1959 Porsche 356

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Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1959
  • Mileage 
    94 056 km / 58 444 mi
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    151769
  • Engine number 
    Flat-4
  • Reference number 
    407475
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Ruby Red
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

• Spectacular restoration just completed
• Rare and desirable 1959 Cabriolet by Reutter
• One of only 944 built
• Gorgeous, factory correct color
• Numbers matching hood
• Correct type 616/1 1600CC engine
• Previous long-term ownership
• Wonderfully optioned
• Recent service including new suspension and shocks
• Performs wonderfully
• Documentation includes owner's manuals, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, copy of factory Kardex, and tool roll
• One of the best examples available on the market today
• A collector's dream
Options Include:
• Chrome wheels (Set of five; 1959 date code matching)
• Blaupunkt AM multi-band radio
• Sealed beam headlamps U.S. Spec bumpers
• Koni shock absorbers
The 356 was created by Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche, son of Ferdinand Porsche Senior, and was originally conceived as a small, lightweight sports car that shared design characteristics of the Porsche-designed Volkswagen Beetle that was developed prior to World War II. Believed to have taken its name from being the three hundred and fifty-sixth Porsche design, the 356 was the first automobile to bear the Porsche name. Production began in 1948 with the first cars being built with aluminum bodies constructed in Austria and production eventually switched to Germany after Porsche contracted Reutter Coachworks to build the 356 bodies. In 1951, the 356 took a class win at LeMans, and thanks to the efforts of U.S. Importer Max Hoffman the Porsche brand had won over motoring enthusiasts from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Of all the 356 variants one of the most coveted is the Reutter bodied Cabriolet. While available during the entire 356 production, most are quick to point out that the Reutter lines compliment the first generation 356A the best. The low sitting headlamps and bumpers give a particular sporty appearance, especially with the Cabriolet top in the lowered position. These stunning design elements ensure the collectability and the desirability of the Reutter 356A Cabriolet for years to come.
The 1959 Porsche 356A Cabriolet by Reutter featured here is finished in stunning Ruby Red with a gorgeous Beige interior. This magnificent 356A Convertible is among one of the finest examples we have seen in years. A comprehensive, Concours level restoration was just completed and this 356A Cabriolet is now ready for the show circuit. Accompanying this investment-grade 356A is its owner’s manual, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, copy of the factory Kardex, tool roll, and more. We are pleased to offer this incredible motorcar to the most demanding collector, investor, or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the rarity of this great German marque. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014, and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.