1962 356B 1600 CABRIOLET-APPEARS TO BE ITS MATCHING # ENGINE-VERY FINE CONDITION
Price: US $129,500.00 Item location: Santa Monica, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Porsche
- Model: 356
- SubModel: B 1600 APPEARS TO BE MATCHING #'S T6 CABRIOLET!
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Black
- Year: 1962
- Mileage: 67,100
- VIN: 156384
- Color: Signal Red
- Engine size: 1600 4 cylinder
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 2WD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1962 Porsche 356 B 1600 APPEARS TO BE MATCHING #'S T6 CABRIOLET!Please note that experience shows us that the photobucket of over 100 large pixel pictures posted here are in most cases best viewed and downloaded using the very latest and most updated version of the 'Firefox' browser as some other browsers and especially older browser versions are not capable of accommodating the size of the download. Over the years our clients have overwhelmingly been appreciative of our many unaltered large pixel photos posted in our ads and our feedback has been that it is very rare that a dealer will post all but the most flattering of professionally finished photographs. We prefer to post the many photos taken of the car, in sometimes unflattering but natural sunlight, in order for our prospective buyers to be able to see true and reliable images of the car advertised and that is the reason for some seemingly duplicated shots. We trust you will agree.
West Coast Classics are proud to present a stunning and exceptional example of this 1962 Porsche 356B 'Twin Grille' 1600 T6 Cabriolet by Reutter (built in 1962)in its original 'Signal Red' (Color Code 6211) color paint with a beautiful 'Black' interior and boasting what appears to be its original matching #'s 1600 engine #P608028 matched to a 4 speed manual transmission!
The car will be sold with its 'Porsche Certificate of Authenticity' showing an original build date of 2/19/1962. The car boasts its original 'Blaupunkt' AM radio, steering wheel, original clock and came with its factory optional Ventilated Chrome Wheels. This particular model must be seen to be and driven to be fully appreciated - the car drives and looks great - the engine is extremely strong and responsive with no noticeable oil leaks, the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the temperature always remains cool.
In September of 1959 Porsche revealed their fully updated 356 known as the 356B. This had a completely revised body that was more suitable for the American market. The 356B used the new T5 bodystyle which raised the front and rear bumpers nearly four inches. Furthermore the headlights were also repositioned higher to meet American regulations. Inside Porsche fitted a new deep dish steering wheel and deeper front seats. The Porsche 356 was the car which put the marque on the map and is most certainly the companies most iconic. Between 1948 and 1965, more than 76,000 were built, as coupes, open roadster speedsters and cabriolets. While the basic design and shape of the 356 changed very little over its lifetime, there were several generations of cars. The first, characterized by split (or bent) windshields, were built through 1954. From 1955 to 1959, a revised model designated the 356A was built with a curved windshield and modified suspension. It was succeeded during 1959 by the 356B or T5 model, which although to the casual observer appeared to change very little from its predecessor, had in fact received minor alterations to almost every aspect of the model, including most obviously a new nose contour that raised the headlights upwards and vertically with new front wings to accommodate and new bigger and stronger bumpers. In August of 1961 Porsche revealed the updated T6 body with larger windows for the Coupe and twin engine grills on the rear deck. These had a much revised front trunk with a different gas tank that was accessed under a filler lid on the fender instead of the middle of the trunk. In 1963, the 356C marked the third and final update to the 356 saga.
There were three 1,600 cc engines, designated 1600, 1600 Super and the Super 90 and the legendary four-cam 2-liter 115 HP Carrera 2. The 1600's ranged from 60 to 90 BHP with the Super 90, the most potent of the pushrod engines, having a counterweighted crankshaft, sodium-filled valves and Solex P40-II carburetors. Today this engine is particularly sought after by enthusiasts.
Although Porsche sourced bodies from a number of suppliers, by far the most came from Reutter. 'Karosseriefabrik Reutter & Co.' of Stuttgart, Germany had a long association with Porsche. Founded as a coach-building firm in 1906, Reutter pioneered lightweight construction, using Weymann fabric patents and early use of aluminum. Reutter furnished prototypes to Ferdinand Porsche in 1932, during the early days of the Volkswagen project, then bodied Mercedes and BMW cars during the 1930s. The association with Porsche was rekindled in 1950, when the nascent Porsche company returned from Austria to Stuttgart. Porsche's old facilities were occupied by the US Army, so Reutter leased some plants to Porsche for car production and started producing bodies for a number of 356 models. These included coupes, cabriolets and speedsters. While Karmann also built coupes in the 1960s, most of the open cars were by Reutter.
This Reutter-bodied 356B Cabriolet is a very fine example of this desirable late model T6 B Cabriolet. The car has been owned since the mid 1980's by the same southern California owner who has always garaged the car and who had the car professionally and at great expense beautifully repainted approximately 4 years ago in its original factory 'Signal Red' color. The interior was also been professionally reupholstered and the car has a brand new soft top professionally installed with a matching tonneau cover and carrying case. Please note that the car also has its original spare wheel and boasts its original owners manual and dealer selling brochure (not replicas!).
You will look long and hard to find a nicer looking or driving example of this 1962 Porsche 356B Reutter bodied Cabriolet available anywhere else.
For further information contact West Coast Classics through EBay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours.
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