as well as a highly desirable set of polished reproduction Rudge wheels. Other items include a Blaupunkt AM/FM radio mounted in an a Porsche under dash shroud, fitted with Coco floor mats, a driver’s side mirror, fog lamps, seat headrests, and a wood-rimmed steering wheel. Also included in the purchase is the original date coded wheels. A Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and tools accompany the sale of the car as well. Freshly restored and fully detailed, this highly desirable and r
POA The 1948 Porsche 356 employed a platform chassis with rear-mounted air-cooled engine and torsion bar all-independent suspension. 1955 marked the arrival of the 356A, readily distinguishable by its now curved one-piece screen, a wider range of engines and 15'' instead of 16'' wheels. Announced at the 1959 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Porsche 356B T5 enhanced Porsche's reputation as builders of the finest small capacity sports cars, continuing the huge commercial success of its predecessors. Handling, ride and refinement were improved, as well as the addition of a more powerful 90bhp 1600cc engine to the range, a higher nose, more vertical headlamp lenses and raised front winglets - all of which upped the original cars' appeal and firmly established it as by far the best car in its class. Prior to the launch of the 356C in 1963, the 356B with the T6 body was announced in 1962, with the twin air vents, larger rear window, and the facelift to the front of the car with the wider lower edge to the bonnet. A Black plate California car that has been well kept over the years, original interior with the front seats recovered in black hide, original door cards, headlining and electric sunroo
This 1963 Porsche 356B T-6 Cabriolet is an extremely rare and desirable twin-grille example with matching numbers. Red with black interior. It's a fantastic original driver and a very clean, straight, and honest car. A great buy at just $129,500
This 1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe is an excellent matching numbers driver quality car. Green with tan interior. It has a fresh engine rebuilt with $12k invoice included. A great buy at just $56,500
*SIMILAR QUALITY CARS ALWAYS REQUIRED* SOLD Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. A genuine UK RHD Porsche 356B/S (T6) with amazing provenance. EQUIPMENT Panoramic windshield, windshield washer system, glare proof rear view mirror, large rear window, fuel valve, shift lever lock, reclining front seats, rear buckets seats with folding back rest, variable instrument illumination, accessory plug, speedometer with total and trip mileage, tachometer, oil temperature gauge, electric clock, lockable glove compartment. Dealer accessories; Magnetic ashtray, cigarette lighter, courtesy grip for passenger, clothes hanger, map pockets. MODEL HISTORY Designed by company employee Erwin Komenda and introduced in 1948 in Austria, the hugely significant Porsche 356 Series is regarded as the first ‘production’ Porsche with steel bodies built by The Reutter Company who later became the seat manufacturer Recaro. The 356 was built in four distinct series, the ‘pre A’ followed by the 356A, B and finally C. The ‘pre A’ vehicles are most notably distinguishable by the split and then later centre creased windscreens, whereas from 1955 with the 356A, the windscreens were changed for a curved one piece design. This remarkable 356B/S is the redesigned T6 model introduced in 1962 and is identifiable by the twin engine lid grilles and larger rear window. With the introduction of front disc brakes to the 356B T6 and no other visible alterations, the model was finally badged as the 356C. EXTERIOR A genuine UK supplied RHD vehicle, this hugely desirable 356B/S example is finished in its original colour of Porsche Ruby Red (Code 702). The paintwork boasts a beautiful deep shine and uniform finish to fully accentuate the unmistakable lines of this iconic Coupe. Restored in the early 1990’s and with enthusiast use since, there are only minor signs of wear worthy of mention. The absence of an external fuel filler lid in the front wing is correct for a genuine RHD example. All trim sections, lights and badges are remarkably good and the quality chrome and stainless steel pieces are beautifully preserved. There are some small splits to the rear window rubbers. Absolute Porsche royalty. INTERIOR The originality and unmolested appeal of this hand crafted interior will amaze and delight any classic Porsche connoisseur. The factory Grey Leatherette seat coverings are incredibly well preserved with matching door cards fully intact and showing only light fading. The original cushioned topped dashboard houses the beautifully ornate yet fully functional controls, instruments and gauges. The thin three spoke steering wheel with inner ring and Porsche Crest is a styling marvel in itself. Features such as the magnetic ashtray, fuel valve and shift lock remain exactly as Porsche intended. The headlining is mildly discoloured. A wonderful interior loyal to its Porsche heritage. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The original four cylinder ‘flat four’ engine of 1582cc displacement in this genuine S model produces 75hp at 5000rpm. The factory correct twin Zenith 32 NDIX carburettor set up has been retained along with the automatic choke. The engine bay is beautifully clean with stickers and identification stampings clear to see and affirming the matching number credentials. The four speed synchronised Servomesh gearbox is light and exact. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES Authentic Porsche 4.5J x 15 steel disc wheels with deep centre rims and Porsche emblem are shod in quality Michelin 165 HR15 tyres. The rims and caps are generally excellent although slight ageing is evident. 280mm drums all round feel positive and bring the car up safely. HISTORY FILE A Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirms that this matching numbers genuine 356B/S example was manufactured as a RHD vehicle with a production completion date of March 1962. Registered on 29th March 1962 by Porsche Main Agent A.F.N. Limited of Isleworth, there is correspondence between them and first owner Mr G Lowe Esq as well as extensive service history whereby the car was maintained by A.F.N. Limited until the late 1970’s. Furthermore, the colossal history file encompasses a lifetime of cherished ownership from new until present day. There are also many previous MOT certificates dating back as far as 1970. The beautifully presented and comprehensive history file also includes publications from Porsche Club GB and the Porsche 356 Registry with this car featured as well has handbooks and manuals. A true motoring icon and hugely significant chapter in Porsche history. Simply a must for any Porsche enthusiast. MOT August 2017, HPI Clear. 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This wonderful, original Super specification 356 has spent its whole life in California and more recently Nevada. As confirmed by the Factory Certificate of Authenticity, it was delivered new in its current colour combination of black paintwork with black interior trim, a rare combination at the time. It was also fitted with the chrome wheel option from new. Correct Hella spotlights adorn the nose of the car whilst the interior boasts original headrests and a Nardi wodd-rimmed steering wheel The car is in beautiful condition throughout and retains its original floorpans which are in excellent order. The interior was re-trimmed several years ago by acknowledged specialists Autos International in California whilst the engine is a high performance unit assembled by renowned Porsche engine builder Alan Klingen of 'The Stable'. The car's original numbers matching crankcase is still present and the matching gearbox was recently rebuilt by Vic Skirmants. The original toolkit and driver's manual are included along with a small quantity of spares and original parts.
One of only 600 T6 cabriolets built in 1961 for the ‘62 model year. The last owner is a well-known Californian Porsche enthusiast with a large collection, including many 4-cam models, and a museum of rare automobilia. The car is accompanied by a history file which documents the work carried out on the car for the last owner with a thick wad of invoices amounting to over £16,000 together with photographs of the restoration. Jobs included paintwork, all new trim and hood, and detail work on the underside. Finished in Signal Red with black leather trim, matching square-weave carpet and new black hood and hood bag. The car is fitted with the desirable options of chrome wheels, period Blaupunkt ‘Highway Hi-Fi’ radio plus a very rare and valuable Les Leston wood rimmed steering wheel. The car is UK registered and comes complete with owner’s handbook, original-style toolkit and jack.
In 1961 Karmann developed a new variant of the 356; the Hardtop, more commonly referred to today as the 'Notchback'. Early cars featured a cabriolet body with the hardtop simply welded in to place but the later T6 cars were a properly engineered design with a fully integrated body shell. This is one such T6, one of only 699 built in 1961 and 1962. It spent its life in the dry states of the USA before coming to the UK where it is now MoT'd and registered. Beautifully finished in the period colour of Aetna Blue with contrasting dark blue roof and matching interior trim.
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