1962 Porsche 356

T6 KARMANN COUPE // NUT AND BOLT BODY RESTORATION

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Mileage 
    89 861 mi / 144 618 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    75 BHP / 77 PS / 56 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

FOR SALE; T6 Karmann Coupe // Nut and Bolt body restoration

EQUIPMENT
Period Radio, Clock, Heater, Windscreen wipers, Interior mirror.

EXTERIOR
Finished in a stunning and suitably period Ivory, this 356B is in superb cosmetic order having recently emerged from a comprehensive 3 year restoration. A great deal of love and care has been invested with a total strip down with new panels fitted, subsequent alignment and bare metal re-spray. As such, the car is as pretty in the flesh as the studio photography suggests with superb panel fit and finish and dazzling chrome finishers.

INTERIOR
The cabin environment is an exercise in period detail with many new and restored parts complimenting a fantastic build spec all carried out by well know coach trimmers O’Rourke. With new carpet, mats, front and rear seat covers rounding up a focused interior space. A new headlining, dash top further confirm the commitment to total as new specification.

Instrumentation and switch gear is clean, crisp and fully operational.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Porsche designers decided to build the 356’s air cooled pushrod OHV flat-four around the engine case they had originally designed for the Volkswagen Beetle. They added new cylinder heads, camshaft, crankshaft, intake and exhaust manifolds and used dual carburetors to more than double the VW’s horsepower. While the first prototype 356 had a mid-engine layout, all subsequent 356 engines were rear-mounted.

With a flat 4 engine, the car is capable reaching a top speed of 120mph quite a feat for a car of this period. Giving a truly lovely growl through its rear bumper exhaust.

This cars engine is original and remains in fine fettle after being inspected in house, and has benefited from a full and comprehensive service and is ready to use.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The car presents with perfect pressed steel wheels with gleaming chrome hub caps topped off with the Porsche emblem, wrapped in new period Pirelli Cinturato rubber.

HISTORY FILE
Originally a Californian car it was imported into the UK in 2014 as a running and usable dry state example. On arrival some light restoration was started which subsequently turned into a comprehensive renovation, body restoration and full re-trim by renowned trimmer O’Rouke. 4 years would pass before the car was complete and it being registered on the road in the UK in 2018.

With a copy of the Californian registration certificate and a huge file documenting the renovation this very pretty and 356 sits in excellent condition, drives like new, and is ready for the next owner to enjoy.

Please visit our website for a full write up and additional photographs.

The car is supplied having had an extensive intake inspection. Warranty, Finance, Part Exchange and Worldwide shipping are all available on request.

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