DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1959 | COLOUR: Ruby Red | INTERIOR TRIM: Black | PRICE: £195,000
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO OFFER THIS EXCEPTIONAL AND COLLECTABLE RARE RIGHT HAND DRIVE PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER T5 CABRIOLET, IN STRIKING COLOURS OF RUBY RED AND BLACK LEATHER, COMPLIMENTED BY BLACK SOFT TOP.
HISTORY OF THE 356
THE FIRST PORSCHE TYPE 356 ROLLED OFF THE PRODUCTION LINE IN STUTGART IN 1950. A NEW CHAPTER BEGAN WITH MANY MODELS DESIGNATIONS TO FOLLOW.
In its design, the Porsche 356 was the company’s first production sports car. With an evolution starting with the Pre-A, 356A, 356B and the final Series the 356C. In each form they were built predominantly as either Coupe or Cabriolets. Although several variations were available as ‘Notchback Coupes’ or ‘Speedster and Roadster Convertibles’. This extended to the engine too, with the addition, in limited numbers, of the road-going Carrera four-cam option.
Sold new by AFN Ltd, Porsche main agent in the United Kingdom. An extensive history file is available, with the original purchase invoice and a letter of authenticity from Porsche Classic Centre to confirm the above details & its matching numbers including colour. With a production end date of December 1959 & first registered new in UK in 1960.
The body was well preserved as it left the UK in the 1980’s for the USA, where the last owner secured the expert assistance of marque specialists to conduct a full component off restoration with no expense spared using only the best of parts , experts & material available. This vehicle formed part of a unique collection of concours Porsche 356’s where it resided until its current owner secured it.
This car is finished in its original stunning Ruby Red with Black interior trim complimented by Black Soft Top. The numbers matching 356B, in its factory paintwork and matching numbers engine has just completed a full restoration, including a component off procedure, replacing any metalwork required, in particular the floor pans. A complete engine and mechanical overhaul was also carried out together with minute attention to renew items often overlooked like the wiring loom with a conversion to 12 volts. The paint process was in expert hands of marque specialist to ensure the use of minumal body filler or "Bondo" & a credit to what has been achieved.
The mileage of 47,000 miles is believed to be correct & matched by avilable documentation.
Finally, it’s had a full professional detail by our in-house Lux Detailing team, including paintwork, glass, rims, interior fabric and leather to protect and reduce future maintenance intervals. It now presents in lovely condition, and will comes fully inspected and serviced by our Porsche Classic marque specialists in house.
This vehicle is available for viewing in the UK on an appointment basis, and would suit an enthusiast or collector with whom this vehicle will represent a good acquisition opportunity.
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