1956 Porsche 356

1600 A-T1

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1956
  • Mileage 
    112 mi / 181 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    56583
  • Engine number 
    61881
  • Lot number 
    122
  • Reference number 
    122
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Beige
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Serial number 56583
Engine number 61881
Desirable version 1600 cm3 eligible for the Mille Miglia
Excellent quality restoration
Clear history
Important invoice file
FFVE certificate

This Porsche 356 A T-1 1600 cm3 was manufactured in May 1956 and delivered on June 6, 1956 to Frederic Shidler in California by the New York-based importer Hoffman. It was ordered in Sahara Beige (5604) with Sealed Beam Headlights and MpH counter. We then know that the car belonged to Tom Fiene in 1969, we still have a lot of invoices in his name, it had about 31,233 miles on the meter. He then sold it to Scott Geenen in 1973, and he himself sold it to Russell Vanderhurst around 1978. The latter kept it for 10 to 15 years before selling the 356 to Tom Bron in 1986. In 1990, Alexis Collins of Idaho acquired the little German girl, selling her in 2012 to the Beverly Hills Car Club. This professional then undertook a complete restoration of the car from the bare body. We keep an important photo file of what was done during one year of work.
Arrived in France in 2012, this 356 A-T1 is in superb condition, a complete 87-page expert report gives it a score of 9070 / 10,000, an excellent result taking into account both the current condition of the vehicle, its history file, invoices, serial numbers and the operation of the car. In other words, this Porsche has been rebuilt according to the rules of the art, in its original colour and with the original engine number 61881 refurbished, and is in a state of near perfection. Its paint is very well done, its interior and mechanics seem to leave the factory and an important set of invoices and other historical documents are attached to the car, including its Service Book, battery warranty certificate, Reuter body shop service manual, and Driver's manual. Above all, it is a 1600 version of 1956, making it one of the few Porsche cars eligible for the Mille Miglia!