1962 Porsche 356 B Coupe
What you see is what you get...Not the Corvette in the background though.
It rolls, it steers. It's a Real Porsche 356 B
It's a Porsche 356 Coupe • Needs Work...a lot of it • Aesthetically...it's still a Porsche
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Please calland we can discuss your serious and intelligent offer.
Be confident your intent to buy will be met by me, the owner, courteously.
Before you send me an email asking me for my "best price, bottom-line or asking price" let me just make a suggestion based on 36 years of buying and selling experiences. Deals are made through conversations, not texting, not emailing or conversations without even knowing who or what you are talking to, they happen throughpersonal contact. I want my my clients to know who they are trying to make a deal with. I want to know their real intent to buy also. This equation does not exist with "What's your best price?" and no personal contact. I have gone to great lengths to find this incredible vehicle, make sure it's the best it can be for you and present it in a way that no other seller does online. I do that so we can talk, make a clear deal, fair for both sides and watch a happy buyer enjoy their new ride. If you just don't have the gumption to make contact and you just want an idea of price, look at what the market values posted above say, they are fairly accurate on AVERAGE vehicles across the US. If you think this vehicle is average, above or below, bid accordingly or. . . pick up the phone and have a pleasant conversation with a real enthusiast that can make your deal on the spot. Keeping it real.
Let's make a deal...Call me
1962 Porsche 356 B Coupe
Engine: It's a VW Engine
Transmission: Manual 4 Speed
Interior: Black Cloth
Title: In Hand
Over 129 high resolution pictures below. So don't claim you didn't see it.
The History of this Porsche
A very good friend of mine has owned this 1962 Porsche 356 B 1600 since August of 2001. Big dreams of making it a cool car became just that...dreams of making it a cool car. Three years ago he came to me and asked if I would restore it for him since we have been restoring vintage Mustangs and Corvettes for years now. I took one look at the car and knew it was beyond my expertise. These cars are worth big money nowadays and Mustangs and Corvettes are really easy and reasonable to restore to perfection. The closest I have ever got to a Porsche restoration was with a couple old Beetles and we all know those are not Porsches. So He continued to ask me to restore the car and I continued to say no. Finally he came to me and asked me what he should do. He just wants to drive around a cool Porsche replica. I suggested that was the best idea yet. Sell this and you'd be able to buy a really nice replica for about the same money as you'll get for this car. So here it is... a consignment from my friend. He's never put a thing on eBay and that's what we do. I won't go into a lot of detail by deetail, blow by blow as to the condition of this car, so look good and hard at the pictures. I took them of every inch and I know there are a lot worse basket cases online and I have followed what they are selling for now for at least two years. Seriously blows my mind what the market has gone to with these great little cars. This car truly needs a complete restoration. Lots of metal work but there is a lot to work with too. You will see top to bottom in in quite a few cases, from the top through to the bottom and from the bottom through to the top...in other words rust holes...I'm not hiding them and you will see them all. I have no idea about the motor other than the owner would prefer to keep it so if you don't want it with the car or it doesn't hit the reserve and you want to negotiate it out of the deal, let's do that. It appearently was a running rebuilt motor, I think a 1600cc. Aside from that, what you see is what you get and you'll need to tow it away. I have sources for shipping and can help in that process without a problem.
More about the condition?
What else am I supposed to say...look at it. Seriously
The roof was cut off way back in the day when making them a convertible was cool. Thank goodness, they kept the roof. It comes with the car. Just don't plan on having the car shipped open as there is no way to keep it attached to the car unless you duct taped the whole car together. When you look at the body from top to bottom and everywhere in between, there is rust holes but the car is still solid and has been in an indoor storage for decades in the dry Nevada desert. The rust stopped years ago. You'll see the holes, I am not hiding them at all.
A note from the owner.
I am a “used car dealer” but before that, I’m an automobile enthusiast. I love original rare and high quality modified vintage cars and over the past decade I’ve been in business, have come to appreciate an expanding selection of high-demand, high value vehicles. I specialize in and am always on the lookout for cars and trucks that were cherished by their previous owners. I have an experienced eye for quality but I’ve discovered that my preferred buyer can instantly discern such a vehicle and I have therefore, built my business and reputation around finding these kinds of cars for this type of customer. Super low miles and/or gentle ownership are strict requirements but a car must do something for me on a personal level if there is any hope of convincing you, the bidder, that this is an above average, exceptional vehicle. If nothing about the car excites me, it probably won’t do much for you either and I would soon be out of business.
With just four employees and no sales people, I realize how unusual a “dealership” like mine may at first glance appear. It has taken great care and effort to create such an organization and often, an unusually high investment in a particular car we are about to list. To sell the best it is critical to have a trusted expert in my corner and Chris, owner of A-Best Auto Repair in Henderson, Nevada has my back. He and his crew can fix anything; from a low budget beater to the absolute most expensive exotic you can name, no job is too big and no small detail unimportant. They do an exhaustive 130 point inspection on each and every vehicle and nothing escapes their methodical investigation. Experience has shown that everything I spend making a car truly “right” will come back to me not only with a higher selling price, but a happy customer that says good things about me. Moreover; it allows my writer to describe the car with ease and confidence, something that simply is not possible unless he thinks it is true. If major issues are found or the cost of fixing the car the way it should be makes it too expensive to sell, my choice is an easy one. I simply absorb a few hundred dollars loss for my trouble and sell it at auction.
After the vehicle is fully sorted it arrives at our facility where it encounters the suspicious eye of Tom, my writer that creates the presentations you see on eBay. He believes absolutely nothing I or anyone else tells him about the car as he combs over every inch, researches its history and documents originality and authenticity. Historical significance, rarity, special features, possible modifications and much more are used to accurately describe the vehicle with integrity and honesty. Most important for the potential buyer are the 100 to 150 high resolution pictures that I take myself. The pricey equipment I use would be right at home in the hands of the very best professional photographers and I’ve developed a logical format that walks you around the entire vehicle with close-up shots of every square inch. I provide detailed views of the interior, under the hood and then put it on a lift to show the undercarriage and confirm that the beauty of the car you are considering is not merely skin deep. Even our detailers are enthusiastic about the cars they so meticulously clean. This reconditioning can sometimes take several days and I’ve converted a paint booth, especially prepared for the professional clay bar and polishing each car lovingly receives.
Usually, I’ll also include a high definition video that shows the car doing its thing. If it’s a fast car, we film it going fast. If it’s a 4x4 you’ll see it crawling up a hill. In every case you will hear things like a rumbling exhaust, working sound system and watch the temperature fall on a digital, laser thermometer pointed at an air conditioning vent. How many “dealers” will video a Lotus Esprit doing a buck-eighty? We do.
No “dealer,” on-line or in the real world, takes it to this level. No other seller or organization provides you, the buyer, with so much information. I do this because it is the only way I can convince a person; often a world away, unable to touch or feel their purchase, that my vehicle is for real and what I say is the truth. All the above is necessary for me to stay in business while keeping integrity intact. I want every buyer to be happy and I need glowing feedback on eBay. To accomplish that I need satisfied customers that are as thrilled with their purchase as I was when I bought it.
If you have any questions at all, please call me on my cell at: 702-353-7500. If your inquiry is sincere and your offer serious, you’ll find me the most accommodating business partner you’ve ever dealt with. If you call or e-mail asking for my reserve or “what is my bottom line” I will be looking for ways to politely end the conversation. Until you are ready to actually pull the trigger, I will happily quote you the absolute highest nationally advertised suggested retail price I can find – a number we both know will not buy the car so, don’t waste your time, or mine. I am after all, a “used car dealer.”
Serious buyers know the maximum they can offer. I then must simply decide if I can sell for that number.
If you hit the reserve, the decision is no longer mine. I must sell at that number.
OFFERS GET MY ATTENTION: 702-353-7500 or Doug@vivalasvegasautos.com
If you want to make a deal,
pick up the phone and talk a serious offer.
I don't respond to emails asking for"bottom line, sale price, reserve, or Buy-it-Now" figures on top line cars.
THE ONLY WAY YOU GET THOSE FIGURES IS TO CALL ME!
The book values posted below are relevant to "real" selling figures.
NADA & KBB wouldn't be in business if their values were not real but their figures are averaged for the entire nation. If this car is less than or better than this average, bid or offer accordingly.
Please ask about our service programs and pricing.
Cars sold without warranties are sold As-Is.
Waiver's of Warranty will be signed if declined.
All automobiles have breakdowns; some minor, some serious. I know, because I fix them without the advantage of a warranty. You don't have to. Seriously consider a safety net for the unknown.
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This vehicle is safely stored in our beautiful climate controlled showroom in Boulder City, Nevada. We are just 25 minutes from Las Vegas International Airport (McCarran) and welcome the opportunity to meet the winning bidder there and drive them to our facility for vehicle delivery. We have years of experience with vehicle shipping, nationwide and across the globe. We stand ready to help with whatever arrangements are necessary at the buyers request and expense. This vehicle will not be delivered or released for shipment until complete payment is received and all funds have cleared.
Third party, pre-purchase vehicle inspections are welcomeBEFOREthe auction ends. We are happy to answer questions about this vehicle and resolve any concerns you may haveBEFOREYOUBIDandBEFORETHEAUCTIONENDS. . .THEREARENOEXCEPTIONS. If you are in the Las Vegas area, we invite you to stop by for a demonstration.
A$1000non-refundable partial payment must be received 24 hours from the end of this auction . NO Exceptions! We prefer bank to bank wire transfers for all funds including deposits but we may accept credit cards or PayPal if necessary.
Full payment must be received within four (4) business days of the end of auction. Cashiers-check, direct deposit or cash in person are acceptable butBANK to BANK WIRE TRANSFER IS PREFERREDfor US winners and required for all winning bidders outside the United States. Loan checks can be accepted only after prior approval from the owner, Doug Williams. M/Os willNEVERbe accepted.CHECKS in ANY FORM MUST BE CLEARED as CASHABLE FUNDS before delivery of any item.
Free and clear title is in seller's possession and will be transferred upon payment in full.
Important: Winning bidders for automobile transactions are not obligated to purchase nor is the seller obligated to sell to any winning bidder according to eBay's policies, see (pages.ebay.com/help/policies/non-binding-bid.html). Bidders that win an auction and then do not pay, spoil the integrity of the eBay experience and cause sellers to incur additional costs and losses due to the non-paying bidders negligence and disregard for honest dealings. If you win this auction and we collect your non-refundable deposit via credit card, Paypal or any other means, you agree to waive your right to claim your deposit back with any arbitration to your bank, credit card issuer or PayPal.
If you do not intend to complete this purchase,DO NOT BID.
If your User ID contact information is not up to date on eBay,DO NOT BIDuntil your correct it. We cancel bids when we find contact information invalid.
If you bid just to see what a reserve is then cancel your bid, we will immediately cancel your ability bid on any of our auctions in the future.
We want to have a very positive experience on eBay, just like you do. Don't use eBay as your playground to bid without responsibility or commitment. eBay's auction system promotes irresponsible bidders because there is no accountability whatsoever as there is for sellers. Most bidders never have any real intention to complete any transaction but we do as responsible sellers, so don't play irresponsibly online, we don't.
We will happily do whatever is required to assista legitimate bidder that intends to purchase the vehiclewith their transaction.
This vehicle soldAS-IS,with no warranty. This is not a new vehicle, it is used. A used vehicle will have normal wear and tear congruent to its age and/or mileage. This vehicle may have dings, scratches or other indications of use because it has been used. Terms such as "perfection," "flawless" or "mint" may not be subjective but all other descriptions are.
When you bid, you understand and agree to these terms.
Please call Doug @ 702-353-7500 withANYquestions.Email:Doug@VivaLasVegasAutos.com
Sales tax, Smog and title fees may be applicable to Nevada residents.
A Document Fee of $250.00 will be added to the closing auction price.
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We reserve the right to cancel bids if necessary to protect our clients.
Research for this ad was done with all due diligence toward an accurate presentation of the facts. All information herein represents our sincere effort to be correct. If we have made any obvious errors or provided information later found to be inaccurate, it is still your responsibility to inspect the pictures for verification. Descriptive words like "perfect" or "flawless" are subjective opinions because nothing is perfect; flaws are inevitable. If you question what you see, feel free to inspect our vehicles in person or by a professional inspection servicestrictlyprior to the close of this auction. Post auction inspections are unacceptable and we reserve the right to sell to the follow up bidder immediately.
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