Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088

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Lot 35
1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet
Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088

Sold for € 124,200 (US$ 137,340) inc. premium
Matching numbers
1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet
Chassis no. 154828
Engine no. 605088
One of the all-time great sports cars, the 356 was the work of Ferry Porsche, who had been inspired by the FIAT-based Cisitalias of Piero Dusio. Ferry's 356 was based on the Volkswagen designed by his father, and like the immortal 'Beetle' employed a platform-type chassis with rear-mounted air-cooled engine and all-independent torsion bar suspension. Introduced in 1948, the Porsche 356 set a new standard for small sports cars and proved adaptable to all forms of motor sport including circuit racing and rallying. 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 La Sarthe.

Cabriolets had been manufactured right from the start of 356 production, but the first open Porsche to make a significant impact was the Speedster, introduced in 1954 following the successful reception in the USA of a batch of 15 special roadsters. The Reutter-bodied Speedster was dropped in 1958 and replaced by the more civilised Convertible D, which differed principally by virtue of its larger windscreen and winding side windows. Porsche sub-contracted cabriolet body construction to a number of different coachbuilders, Convertible D production being undertaken by Drauz of Heilbronn.

By the time the 356B arrived in September 1959, the car had gained a one-piece rounded windscreen and 15"-diameter wheels, and the newcomer's introduction brought with it further styling revisions. The engine, now standardised 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. Convertible D production transferred to d'Ieteren, of Brussels.
The 356B represents significant advances in driveability and comfort over earlier 356 models and is a pleasingly quick way to enjoy the traditional Porsche values of quality, reliability and mechanical robustness.

Chassis number '154828' is a matching numbers example that was produced in March 1961 and delivered to Hoffman Motors in New York, USA finished in Ivory White with black leather interior. In 2013 the Porsche was offered for sale in California, USA and sold to a new owner in the UK. It was then completely restored by Antennae Car Restorations Ltd of London SW8, both mechanically and cosmetically, including the interior and soft-top, and in 2014 was sold to a classic car dealer in France. Described as in generally excellent condition, this superb 356B Cabriolet is offered with Porsche certificate of Authenticity, shipping documents, dating letter and UK V5C registration document for the age-related number '262 UYE'. The car also comes complete with radio and spare wheel.
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
Matching numbers,1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Chassis no. 154828 Engine no. 605088
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