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Lot 20

2019   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2019

1959 Porsche 356 A Coupe

Coachwork by Reutter

SOLD $131,600

Estimate

$160,000 - $180,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

107183

Engine

73642

Car Highlights

Exceptional Late-Production 356 A Coupe
Matching-Numbers Engine per Porsche COA and Kardex
Finished in Original Meissen Blue over Red Color Combination
Restored by Marque Specialists; Recent High-Quality Repaint
Accompanied by Owner’s Manual, Tool Kit, and Jack

Technical Specs

1,582 CC Type 616/1 Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin Zenith 32 NDIX Carburetors
60 BHP at 4,500 RPM
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Fully Independent Torsion-Bar Suspension with Shock Absorbers
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Launched by Porsche in 1948, the 356 evolved over almost two decades before production ceased in 1965. Combining the minimalistic aesthetic of the earliest models with greatly improved driveability, the 356 A models are highly prized as gold-standard collectibles.

This example, a late T-2 Coupe built on March 31, 1959 – the last production year for the 356 A – was finished in Meissen Blue with Red leatherette upholstery. According to the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and Kardex, chassis 107183 was shipped to Hoffman Motor Car Company of New York. The car’s early history is unknown, but in the 2000s, this 356 was restored by a team of Southern California specialists and re-emerged in its original and exquisite livery. The attention to detail in the work is evident, and a ledger on file notes $60,000 worth of expenses. Under the current ownership, a comprehensive cosmetic and mechanical freshening was commissioned in late 2018, including a high-quality repaint by Jeff’s Resurrections of Taylor, Texas. Underscoring this coupe’s authenticity, the chassis number is stamped on the rear deck lid, the engine number matches the factory records, and the gas tank is appropriately date coded. An owner’s manual, a tool kit, and jack accompany the car at auction.

A charming representative of one of the most sought-after Porsche models, this 356 A is eligible for countless tours, rallies, concours, and Porsche club events, and would beautifully complement any collection of classic 1950s sports cars.