1961 Porsche 356

"B" Roadster. Matching Numbers. 1 of only 473 Ultra Rare D' Ieteren T5 Roadsters Produced

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1961
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Green
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1961 Porsche 356B Roadster
Chassis no. 89125 Engine no. 88426
Correct Matching Numbers
1 of only 473 Ultra Rare D' Ieteren T5 Roadsters Produced

Among Porsche 356 aficionados, one of the most desirable models is the early 1960s "B" Roadster crafted by the Belgian coachbuilding firm of D'Ieteren Freres.
Very few examples of these beautiful little open-tops were produced, just 473 on the T5 chassis. Originally the 356 Roadsters were produced by the coachbuilders, Draux.
Presented here by Sports Classics London is a superb correct matching numbers example built by D'Ieteren to T5 specification "Single-Grille" Roadster from 1961.
As noted on the factory Kardex, the car was supplied new via Hoffman Motor Corp of New York on the 9th June 1961 to A. Gavlak of Santa Monica, California. Previous long-term keeper J Barrington, a well known classic Porsche enthusiast, spent a considerable amount of money on restoration works and engine rebuild, which explains why the car presents in such sensational condition.

Also accompanying the car are:

• Original Handbook
• Tools & Jack
• Various maintenance invoices dating back to 1970
• Factory Issued Certificate of Authenticity

Other factory / period options fitted:

• Reclining Seats
• Fitted Luggage (Front & Rear)
• 8 Day VDO Clock
• Blaupunkt AM Radio
• Rear Luggage Rack and Leather Straps

This stunning and rare 356B Roadster by D' Ieteren is available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms.