<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111

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1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET
Coachwork by Reutter

Chassis no. 153886
Engine no. P801111

Without reserve

Sold for US$ 126,500 inc. premium
1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET
Coachwork by Reutter

Chassis no. 153886
Engine no. P801111

1,582cc OHV Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
2 Solex Carburetors
90bhp at 5,500rpm
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Rare, matching-numbers Super 90 Cabriolet
*Offered from long-time enthusiast ownership
*Highly optioned example, finished in Silver Metallic over Red from new
*Accompanied by hard top and extensive history file
*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 great 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.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Offered here is a matching-numbers example of the most powerful and luxurious non-Carrera 356B model - the Super 90 Cabriolet. Completed at Porsche's Zuffenhausen factory about halfway through the 1960 production year, this 356B was finished in the same livery as it sports today - classic Porsche silver metallic over red leather upholstery. The new Super 90 Cabriolet was specially optioned with leather interior, an outside mirror, the luxurious Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio with two loudspeakers, an electric clock, locking gearshift and fitted luggage under the front compartment. Indeed, a highly optioned, top-of-the-line Cabriolet, which must have invoiced far above the base model.

The new Porsche had been ordered a few months earlier by Anton Johan Tulleners, a chemical engineer who in the late 1930s had left his native Holland with his wife Hanna, to take on a research position for the Royal Dutch Shell Company at their Long Beach, California facilities. When the new Porsche was completed, the Tulleners traveled to Zuffenhausen to collect the car in person, and subsequently drove it through Switzerland, France and Belgium, to visit their relatives in Holland.

After its maiden European voyage, the Porsche was shipped back to their home state California, where it was first registered in December 1960. The Tulleners would use the car on special occasions, such as trips out to their cottage in the Palm Desert area, while keeping a little logbook documenting some of their adventures. By the late 1970s, however, the Porsche was parked in the garage at their Fullerton, California home, and would remain here, driven only sparingly, until Mr. Tulleners gave the car to his nephew, Paul J. Tulleners, in 1989.

The Porsche left California in 1990 when Paul moved to Hayden Lake, Idaho. Paul later sold the car to Dr. William P. Werschler of Spokane, Washington in 1992, who kept the car until the late 1990s when it was purchased by Boise, Idaho enthusiast, Dr. Matthew Sell. Nicknamed "Willy", the silver Porsche would become the first car in Dr. Sell's impressive collection of European sports cars, and has remained a member of the family ever since.

With just a few devoted owners since new, an exciting and well-documented history, this Super 90 Cabriolet stands out among most Porsche 356s. In beautiful condition throughout, the car still retains its matching numbers engine, and is equipped with a rare, optional hardtop. The extensive history file that accompanies it includes letters, old photographs, a logbook and Porsche's Certificate of Authenticity. A top-of-the-line Super 90 Cabriolet offered from longtime devoted and loving care, this fine Porsche is bound to bring its next owner much joy.

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<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
<b>1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 SUPER 90 CABRIOLET  </b><br />Chassis no. 153886 <br />Engine no. P801111
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