The Porsche 356 was the company’s first production automobile. It was a lightweight and nimble-handling rear-engine rear-wheel-drive 2-door sports car available in hardtop coupe and open configurations. Design innovations continued during the years of manufacture, contributing to its motorsports success and popularity. Production started in 1948 at Gmund, Austria. In 1950 the factory relocated to Zuffenhausen, Germany, and general production of the 356 continued until April 1965, well after the replacement model 911 made its autumn 1963 debut. It is estimated approximately half of the total production of 76,000 356s still survive.
This example is an early [up to July] 1963 356 B T-6 Cabriolet. The vehicle has a non-matching motor, motor is from 1962 1600 S [75hp]. The engine was rebuilt to a higher spec and now boasts 1720 cc and Dellorto carburetors instead of original Solex carburetors. A conversion from the 6 volt electrical system to 12volt was done at the time of the engine rebuild. The brake system was also upgraded from standard 1963 drum brakes to the disc brake system that became standard in 1964 [much more reliable and serviceable]. A complete professional restoration was done and documented between 1987-89. Finished in a gorgeous Silver 936 (circa 1980) and Black Leather Interior, this suitable four seater is just perfect.
This is an honest car with period correct Radio and Nardy Wood steering wheel and with a full superb detail this time capsule shows and drives very well. From what we know this is a Vancouver car since new.
This 356 comes complete with a set of service history thanks to the previous owner who kept meticulous records
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