1961 Porsche 3561961 PORSCHE 356 BT5 1600 ROADSTER DRAUZ
Year of manufacture1961
1961 PORSCHE 356 BT5 1600 ROADSTER DRAUZ
Châssis n° 88376
Engine n° P 603614
• Superb restoration project
• Delivered new in France
• Original engine and gearbox
• In the same family since 1983
This roadster has been offered to the current owner by his father for his 19th birthday. Delivered new in France by Sonauto on 25 August 1960, it was first registered on 13 June 1961 and has not left the department of Rhône since. The car kept the same owner between 1966 and 1983, during which time it was taken off the road and put away for a number of years, following a minor impact at the front. The current owner, a young automobile enthusiast at the time, took on the full restoration of his car over a ten-year period, carrying out most of the work himself and calling on professionals when necessary. Once the restoration was complete, the car was the subject of a feature in the Porsche magazine Flat 6 in 1993. Having sat without been driven in recent years, its restoration now being old, our 356 will require a new restoration, in particular the bodywork, on which the materials used in period altered. The engine has been started up and the brakes were repaired recently. The upholstery, carpets, hood, hood cover and tonneau cover were renewed by a specialist, remain in good condition and could possibly be preserved. Our roadster still has its original engine and gearbox, as confirmed by the Porsche certificate. The car was originally liveried in grey reference 6007 with red leatherette interior, and it retains this combination today. Rare and highly sought-after, our example offers a nice restoration project with the chance to own a full matching numbers car that has been kept by the same hands for nearly 40 years.
The auction of this lot will take place on Friday 18 March 2022.