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Lot 64

2018   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2018

1961 Porsche 356 B Coupe

Coachwork by Reutter

SOLD $93,500

Estimate

$90,000 - $110,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

117294

Engine

746370

Car Highlights

Recent Comprehensive Restoration to Concours Standards
Stunning Black over Red Color Combination
Upgraded 1,750 CC Engine with Estimated 125 HP
Accompanied by Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
A Fantastic High-Performance 356

Technical Specs

1,750 CC Air-Cooled Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin Weber 44 IDF Carburetors
Estimated 125 HP at 4,500 RPM
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars
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Porsche introduced the 356 B at the Frankfurt Motor Show in late 1959 to popular acclaim. Its new T-5 body sharpened an already attractive package, slightly raising the nose and accentuating the front fender line to subtly update Porsche’s renowned sports car profile.

The 356 B Coupe offered here, presented in a striking black over red color scheme, was the recipient of a high-quality, nut-and-bolt restoration overseen by Walt Johnsen of Bainbridge Island, Washington, and completed in 2016. The resulting car combines concours-level cosmetics with an uprated, highperformance engine, transforming the character of the normally sedate 356 B into something quite different. Utilizing twin-spark ignition and 44 mm Weber carburetors, the 1,750 cc, 912-based engine was built using high-quality components at a cost of nearly $30,000 by 356 specialist Morris Brothers Motorsports of Murray, Utah. This potent powerplant is estimated to produce 125 hp and 125 lbs./ft. of torque, more than double the 356 B’s stock 60 hp specifications, and should prove adept at creating a unique 356 driving experience.

This gorgeous 356 B Coupe is accompanied by a jack, spare tire, and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, as well as documentation from the engine build. Driven sparingly since its completion, it is a handsome example of Porsche’s classic coupe, expertly restored in attractive colors and benefiting from tasteful performance upgrades to reward enthusiasts.