Lot 263 - 1957 Porsche 356A Cabriolet
|Odometer reading||122,714 miles|
|Estimate||£90,000 - £110,000|
The Porsche 356 was the company's first production model. It was a lightweight and nimble handling rear-engined, rear-wheel drive, two-door sports car available in hardtop and convertible configurations. Design innovations continued during the years of manufacture contributing to its motorsports success and popularity. Production started in 1948 at Gmünd, Austria where approximately 50 cars were built. In 1950, the factory relocated to Züffenhausen, Germany and general production of the 356 continued until April 1965, well after the replacement model 911 made its autumn 1963 debut. The 356 was created by Ferdinand 'Ferry' Porsche (son of Dr. Ing. Ferdinand Porsche, founder of the company). It was common for owners to race the car as well as drive it on the street. Increasing success with its racing and road cars brought Porsche orders for over 10,000 cars in 1964 and, by the time 356 production ended in 1965, approximately 76,000 had been produced.
Supplied with a huge history file, this extremely good looking example of an early 356A cabriolet was originally supplied to the US where it remained until 2009. The current owner then took it to Spain where enjoyed the dry climate until now. Presented in white with a contrasting red leather interior and the all-important factory hardtop, this also benefits from a full and extensive service history including a large folder of invoices documenting the care and expense lavished upon it over the years. Great condition and worth every penny.
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