1960 Porsche 356 Super 90 T5 Sunroof Coupe Project

Price: US $55,000.00 Item location: Ravena, New York, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 356
  • Trim: Super 90 Prototype Sunroof
  • Year: 1960
  • Mileage: 123,456
  • VIN: 111958
  • Engine size: 4zyl
  • Drive type: Manual
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1960 Porsche 356 Super 90 Prototype Sunroof

1960 Porsche 356 Super 90 T5 Sunroof Coupe Project - VIN 111958, Engine #800810

  • Kardex copy included
  • Original Super 90 Engine #800810
  • Rare prototype Porsche Factory electric sunroof (on kardex)
  • Factory Luggage (on kardex)
  • Silver Metallic over Red interior w/ headrest (on kardex)
  • Brumos car (on kardex)

In order to really understand how special this car is you have to put yourself into the shoes of the original owner. It was early 1960 and he walked into the famed Brumos dealership and wanted the coolest 356 coupe money could buy. Since the Carrera 4-cam had been replaced by the Super 90 for 1960,if you walked into the dealership and wanted the most competitive motor, you got the Super 90. I quote from the Porsche bible Excellence Was Expected, "There remained a need, especially in the competitive American market, for a Porsche with more punch; and it was filled with the introduction of a completely new engine for the 356B, the Super 90." – Karl LudvigsenSo the owner of this car walked in and ordered a very special car, optioned with prototype electric sunroof, Super 90 motor, Factory Luggage, one headrest, and chrome wheels. The 356 was also ordered in Silver Metallic paint with a red interior, a stunning combination. The specialness of the car doesn't stop there. The sunroof the Factory installed in this car was a very rare one. For a very short period of time between late 1959 and early 1960 the Factory experimented with a new electric sunroof, which was very different than the ones that came after it. The sunroof motor was very large and installed in the back of the car by the engine and the switch was mounted flat on the dash. Most people have only read about this kind of Factory sunroof, few have ever seen one. Bottom line, this car was someone's special ordered baby, with no expense spared.The car today still retains much of what originally made it special. The rare sunroof is intact with the motor still bolted in the engine compartment (see pic). The original Super 90 motor number 800810 is still with the car. And as a bonus, one piece of the Factory Luggage is still with the car. All of these options can be verified on the scan of the Factory Kardex. The Super 90 Camber compensator is also still installed on the car.Restoration was started at some point with a new floor and new battery box installed. There has also been work done to the outer body, much of it with body filler, so the buyer might want to re-do some of the work if they plan to make this a concour queen. The car still needs plenty of rust repair but such a special car deserves the best when the full restoration is done, so break out the good welding wire. Ebay only allows 24 pictures so if you need more pictures let me know, I'm happy to take more.Like I said, to really appreciate the uniqueness of this car you have to picture the new owner driving away from Brumos in what was probably one of the more special cars they sold that year. In 1960 this car would have been as good as it gets since the 4-cam was effectively discontinued, only being used in cars like the Abarth or GT cars. The Super 90 was the motor the Factory wanted used from here on out, and this car was one such recipient. Just imagine this car restored in Silver Metallic over red interior with Factory Luggage, and with a Sunroof few have ever seen, this car will be a show stopper!All the parts that are included are pictured, so please look closely at the engine and interior pictures to get a good idea of what is included.
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