Porsche 356B 1961

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Lot No: 58

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage ESTIMATED SALE PRICE
1961 Porsche 356B 22,400 (Not Warranted) £94,000 - 97,000

Description:

This most attractive cabriolet was first exported to California and registered in 1961, what a wonderful climate to keep a classic, there she remained until she crossed the pond to the UK in 1987. When she arrived the mileage was approx 18,000. We are in contact with the Porsche Club of America and, hopefully, they might be able to assist with her past history. She is in the same condition now as she was in 1987. The vendor, a retired Professor from a top London University, purchased the car in 1988 for his wife and has covered an astonishingly low mileage of 4380 miles in the last 30 years. See appendix for MOT History and mileage. She is a beauty, finished in signal red, with black trim and has the original radio fitted. We have a history file from 1987 to present day.
The Super 90 356B was the most powerful model at that time, other than the quad-cam Carrera. The 356B engine had many modification when introduced, including a stronger bottom end, higher compression 9 to 1 and modified manifold etc. The vendor has also pointed out that the vehicle was always stored in a secure and dry garage from 1987 till now.
This most attractive cabriolet was first exported to California and registered in 1961, what a wonderful climate to keep a classic, there she remained until she crossed the pond to the UK in 1987. When she arrived the mileage was approx 18,000. We are in contact with the Porsche Club of America and, hopefully, they might be able to assist with her past history. She is in the same condition now as she was in 1987. The vendor, a retired Professor from a top London University, purchased the car in 1988 for his wife and has covered an astonishingly low mileage of 4380 miles in the last 30 years. See appendix for MOT History and mileage. She is a beauty, finished in signal red, with black trim and has the original radio fitted. We have a history file from 1987 to present day.The Super 90 356B was the most powerful model at that time, other than the quad-cam Carrera. The 356B engine had many modification when introduced, including a stronger bottom end, higher compression 9 to 1 and modified manifold etc. The vendor has also pointed out that the vehicle was always stored in a secure and dry garage from 1987 till now.
There is a very comprehensive history file from August 1989 including most of the MOTs which back up the low mileage she has covered over the past 30 years. The vendor has maintained this car as he should and the last service was carried out on 08.06.17 at 21,344 miles. It has been checked over and serviced every year.

Auctioneers Notes: It was a pleasure to drive to Beaconsfield to meet the vendor and his wife, and not forgetting the 2 grandchildren to view this 356B Super 90 Cabriolet. I think this is a very honest example of a rare Porsche in quite outstanding condition. We recommend you to view this car and this can be from the 19th of March 2018, by appointment.

More images to follow when the vehicle arrives on site with us.

 

MOT Date                   Mileage

10.07.87                      18,012

17.05.89                      18,356

11.07.90                      19,392

05.11.98                       20,332

15.07.04                       20,887

05.02.07                       21,033

25.06.13                       21,205

28.08.14                       21,221

10.04.17                       22,300

 

Full Details:

Lot No. 58
Auction 27th April 2018 - 95% SOLD
Vehicle Make Porsche
Vehicle Model 356B
Year of Manufacture 1961
Mileage 22,400 (Not Warranted)
Registration 471UXY
Date first Registered 1961
MOT 06-04-18
Chassis Number 155933
Engine Number 800103
Estimated Sale Price £94,000 - 97,000

Please note: Current engine and chassis numbers are supplied by HPI. Prospective buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a vehicle and the accuracy of any statement made, be they statements of fact or opinion. All vehicles are sold as seen. If you cannot attend the auction please contact the office for a walk around description over the phone.

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