1960 356 B Cabriolet / Right-Hand Drive / Fully Restored / Extra Clean

Price: - Item location: West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 356
  • SubModel: B
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Cabriolet
  • Year: 1960
  • Mileage: 47,650
  • VIN: 152849
  • Color: Ruby Red
  • Engine size: 1600 Super
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Right-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1960 Porsche 356 Cabriolet

1960 Porsche 356 B Cabriolet VIN / Chassis Number: 152849 Extremely rare Right-Hand Drive, as built when new Full restoration just completed Engine and transmission matching Porsche Classic GmbH Certification Rust-free Super clean, not smoked in Starts, stops, runs, drives as it should

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Model year: 1960
Type: B
Style: Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Reutter

Beginning Chassis #: 152944

End Chassis Number: 154560


· Built December, 1959

· Originally sold by AFN Ltd., England

· 1977 English MoT certification claimed 47,000 miles

· Sold by Brian Classic Limited, now Brian Classic & Co, March 3, 1978 to Grand Junction, Michigan

· Titled by current owner/seller December, 1990

· Current owner/seller has restored two other concours-winning 356s

· Fully restored by the current owner/seller over several years

· Full restoration just completed

· 47,650 total miles believed accurate

· True mileage unknown


· Color Code 6002 Ruby Red, matches Porsche GmbH Certification

· Bodywork by current owner/seller and Paul Kennedy, Anchor Bay, Michigan, 1992

· Rotisserie restoration

· All metal with no plastic body filler

· New floors, longitudinals, center tunnel, fuel line, and battery box

· Door bottoms and lock pillars replaced

· Door bottoms rust-free

· New rocker panels and jack spurs

· All spot welds drilled out and duplicated

· Bodywork completed more than a decade ago

· Undercarriage painted with POR-15, then with Wurth schutz

· Paint by Paul Kennedy, Anchor Bay, Michigan, 2015

· PPG single-stage paint (not clearcoat)

· No collision evident in body or chassis

· A rust-free car with great gaps and proper-fitting trim in great condition

· Hood unbent

· Decklid stamped “849,” matching chassis number

· Final assembly by 356 specialist Neil Goldberg, Troy, MI, 2018

· Doors, hood and deck lid close easily with great gaps

· Royal Doulton windshield with no chips. scratches or delamination

· All other glass is original and in very good condition

· Windows open and close easily

· Bright trim 100% complete and in very good condition

· Correct front and rear bumper guards and trim strips

· All weatherstrips are new, soft and undamaged

Convertible Top:

  • Black canvas top cover from Autos International installed by 356 specialist HöF Designs, Dearborn Heights, MI 2018.

· Top frame fully restored and powder-coated in correct yellow color

· New wood frame components

· Latches have perfect chrome

· Rear window has no damage, new 2018

· Tonneau cover fits properly with Tenax fasteners and storage bag, new 2018

· Opens and closes easily

· No rattles or wind noise when driving


· Black full leather interior from Autos International installed by 356 specialist HöF Designs, Dearborn Heights, MI 2018. No vinyl.

· Black leather matches Porsche GmbH Certification

· Seat recliners rebuilt with new chrome and function properly

· Seats slide and latch easily

· 400mm wood-rimmed steering wheel

· Charcoal carpet is new 2018

· Correct new rubber mats from Stoddard’s show no wear

· Correct beige headliner with no damage, new 2018

· Correct sun visors, new from Stoddard’s

· Perfect interior mirror

· New ashtray from Stoddard’s

· Glove box fits well with new liner

Original Engine # P85481 matching Porsche GmbH Certification

Production year: 1959

Internal Name: 616/2

Common Name: 1600 Super

First Serial # in year: 84771

Last Serial # in year: 85550

· Case halves and third piece all matching, stamped “985”

· Fully rebuilt

· 1600cc cast iron cylinders

· Noise-free

· Turns over easily, starts promptly

· Rebuilt original starter

· Correct Zenith 32 NDIX carburetors

· Correct, rebuilt, Bosch generator and voltage regulator

· Correct muffler with no rust or leaks

· Correct Bosch VJR4 distributor with points and condenser

· Correct “normal” heaters (non-European)

· Carb preheaters fitted and working properly

· Complete, correct original exhaust is ceramic coated

· All engine tin refinished

· New body seals

· Steady 800 RPM idle

· Pulls smoothly and runs cool

Original Type 741 Transmission # 34096 matching Porsche GmbH Certification

Stamped “12 9,” December 1959 production

· Serviced by Vic Skirmants, 356 Enterprises, April 1993

· Only few miles since rebuild

· New clutch

· New clutch cable

· Shifts easily through all gears, up and down

· Linkage and clutch properly adjusted

· Properly filled with GL4 gear oil

Suspension, brakes, steering:

· New Koni shocks

· King and link pins rebuilt

· Rebuilt steering gear

· New steering damper

· New bearings in front torsion tubes

· New one-piece axle boots

· Brakes completely rebuilt with new wheel cylinders, shoes, and hardware replated

· New steel brake lines and rubber hoses

· DOT 5 silicone brake fluid

· Backing plates and other fittings refinished

· Parking brake correctly adjusted and fully working

· Nexen SB-802 radial tires 165/80R15, new 2015

· Repainted 4 ½ inch wide original KPZ/Porsche wheels

· Correct, new hubcaps with crests

· Identical spare wheel with never-used matching tire

· Drives as it should. Steering wheel is level when driving straight. Tracks straight. Brakes function as-new and with no pulling.

All the rest:

· 6-volt electrical system

· New YnZs wiring harness

· New conventional battery

· Instruments rebuilt by Palo Alto Speedometer

· All gauges function properly

· New fuel sending unit

· Speedometer is accurate compared with GPS

· Both odometers operate properly

· New speedometer cable

· New tachometer cable

· Instrument lights and dimmer all work

· Dash light functions correctly by its switch and door switches

· New headlight and taillight assemblies

· New reflectors from Stoddard’s

· Lights, horn, wipers and all operate

· Correct right-side-parking wiper motor and arms

· Front indicator lights, tail lights, brake lights turn signals all operate properly

· Optional shift lock

· All windshield washer components intact- washer fluid not filled

· Heater works properly

· Always garaged by current owner

Also included:

· Clear Michigan title

· Porsche GmbH Certification letter

· Complete tool kit

· Restored Bilstein jack

· Reproduction Drivers Manual

· Some receipts

· Two ignition keys

“The large print giveth and the small print taketh away”- Tom Waits:

Please remember, this is a used car, which, as nice as it may be, is not prefect. I strive to deliver accurate descriptions, but it is possible to miss small deficiencies and will not be held liable for these minor misnomers. This vehicle is sold AS IS/WHERE IS and comes with no warranties, expressed or implied, whatsoever.

Known issues:

· Painted three years ago, so there are very few imperfections from final assembly and use

· Very few miles since restoration completed. Car has been driven carefully and all known concerns addressed. Will benefit from thorough driving and fettling

· Left front bumper guard has a light scratch on the outside surface, see photo

· Front bumper has small dent in paint near left bumper guard, see photo

· Right door has paint touch-up at top rear, see photo

· Few scratches in paint on right cowl, near base of windshield. See photos

· Two keys for ignition. Door, glovebox, front hood and shift lock keys missing

· Tool kit is not 100% correct for the model year, but is complete

· Gearbox is seeping oil, not dripping, at joint of main case to intermediate plate.

· Engine is seeping oil, not dripping, at oil pump/tachometer drive cover

· Generator housing is scratched, but does not affect operation

· True mileage unknown

Not included:


Pre-purchase inspection is welcomed. Please contact me through “Ask seller a question” to arrange inspection and for any additional information.

Offered with realistic reserve. There is no “buy-it-now” price. Car will be sold to high bidder above reserve.


Buyer is responsible for vehicle pickup or shipping. Loose items will be inside car for shipping.

Other Terms:

$1000.00 deposit required within 48 hours of auction close.
PayPal accepted for deposit, only.
Payment methods accepted:

-Wire transfer in US funds.

-Cashier's Check (certified from US or Canadian bank) or money order.

-Cash (in person).

PayPal not accepted for full purchase payment.

Vehicle and title will be released to the buyer only after funds clear. There will be no exceptions.

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