Information 1963 PORSCHE 356 B 1600 COUPE LHD (Matching Numbers) Slate Grey Metallic Red Leather Interior Just completed a total ground up restoration, rebuilt engine, as well as gearbox, brakes and suspension. Early USA history is available together with a complete and fully documented history and invoices for the restoration just completed. A signed letter from Jurgen Barth from the Porsche Factory completes the Authenticity certificate, confirming the originality and that it is a matching number example. Interested In Vehicle Print Vehicle Details Back To Index
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
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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