1956 Porsche 356

European - 356A/1600 Reutter

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1956
  • Mileage 
    218 mi / 351 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    55353
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Silver
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1956 Porsche 356A/1600 Reutter Coupe “European”, S/N# 55353, Silver metallic with red & beige interior. 1.6 liter normally aspirated flat 4 cylinder with a 4 speed gearbox. The Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirms that this 356 left the factory on January 4, 1956 in these colors and the engine and transmission are original to the car. The POA also confirms that the car was a USA market 356 “European” model and had that script affixed to the body and delivered with odometer in miles and sealed beams, which was standard issue for US market cars. #55353 also comes with the Karosserie Reutter certificate, confirming all build details when new and as it sits today. These were very rare US only cars that are said to only number 156 in total and only a handful survive today (one source says 12). #55353 was just restored by Liberty Motorsports of Costa Mesa, CA, noted for their attention to detail and correct restorations. The car is fresh and ready for rallies, shows or just getting a coffee. It has not been on the show circuit and quite unknown in Porsche circles. It comes with jack, tool roll, books. The car has period correct driving lamps with correct switch and the “leatherette” has been redone in leather. This 356 European will set you apart in the world of 356’s.

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