Engine Number: P*085595*
Engine: 1600 cc Super
Period Correct Super Engine
Poshest of the 356 Line
The Model: Many agree that the Porsche 356’s pedigree is one that helped defined the sports car industry. As Porsche’s first production car, with its soft yet distinct lines and driver focused balance, the 356 was almost mandatory for any serious racer in the 1950’s. While the 356 may have lost its competitive edge as a race car to modern technology, its desirability has not wavered. The collector car market rarely sees a demand, love and following like that of the Porsche 356. As was the case for serious racers in the 50’s the 356 is a must have for any serious collector today.
The 356 B Cabriolet gave the sports car market a convertible with creature comforts more closely aligned with the coupe model. The Cabriolet was designed with those who wanted more than a racing machine out of their new Porsche convertible, even though the 356 had earned a reputation for its racing prowess. The more reﬁned Cabriolet owners would find some basic features not found on the roadster model like roll up windows and a radio, among other elements. These cars also came appointed with wider, upgraded seats as the cabriolet owner would have been more concerned with comfort than weight and cost savings. The windshield on this car was not removable like its roadster brother, making the Cabriolet more of a road car perfectly suited for chic social events. The Cabriolet would have represented the poshest of the 356 line in 1960.
The Car: Elegant in tuxedo black, this Porsche is the Quintessential driver. The product of an older restoration this cabriolet shows the signs of a car that has been enjoyed while preserving a piece of history. The black paint has plenty of shine for the cars and coffee and the bright work remains full of life. Inside you again find a space that you are not afraid to make yourself comfortable for behind that wheel. The cream textiles offer a future own a life time of Sunday drives. The interior bright work shows mild pitting, that could be refinished, but has a vintage charm. The 1600 Super engine still cranks at close to the original 75 Hp, reliably powering this rag top down the back roads or up the boulevards. A virtual guarantee for investors the 356 has equal promise for those that just want to hit the road, grab this one and do both!