Guide price: £90000 - £110000.
- Extensive body refurbishment and full respray along with new upholstery
- Now fitted with a more powerful 1600 Super engine
- Supplied with a NOVA reference number, Porsche COA and California Title.
- Even featured in a music video!
The 356 is acknowledged as Porsche's first venture into production and was a lightweight and nimble rear engined, rear-wheel-drive, two-door sporting car available in hardtop coupé and open configurations. Engineering and design innovations continued during the years of manufacture, contributing to its motorsports success and its popularity as a road car.The model was created by Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche (son of Dr Ing. Ferdinand Porsche, founder of the company), based on an original design by Porsche employee Erwin Komenda, and initially its mechanicals (including engine, suspension, and chassis) were derived from the basic Volkswagen Beetle, a product of his Father's fertile imagination.Porsche continued to develop and refine the 356 with a focus on performance, and by the late 1950s fewer parts were shared with its pedestrian cousin, and increasing success in competition and its availability worldwide resulted in the distinctive little car, in all its iterations, finding over 76,000 homes between 1948 and 1966. Today, the Porsche 356 is a highly regarded collector's car.The Porsche 356B T6 Reutter Cabriolet on offer is a 1962 model and is left-hand drive. The car is finished in its original colour combination of Ruby Red over a black leatherette interior as confirmed by the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity that is included in the file. The body has undergone significant refurbishment, taking it back to bare metal and replacing panels and eradicating rust where necessary. All joints were protected with sealant and polyester primer applied as was a protective coating of Raptor 'Bediner' to the underbody to maximise protection from the elements. Originality was important so as many parts as possible were media blasted, powder coated and reused. Before the car was re-assembled, a new ‘Wocheslander' wiring harness was installed and the interior reupholstered in black. Originally fitted with a standard 1600cc engine, this car has since been upgraded to the slightly more powerful 1600 Super 616/12 engine, hence it is ‘non-matching numbers', but performance is significantly improved. Now looking absolutely stunning, this little Porsche is supplied with a State of California Certificate of Title, and a NOVA reference number to enable UK buyers to proceed with registering it with the DVLA. So charming is this 356B cabriolet that it even caught the eye of a production company who featured it in a music video!