Lot 247 - 1962 Porsche 356B T6 Coupé
|Odometer reading||63,394 miles|
|Estimate||£48,000 - £56,000|
Porsche's 356 became a classic the day the first car left the production line and the ensuing years have only enhanced the legend. Continuous updates from the very earliest days of the model and gradual replacement of its early Volkswagen-based components with parts from Porsche manufacture saw to this. These detail changes came frequently but major change was only made when necessary and after due consideration of their effect to improve performance, ride, handling and the marque's enviable reputation of being able to produce sporting motor cars with competition-beating reliability. After a significant updating in 1955 with the 356A, the 356B was introduced in 1960, the firm's most significant evolution yet. Motivated in part by increasingly demanding safety regulations, the 356B had raised, stronger bumpers and lifted headlights that noticeably altered the car's frontal appearance. Vent window in the doors and hinged rear windows enhanced interior ventilation. Up-rated Elfin brakes with cooling fins also benefited from air intakes below the headlights which channels cooling air to the front drums.
This stunning matching numbers 356B 60 was imported to the UK from California in 2009, it was delivered new to the Netherlands on the 19th June 1962, according to Porsche certificate, and finished in grey. It has been the subject to a restoration with its T6 body by Karmann, finished in Carman Red with a black interior, it is reported to be in very good condition throughout. The engine bay, which is well detailed, has had a recent service by Tower Bridge Porsche and the car comes with a variety of bills from Roger Bray. Driving very well, this delightful 356B is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in August 2015, a certificate of authenticity along with its original handbooks. It is believed that more than half all the 356's built are known to survive and well restored examples are in great demand, this excellent 356 would grace any collection and is ready to be used and enjoyed.