1961 Porsche

356B Sunroof Coupe

Light Ivory with Green Leather interior, Tan Square Weave carpeting, Restored, Matching number, 1600cc flat four-cylinder engine, 4-Speed manual gearbox, Desirable Factory Sunroof, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.

The 356B is often considered the later, more usable, and to some - more beautiful 356. This example was a resident of California and owned by a 356 Registry member for many years. It was restored in 1994-1995 to Concours throughout and has accumulated light mileage since. The restoration included a bare-metal respray and all chrome, rubber and full interior were carried out by a well-known California based marque specialist, Jim Gordon. This 356B comes will all original invoicing and records of the complete restoration. In addition, the engine and transmission were fully rebuilt in 2012 as were all suspension, steering and braking systems. The matching numbers engine has been uprated to 1750cc Big Bore specification for added power and includes all invoices. Engine rebuild/reseal was carried out with Nikasil cylinders, new fuel lines/filters electronics and more, as well as complete service of braking system, new wheel cylinders, master cylinder, suspension/sway bar bushings gaskets and more. Currently Dellorto (maintenance free) carburetors are mounted, having custom aluminum plates fitted to mount OEM filters. Included are the original Solex carbs/Black OEM standard filters. During its recent ownership Northern California ownership, it has been loved and maintained, but used for the occasional jaunt up or down Route 1. It starts instantly without the need of a choke and the power and response is nothing short of fantastic for a Porsche of this era.

A near perfect original Blaupunkt Frankfurt E-Series Radio (1961) was secured and rebuilt and is fully functional. Additionally, there is a tasteful stealth mounted Nakamichi head unit in the glove box with Infinity Premium speakers behind the early covers/grills.

This 356B runs and drives extremely well - it is tight, powerful and a pleasure to drive. All restoration and service records, the original tools, jack, spare tire, owners manual, original keys with Reutter key pouches, as well as an original Reutter luggage rack and 2 sets of luggage straps accompany the car. Collector owned and serviced regardless of use, this example is ready for immediate and dependable enjoyment and is an excellent opportunity to acquire a restored 356B with desirable options for the 356 enthusiast.

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Price: $139,500