DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1956 | COLOUR: RED | INTERIOR TRIM: MID-RED | SOLD
WONDERFUL LOW OWNER & LOW MILEAGE EXAMPLE.
ITS ORIGINAL STUNNING COLOUR COMBINATION OF GRAPHITE METALLIC COMPLIMENTED BY MID-RED INTERIOR IN RARE RIGHT HAND DRIVE WITH ORIGINAL SUPER ENGINE FITTED. NOTE IMAGES ARE OF A LHD PREVIOUSLY SOLD< ACTUAL IMAGES TO FOLLOW>
PORSCHE 356A MODEL HISTORY
In model year 1956, the 356 was replaced by the comprehensively enhanced 356 A. As from its market launch, this type was available with five four-cylinder engines:
- 356 A 1300 with 44 hp
- 356 A 1300 Super with 60 hp
- 356 1600 with 60 hp
- 356 A 1600 Super with 75 hp
- 356 A 1500 GS Carrera with 100 hp
The modifications to the vehicle were part of "Technical Programme 1" (T1). One of the key visual differences between the A series and the original 356 was a single-piece, curved panoramic windscreen. The front indicators were always integrated in the horn grille and all models had a modified front lid handle with inset Porsche Crest. The twin behive model still exists as the rarest & most collectible version. The tail lights were teardrop-shaped as of 03/1957 to end of 356 model production.
The 1300 models were discontinued in model year 1958 (T2). The tailpipes of the 1600 models ended between the bumper guards to give more ground clearance. The chrome-plated housing with number plate lighting and reversing light was mounted below the number plate.All 356 generations were also available in an open-top version (Cabriolet, Speedster or Convertible D).
From the type 356 onwards, particularly sporty versions were given the additional designation "Carrera" and were powered by a Fuhrmann engine.This power unit, named after designer Ernst Fuhrmann, was characterised by four overhead camshafts, which were driven by bevel-gear shafts. The engine also featured a dual ignition with two separate distributors.
This Porsche 356A was a UK delivered AFN car & the original Kardex available with the car shows its original colour of Graphite Metallic with Mid-Red Interior makes for a stunning colour combination.
Although extremely solid & well preserved it is now under full restoration by Lux Classics for its new owner where our aim is to resotre this to its former colour combination & enhance preservation of bodyworks & interior.
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