Lot 292 - 1963 Porsche 356B Coupé
|Odometer reading||112,005 miles|
|Estimate||£85,000 - £100,000|
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 superb T6 example was built in March 1963 to US Specification and was shipped to San Antonio, Texas and sold on April 30th 1963. It presents in Porsche Ruby Red and is a matching numbers example as backed up by official Porsche documents. Since coming to the UK, it has undergone a 100 point, nut and bolt restoration to exacting standards as is extensively documented in the history file with accompanying invoices for and photographs of the work completed.
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