1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Hardtop  Chassis no. 200880 Engine no. 085643
Lot 119
Matching numbers example of the rare Karmann-built 'Notchback' 356
1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Hardtop
Sold for US$ 94,600 inc. premium

Lot Details
1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Hardtop  Chassis no. 200880 Engine no. 085643 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Hardtop  Chassis no. 200880 Engine no. 085643 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Hardtop  Chassis no. 200880 Engine no. 085643 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Hardtop  Chassis no. 200880 Engine no. 085643 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Hardtop  Chassis no. 200880 Engine no. 085643 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Hardtop  Chassis no. 200880 Engine no. 085643 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Hardtop  Chassis no. 200880 Engine no. 085643 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Hardtop  Chassis no. 200880 Engine no. 085643 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Hardtop  Chassis no. 200880 Engine no. 085643 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Hardtop  Chassis no. 200880 Engine no. 085643 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Hardtop  Chassis no. 200880 Engine no. 085643 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Hardtop  Chassis no. 200880 Engine no. 085643 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Hardtop  Chassis no. 200880 Engine no. 085643 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 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1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Hardtop
Coachwork by Karmann

Chassis no. 200880
Engine no. 085643

1,582cc OHV Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
2 Solex Carburetors
75bhp at 5,000rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes


*Matching numbers example of the rare Karmann-built 'Notchback' 356
*Factory delivered with the high-output Super engine
*Presented in original livery of Black over Light Brown
*Beautiful condition inside and out
*Offered with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity



THE PORSCHE 356B

Porsche's Type 356, introduced in 1948, is acknowledged to be one of the world's greatest sports cars. Over a 15-year production run, the handsome and durable 356 evolved from a streamlined little aluminum-bodied coupe powered by a VW-derived, 46hp 1100cc air-cooled flat four to a powerful autobahn burner carrying a complex, two-liter four-cam boxer Carrera engine of 130 horsepower. Its steady development brought not only coupes, but luxurious cabriolets and more spartan Speedsters and Roadsters, more than 76,000 examples in all by the time production ceased in 1965.

The 356B, produced from 1960 through 1963, represents the mid-point in this design's progression. In what is known as "T5" form, the B introduced new front and rear sheet metal, while retaining the curved front trunk lid and rounded fenders of the 356A series. The B also added some features demanded by American customers; such as raised front and rear bumpers with over-riders to better protect the body from parking mishaps. The headlamps were raised, a larger hood handle added, and front vent windows appeared in the doors. Mechanically, the gearbox and drum brakes were upgraded. A new steering wheel and column refreshed the interior, along with redesigned rear seats. A "Super" model with raised compression added an extra 15bhp over the standard version, while the even hotter Super 90 added 30bhp – a full 50% more power than the base car.

Available from 1960-62, the Karmann built Hardtop Coupe models, or 'notchback' as they were nicknamed, represented a small quantity of 356B production. These cars are very rare today, and with distinctive looks and high build quality, they are highly sought after among Porsche collectors.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This highly desirable, Karmann-built 356B Super Hardtop is a rare find these days. According to its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this stunning Porsche was completed on September 1, 1960, and built as a factory 1600 S (S for Super), denoting that it received the higher performance 75bhp engine as opposed to the standard 60bhp unit. Finished in a striking black over light brown leatherette upholstery, this elegant 356 must have been quite special to its original owner.

The car is believed to have been delivered new to the United States, where a Professor at New York's Queens College reportedly owned it until the early 1980s. The car's second known owner, a resident of Bedminster, New Jersey, would keep the car until 2010. During the early 2000s, the 356 was treated to a repaint in the original black color, and received a new interior from the renowned Porsche upholstery specialists at Autos International. Further work included replacement of suspension bushings and shocks, a refurbishment of the original engine, and a brake service.

From New Jersey, the 356 moved to Florida for about 3 years, before being purchased by the consignor, an enthusiast on the East Coast with a taste for fine European sports cars. During his ownership, the rare Karmann Hardtop 356 was treated to a comprehensive mechanical and cosmetic overhaul, resulting in a beautiful presentation inside and out.

Retaining its highly desirable matching numbers 'Super' engine, this smart Karmann bodied 356B Hardtop is offered with tools, a spare wheel, and its Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity. A very rare model of the legendary classic 356, this highly collectible Porsche should make a good companion for spirited drives or any number of vintage rallies, and should also be a welcome participant at Concours showings.

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