"This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
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 update 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 windows in the doors and hinged rear windows enhanced interior ventilation. Up-rated Elfin brakes with cooling fins also benefitted from air intakes below the headlights which channels cooling air to the front drums.
Imported from the US in 2016 this delightful Porsche has a significant history folder, confirming significant amounts spent on her in recent times. The current vendor has had a major service carried out by Porsche Brooklands in April 2019, the steering box was reconditioned in June 2019 and a new voltage regulator fitted later in the year. Shortly after arriving in the UK this 356 had a bare metal repaint and as such still presents in beautiful condition today. Still in its lefthand drive format this Porsche is supplied with a V5C registration document, a Certificate of Authenticity, showing a production date of 24th August 1962, a drivers’ manual and a service manual. Finished in silver with black interior this 356B coupé would complement any collection.
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