Lot 145 - 1962 Porsche 356 B (T6) Coupé
|Odometer reading||46,784 miles|
|Estimate||£59,000 - £72,000|
|Result||Sold - £69,440|
- Desirable period colour combination
- European specification example
- Fabulous history file
- 356B Super 90 engine
This stunning Porsche 356 coupé rolled off the production line on 21st February 1962. It was finished in the rare and highly desirable colour combination of Champagne Yellow with green faux leather and corduroy inlays. Champagne Yellow was a new colour offered for the first time in 1962 and set the tone for the 1960s movement, the only interior colours available to contrast this were only green or black. A European specification example it first delivered to Bologna, Italy. In its stunning colour combination it would have certainly rustled the feathers of its local rivals, Ferrari and Lamborghini, before finding its way across the Atlantic to the Porsche friendly state of California, USA, in the 1970s where it was adorned with the blue plate registration ‘356 6T2’.
In 1978 the car was purchased by Mr. J Albicocco of Newport Beach in Orange County, where the car remained under single ownership for the following 34 years. During this time the car was serviced regularly with all parts purchased from Stoddards, one of the most notable Porsche dealerships of the time and almost an institution amongst the Porsche fraternity that still remains in operation today. The history file is a joy to behold and a fantastic read if allowed the time. Accounts for each part and service order from the Porsche dealership are presented amongst the vast content, with every invoice present, even if only for a spark plug, throughout its life in the Albicocco family home.
This long-term ownership came to an end in 2012 when the car was sold to a local Californian dealer that found a new home and owner for the Porsche in England. Mr. D Lane of Kent then took over the tenure of this car.
Original Bosch European yellow headlamps with glass guard protectors are present alongside twin front bumper mounted spot lamps. Boasting a genuine Porsche 356B Super 90 engine this car also has a new Dansk exhaust system. Recent service works include, exhaust system, new starter motor, front anti-roll bar bushes, wheel cylinders, brake shoes, master cylinder and in October 2015 a full engine rebuild. Period photographs of the vehicle on family holidays are present within the history file, as is its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, shipping details from its movement across to the UK, original hand book and almost every piece of known service history that a collector and Porsche enthusiast would request.
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