1962 Porsche 356B Twin Grill Super 90 D'leteren bodied Roadster

Price: US $165,000.00 Item location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 356B
  • SubModel: Super 90
  • Type: 2DR
  • Trim: Super 90
  • Year: 1962
  • Mileage: 50,852
  • VIN: 89748
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 1600cc
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: Roadster
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: --
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Description:

1962 Porsche 356B Super 90

1962 Porsche 356B Twin Grill Super 90 D'leteren bodied Roadster
Original factory color Oslo Blue
D'leteren was a coach builder based in Brussels began producing cars for Porsche in 1961
Twin grills, squared hood and outside filler cap Improved ZF gearboxes
249 examples of the Twin Grille Roadsters were built, only 37 were Super 90s
Barn find
1,600cc/90 HP engine
4-speed manual transmission
Solid complete car ideal example for complete restoration.
In the days before automobiles, D'Ieteren was a famous coach builder in Brussels, Belgium. In 1961, the company teamed up with Porsche to begin producing coachwork for 356 roadsters. The T6 version of the 356 was identified by its twin grilles, squared hood and outside filler cap, improved ZF gearboxes with special gearing just for the roadster and shift linkages for the 4-speed manual transmission, improved brakes and stronger connecting rods. 
With just 249 examples of the twin-grille roadsters, Chassis No. 89748 is a precious rare car, but other elements make it even more desirable. This fabulous machine was ordered from the factory with the Super 90 engine, making it one of only 37 twin-grille cars fitted with the 1,600cc/90 HP powerplant. It was purchased by Porsche Club of America member Robert Lewis in 1975, in Yakima, Washington, for $4,000 with 50,000 actual miles on the odometer. During his ownership, Lewis liked to tinker with his cars, especially this one; he painted the car red in his garage, as he liked it better than the believed-original factory Oslo Blue. He drove it sparingly over the years, accumulating only a few hundred miles before his health began failing. The car sat in his storage, along with his other forgotten cars, until they were discovered in early 2017 after Lewis passed away. Other than a thorough cleaning, the car presents as found in the Lewis garage.
The car has a Washington-state title with mileage authentication from its purchase in 1975. Lewis was meticulous about his automobiles, and this 356B Super 90 Roadster might very well be the jewel of his collection.