1960 Porsche 356

356B Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Mileage 
    81 587 km / 50 696 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    88121
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Ruby Red
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Performance 
    74 BHP / 76 PS / 56 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Introduced in 1948, the 356 was Porsche’s first production car. Inspired by his father’s design for the VW Beetle, “Ferry” Porsche developed his concept for a small car with more power with an all-new chassis and body, and an evolution of the 4-cylinder, air-cooled, rear-engined, rear-wheel drive layout.

The car was a great success with its lightweight and nimble performance, leading Porsche to continue to produce variants of the 356 up until 1965. Alternatives to the original coupe included open top models such as the Speedster, Convertible D and Roadster.

Our 356B Roadster is a remarkable ‘survivor’ car, remaining all original and largely untouched from when it was new in 1960. As such, it could be said to be amongst the most original examples in the world today. This is a unique opportunity to own a truly, reference quality car.