Porsche's 356 became a classic the day the first car left the production line and the ensuing years have only enhanced the legend. Continuous updates from the very earliest days of the model and gradual replacement of its early Volkswagen-based components with parts from Porsche manufacture saw to this. These detail changes came frequently but major change was only made when necessary and after due consideration of their effect to improve performance, ride, handling and the marque's enviable reputation of being able to produce sporting motor cars with competition-beating reliability. After a significant updating in 1955 with the 356A, the 356B was introduced in 1960, the firm's most significant evolution yet. Motivated in part by increasingly demanding safety regulations, the 356B had raised stronger bumpers and lifted headlights that noticeably altered the car's frontal appearance. Vent window in the doors and hinged rear windows enhanced interior ventilation. Up-rated Elfin brakes with cooling fins also benefited from air intakes below the headlights which channels cooling air to the front drums. This Porsche was imported from Oklahoma in 2013 by the vendor who immediately starte
Porsche 356B 1.6L (1962)white with blue central stripe prepared for historical regularity rally racing. First complete restoration and race preparation 1988 Racing seats Miraflores and seatbelts,safety tank. Last restoration of engine in 2007 and last revised 2016 Giuseppe Mazzotti e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org +39335324911
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
--Silver with Blue leather interior and Grey German square weave carpeting edges Blue with Blue cloth convertible top, Fully Restored, 4-speed. The 356B Roadster is often considered the later, more usable, more powerful and to some more beautiful 356 Speedster/Convertible D. This 356B Super was a resident of California and owned by a 356 Registry member for many, many years. It was restored circa 2009-2010 and has accumulated approximately 3,500 miles since. During the restoration, the engine received a 1750 cc big bore kit as well as Weber carburetor upgrade and stainless steel sport exhaust muffler. The electrical system has been converted to 12 volt electrical system. The front brakes have been converted to discs without a change of wheel appearance and the front suspension has been uprated with a larger front sway bar. A bespoke AM/FM/CD tuner has been installed below dash and can be removed at any point to return to the stock appearance. Structurally this 356B is excellent (always has been) and all panel gaps are superb. We had had the pleasure of using this 356 Roadster on the 2015 Colorado Grand where it performed flawlessly and provided hours or driving pleasure. Recently s
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
(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
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, chrome ‘Leitz’ luggage rack and 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.
Coachwork by Reutter. This rare Super-90 spec. car has a lovely history, having been collected direct from the factory by its first owner. He was a Dutch chemical engineer working in California and having picked up his new car with his wife they toured Europe before shipping it back home. 30 years later the car passed to his nephew before being sold to the second owner in 1992. The third and last owner bought the car in 1999 so 3 owners from new. Obviously matching numbers and still in the original colours of silver with beautiful red leather trim and carpets, the car also has its original factory hardtop plus other original accessories as noted on the CofA. The history file also contains copies of great period photo’s of the car in Europe and the U.S.
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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