1965 Porsche 356

C. Rijkspolitie 1 of 6 remaining

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    5/1965
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    161907
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior brand colour 
    6420 Weiss
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    White
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    90 PS / 67 kW / 89 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1 of 6 left in the world

ready for any concours

made to order by Porsche for the Dutch highway police.

t's the late 1950s, happiness is still common and the number of cars has skyrocketed. Unfortunately, the latter has also led to a significant increase in the number of road casualties. According to the government, measures are urgently needed. More traffic expert officers and a more efficient working method are needed to improve supervision. Well, more efficient methods, they have been around for quite some time. Police chief Lieutenant Kees Vogel in Stuttgart may order one Porsche for a test. In November 1960, together with a colleague at Porsche in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, he took delivery of the first Porsche 356 B Cabriolet for the national police for 17,600 guilders. In retrospect, however, that was undoubtedly a good investment. When the Minister of Justice gives the green light at the end of 1962 and the Special Traffic Tasks Section becomes official, Vogel immediately orders twelve extra convertibles for his best friends. These are the early years of a service that is later renamed Surveillance Auto Motorways (SAS), also known as the Porsche Group.

The SAS is introducing a completely new method for the supervision of the motorways. The motto is to attract attention and educate the speeding honest citizens crooks. Both the Porsche's and the occupants with their white outfits and "half helmets" attract attention. But there is another reason why the Traffic Police choose Porsche: the cars radiate power, solidity and reliability. These properties come in handy in "overtaking surveillance", a way of working that was already used in the West German North Rhine-Westphalia. By driving about 20 kilometers faster than the rest of the traffic, the police seem to be everywhere. So a lot of red and white on the street. The open Porsche's are also ideal because you can stand upright in them. For example, the mustaches can admonish other road users in traffic jams, or give well-meant advice. They can literally smell danger from the moving car.

Among the happy flat caps that Porsche are allowed to drive, an open hood is a "sacred must" in all weather conditions. If you are caught with the roof up or the Raybans off , you will be reprimanded by your commander.

This particular example was fully restored by the well know experts at Porsche Classic Centre Gelderland. It has been driven very sparsely ever since and remains in concours condition. The car drives really well and would be a good addition to any serious Porsche collector. Some of the most famous and largest Porsche collections have a 356 Rijkswacht in the collection. With there being only 6 left in the world this rare opportunity to enter the world of serious Porsche collectors.

The restoration is fully documented and very large file is present with the car.