1963 Porsche 356B Coupe  Chassis no. 124041
Lot 330
1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe Chassis no. 124041 Engine no. P705781
Sold for US$ 52,900 inc. premium

Lot Details
1963 Porsche 356B Coupe  Chassis no. 124041 1963 Porsche 356B Coupe  Chassis no. 124041 1963 Porsche 356B Coupe  Chassis no. 124041 1963 Porsche 356B Coupe  Chassis no. 124041 1963 Porsche 356B Coupe  Chassis no. 124041 1963 Porsche 356B Coupe  Chassis no. 124041
1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe
Chassis no. 124041
Engine no. P705781
• 1,582cc, 75hp flat four-cylinder motor
• Four-speed manual transmission

• Nicely restored to a high standard
• Lovely Bali Blue color
• Desirable period accessories

One of the all-time great sports cars, the 356 was the work of Ferry Porsche and based on the Volkswagen designed by his father. Like the immortal 'Beetle', the 356 employed a platform-type chassis with rear-mounted air-cooled engine and all-independent torsion bar suspension. In 1951 a works car finished first in the 1,100cc class at the Le Mans 24-Hour Race, thus beginning the marque's long and illustrious association with Le Sarthe.

The first phase of development saw the 356's engine grow to 1.3 and then to 1.5 liters; the original split windscreen replaced by a one-piece; and a Porsche synchromesh gearbox adopted. 1955 marked the arrival of the restyled 356A, the newcomer being readily distinguished by its rounded windscreen and 15" - down from 16" - wheels. Numerous further styling revisions differentiated the 356B of 1959 from its immediate predecessor while the engine - now standardized at 1,600cc - was available in three different stages of tune, the most powerful - apart from the four-cam Carrera - being the 90bhp unit of the Super 90.

Offered from the Oldenburg Collection, this delightful Porsche 356B was the recipient of a professional restoration some years ago and still presents well today. The body was stripped to bare metal and repainted in the original Bali blue and the interior re-trimmed in black with gray carpets, with new front/rear window glass, body seals and chrome. The cabin abounds in delightful period features, including a Blaupunkt AM/FM radio. The exterior appearance was enhanced with deluxe hubcaps, an external rear-view mirror and dual exhausts. A thorough mechanical rebuild included the engine, transmission and brake system with a new exhaust system and clutch. Carefully and consistently maintained in the current ownership, this Porsche is an exceptional example of the popular 356B Coupe.

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