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Lot 119

2016   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2016

1962 Porsche 356 B Coupe

Coachwork by Reutter

SOLD $88,000

Estimate

$90,000 - $120,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

120976

Engine

608900

Car Highlights

Lifelong Southern California Car
Highly Original, Unrestored Condition
Spectacular Royal Blue over Gray Color Scheme
Strong Candidate for Concours and Driving Events
Offered with Records Dating Back 50 Years

Technical Specs

1,582 CC Air-Cooled Boxer 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin Zenith 32 NDIX Carburetors
60 HP at 4,500 RPM
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
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Delivered new to John von Neumann’s famed Competition Motors in Hollywood, California, this 356 Coupe was originally finished in Royal Blue, a rare optional color available for two years during the B series production run. Outfitted with gray vinyl upholstery, Continental tires and a Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio, the Porsche was sold new to Alfred Brock of Santa Barbara. Remarkably, this 356 B has never left Southern California, as evidenced by an impressive file of documentation that dates back to the mid-1960s.

After being stored for nearly two decades with an owner in the San Diego area, the 356 recently received a full mechanical service and minor cosmetic attention, overseen by the classic Porsche specialists at Kundensport. The body panels, glass, and interior are original to the car, and factory records confirm that the engine is the matching-numbers unit. Indeed, apart from some paint work and general maintenance, this beautifully preserved car has changed little since it rolled off the assembly line back in June 1962.

Accompanied by receipts, books, and a copy of the Porsche Kardex, this 356 B stands proudly as an honest, original, and very well cared-for example. As such, it would make a fantastic event car that might also find itself on the show field, garnering plenty of attention in the Preservation class. For the collector looking for a highly original 356 Porsche with a charming history and distinctive color scheme, this exceptional B Coupe is worthy of serious consideration.