|Year||1959||Engine capacity||1571 cc|
|Exterior colour||Fjord Green||Engine configuration||4 cylinder boxer with carburation|
|Interior colour||Beige||Engine number||800139|
|Upholstery||Beige leather||Rims||15-inch steel with chrome centre cap|
|0 - 100 km/u||15 sec||Wheels||Vredestein Sprint Classic|
|Top speed||175 km/u||Production numbers||1320|
|VIN number||108962||Other||Very pretty and good quality restoration.|
Few cars from the growth-period after WW2 can count on this much sympathy as the iconic Porsche 356. Every drive in this car is an event, even if it's only for the many thumbs-up you will receive. The 356B T5 was the last model with the single grill and the mechanically refined successor of the preceding A series. The 356B with the single grill is the rarest out of the whole series. This 356B saw the light of day in the Reutter factory, which Porsche had engaged together with Karmann, to cope with relative high demand. The engine and gearbox were fitted by Porsche which also took care of the final manufacturing. After completion, many of these cars were shipped off to America, this example however stayed on this side of the pond. According to the 'birth certificate' she was sold in sunny Italy which ensured the panelling was conserved beautifully. In 2014 the car was brought to the Netherlands by a Dutch Porsche dealer. This dealer commissioned the paint and the interior were to be renewed as signs of usage in the past became apparent. The body is still solid, straight and absolutely rust free, the car as a whole has a beautiful appearance. The Porsche 356 is an icon born out of simplicity which offers a unique atmosphere and romance no other classic car offers quite this much.
In those days car manufacturers did not 'abuse' the cash-cow we now know as the options-list. The radio and chromed hub caps are worth a mention here.
Very nice and straight body executed in its original colour of Fjord Green with great fitment of panels. Dry and rust-free. The paintwork is damage-free, and not just one week old. The current condition of the paint is a good indicator for the quality of the steel underneath. Front-and rear-bonnets fit and close perfectly. The brightwork is all lustrous. All the glazing is undamaged and original. The bumpers fit the body nice and straight. The floor pan too is of course solid and free of rust.
Part of the restoration was the reupholstery of the interior. Supple leather on the seats, door cards and dashboard. The seats have also been re-stuffed, and therefore a pleasant comfortable seat. Th carpeting has been renewed with the correct material, as well as the headliner The dashboard's gauges are all as good as new and work accordingly. The radio is a period fitted example. An original and undamaged steering wheel is present. A truly gorgeous and original ensemble.
In the back one finds the original 1571cc Super engine which produces 75bhp and powers the rear wheels. Runs smoothly, does not smoke and does not leak. The engine compartment is neat and kept well. Original factory stickers are present in the right spots. The Luggage compartment is neatly original and clean. Here one finds a full-size spare, complete toolkit and correct jack. The chromed wheels are good and fitted with pretty chromed hubcaps. Very good Vredestein tires are fitted.
Sold new in Italy in 1959. The original issued registration and 'Wagenkarte' are still present with the car. In 2014 the car moved to the Netherlands, where the car was restored and revised. Good to see is that nothing has been overlooked. The car was sold to the only Dutch owner, who is a customer of ours. He included the car in his collection of Porsches which he now wants to reduce due to a lack of space and moving to a new house. Now offered by us, in this beautiful colouration, with 'old blue', vintage Dutch registration, a new MOT and a service. Completely ready to be driven as if it were 1959, Wunderbar!