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Lot 54

2015   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2015

1961 Porsche 356 B Roadster

Coachwork by D'leteren et Frères

SOLD $165,000

Estimate

$175,000 - $225,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

89427

Car Highlights

One of 473 T-5 Roadsters Built by D’Ieteren Frères
Documented with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
Comprehensively Restored in 2013
Tasteful Mechanical and Cosmetic Upgrades
Customized in the Tradition of the Great Porsche “Outlaws”

Technical Specs

1,582 CC SOHC Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin Weber Carburetors
90 BHP at 5,800 RPM
5-Speed Type 901 Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Independent Front and Rear Suspension

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note this vehicle is titled 1962. Please also note that the invoices and photographs described in the catalogue do not accompany the sale of this car.

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This superlative example of the D’Ieteren-bodied 356 B Roadster has been beautifully restored and uniquely upgraded in the true spirit of the marque’s enjoyment of modified examples. Accompanied by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, chassis no. 89427 completed restoration in 2013 with a mandate of upgraded performance and cosmetics in the correct Porsche aesthetic. This work included mechanical upgrades from the 912 and cosmetic enhancements resembling the venerable Carrera GS/GT.

The body was stripped to bare metal and refinished in Slate Gray, while the interior was reupholstered with green leather and tan square-weave carpet. Complemented with a matching green cloth top, the 356 was treated to subtle modifications in the Carrera style, including a louvered engine lid, center dual exhaust, and lightweight bumper trim.

Performance was upgraded with the ultimate evolution of the classic flat-four motor, sourced from a 912. The more reliable and higher-revving engine is supplemented with a 912-style suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Documented with invoices and photographs, this thoughtfully executed 356 B “Outlaw” Roadster would be welcomed at numerous events and Porsche-specialist club meetings, where its performance upgrades and tasteful presentation will surely draw the envy of any Zuffenhausen enthusiast.