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Lot 44

2021   |   Geared Online | May

1961 Porsche 356 B Super Coupe

Coachwork by Reutter

Asking Price

$130,000

Chassis

113267

Engine

87483

Car Highlights

Highly Desirable 1600 Super Model
First-Year, Factory-Original Electric Sunroof
Exceptionally Well Equipped with Numerous Factory Options
Extensive Restoration Completed in 2013
Retains Matching Numbers Engine per Its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
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Garth Hammers

First shown at Frankfurt in 1959, Porsche’s 356 B featured the updated T-5 body design and a host of deceptively subtle refinements making the great 356 models even better than before. Offered with the standard 1,600 cc engine, or the uprated 75 horsepower Super engine, the 356 B delivered brisk performance and drivability, plus welcome ease of maintenance. An important model in Porsche history, the 356 B remains immensely collectible and highly satisfying to drive.

This 356 B Super Coupe was impressively equipped with numerous factory options as stated on its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and is a very rare, first-year electric sunroof example. Assembly was completed in October 1960, and both comfort and convenience were heightened with armrests at each door, a dimmable rearview mirror, a driver’s side view mirror, an electric clock, a Blaupunkt Köln radio with antenna and dual loudspeakers, Coco floor mats, and driver and passenger headrests. External enhancements included an original chrome-plated luggage rack and body-trim strips. This svelte Porsche Coupe was given an extensive restoration that was completed in 2013 by Classic Showcase of Vista, California, refinished in its factory-specified and highly distinctive Heron Grey paint, nicely complemented by new blue leather upholstery.

The consignor acquired the Porsche this year and performed an oil and gearbox service, installed new axle boots, replaced the wheel cylinders, bled the brake system, and tuned the carburetors. It is offered complete with a copy of its Certificate of Authenticity, tool kit, jack, and spare. Fully detailed and nicely presented throughout, this 356 would be an excellent candidate to show, or simply enjoy on the open road.