1962 Porsche 356

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    119211
  • Engine number 
    701531
  • Lot number 
    423
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Supplied new to Sweden through Scania-Vabis Porsche in right-hand driveFinished in Signal Red with a red leatherette interior, optioned with a chrome horn ring!Never restored, retaining its original body panels and its original engine andtransmissionA two-owner car in Sweden until 2014 then imported to the UK and registered with DVLASuperb history file containing original service booklets, original Porsche folder and original Reutter key fobThe 356 is acknowledged as Porsche's first venture into production and was a lightweight and nimblerear-engined, rear-wheel-drive, two-door sporting car available in hardtop coup 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 1950's 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.We are very proud to offer this special original right-hand drive Porsche 356B T6 1600 Super which was delivered through Scania-Vabis Porsche in Sweden and sold to its first owner, a Mr Walter Edestrand, inFebruary 1962. At that time, and until September 1967, Sweden drove on the left-hand side of the road, and consequently, cars were right-hand drive. Finished in Signal Red with a red leatherette interior, the car was a late 356B designation T6 with coachwork by Reutter of Stuttgart.After three years, in April 1965, when the car had covered 50,095 km, it was purchased by a Mr Lars Linderholm who was to cherish this 356B for the next 49 years and cover a further 30,000 km. Its a testament to the first two owners in Sweden that the car remains in the original unrestored condition it does to this day, retaining its original body panels and confirmed by the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, its original engine and transmission. The history file contains the original service booklets in the original Porsche folder and even the original Reutter key fob remains with the car. It is understood that the car was only used between April and October and stored in a heated underground garage during winter months, helping preserve it and the lovelypatina evident today.The bodywork, panel gaps and panel fit are beautiful, the door closes with the lightest of touches, and the paintwork, interior and dashboard retain a gentle patina, lightly used and well cared for, an old family friend.In 2014, the car was imported to the UK and registered with the DVLA being allocated registration 832 UYH and sold to a collector. Recent maintenance work by a marque specialist includes a new clutch, gearbox seals and a top-end engine rebuild. The car is now showing 90,440km on the odometer which we believe to be correct given its history and condition.Rarely do cars of this calibre in such beautiful unrestored condition come to market and, being an original right-hand drive 356B 1600 Super, this is an exquisite opportunity to own an exceptional car.