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Lot 75

2015   |   Amelia Island 2015

1961 Porsche 356 B Super Coupe

Coachwork by Reutter

SOLD $126,500

Estimate

$120,000 - $150,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

113267

Car Highlights

Highly Desirable 1600 Super Model
First-Year, Factory-Original Electric Sunroof
Exceptionally Well Equipped with 16 Factory Options
Expert Bare-Metal Restoration Completed in 2013
Accompanied by Porsche Certifcate of Authenticity, Tools, and Jack

Technical Specs

1,582 CC Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin Weber Carburetors
75 BHP at 4,800 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
Independent Front Suspension with Torsion Bars
Swing-Axle Rear Suspension with Torsion Bars
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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 1,600cc engine, or the improved 75 hp 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, even by the jaded standards of today.

This 356 B Super Coupe was exceptionally equipped with 16 factory-original options, as stated on its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and is a very rare sunroof car. 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 Koln radio with antenna and dual loudspeakers, Coco floor mats, and headrests. External enhancements included an original chrome-plated luggage rack and body-trim strips, while handling was sharpened with a compensator spring. A sound example prior to being given a restoration that was completed in 2013, this 356 B was refinished in its factory-specified and highly distinctive Heron Grey paint, nicely complemented by new blue upholstery. Fully detailed and very nicely presented throughout, it is most ready to collect, enjoy, and show.