1962 Porsche 356


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1962 Porsche 356B

Designer: Ferry Porsche

Chassis Number: 120309
Engine: 1600 cc 4-Cylinder
Dual Weber Carburetors
4-Speed Transmission

*Numbers Matching Example
*Restorable Condition
*Vintage Charm

The Model: Imported from Germany from 1948 to 1965, the 356 was Porsche’s first production car. When “Ferry” Porsche went to the drawing board he had one principal in mind, he said “if you have enough power in a small car it is nicer to drive than an over powered large car”. Ferry delivered with the 356, producing a small car with adequate power, that would soon develop a reputation for being a racing machine. The people in Stuttgart wisely offered the 356 in three configurations, the coupe and two convertible models that varied in name.

The Car: If this 356 coupe was one of your friends, it would be the one that is cool without trying, the one that gets away with wearing jeans to a black events. The red paint lacks luster. In fact, fading is probably its only consistent quality, and yet the look is undeniably cool. The original seats, now under cover, show the usual wear from 60 plus years of use. The too-cool-for-restoration look continues throughout the interior space, completing an overall stand out look. Out back rests a fully rebuilt and restored, numbers-matching engine that brings the whole thing together. The reliability and drivability of this Porsche make it perfect for Sunday drives with the dog riding shotgun or outings to the local cars and coffee. With 356 Porsches reaching the must-have status, why not make yours stand out from the crowd, and enjoy the ride along the way.