1963 Porsche 356 B RHD Exceptional Restoration

  • Price
    175 936 EUR149 950 GBP (Listed)
  • Model
    Porsche 356 B RHD Exceptional Restoration
  • Year
    1963 January
  • Condition
    Restored
  • Body Type
    Coupe
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Power
    n/a
  • Mileage
    0 km
  • Address
    Great Leighs, Chelmsford CM3 1QX, UK
  • Country
  • Published
    about 1 year
Lux Classics Ltd
Lux Classics LtdUnits 3 - 4 Banters Lane Business Centre, Main Road, Great Leighs Essex CM3 1QX
Average response time: 1 day
  • ID
    #45006
  • VIN
    N/A
  • Color
    Grey
  • Metallic
    No
  • Engine
    N/A
  • Engine Number
    N/A
  • Chassis Number
    N/A
  • Gearbox
    Manual
  • Steering Wheel
    RHD
  • Drive Wheels
    RWD
  • 1st Reg. Country
    United Kingdom
  • Doors
    2/3
  • Interior Color
    Red

Description

1963 PORSCHE 356B

DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1963 | COLOUR: SLATE GREY | INTERIOR TRIM: RED

LUX CLASSICS ARE DELIGHTED TO OFFER THIS EXCEPTIONAL AND COLLECTABLE RARE RIGHT HAND DRIVE PORSCHE 356B SUPER 90 T6 COUPE, IN STRIKING COLOURS OF SLATE GREY AND RED AS ORIGINAL FACTORY DELIVERED COMBINATION.

MODEL HISTORY & PRODUCTION
The first Porsche 356 rolled off the production line in Stuttgart in 1950. Production ran until 1965 when manufacturing ceased, by which time over 76,000 examples of various model designations had been produced.

It was Porsche’s first production vehicle, with an evolution starting with the Pre-A, the 356A introduced in 1955, the 356B in late 1959, and the final series 356C introduced for the 1964 model year. In each form, they were built predominantly as either Coupe or Cabriolets. Although several variations were available as ‘Notchback Coupes’ or ‘Speedster and Roadster Convertibles’. Also available in limited numbers was the four-cam racing ‘Carrera’ version introduced in 1954.

The 356 was created by Ferdinand ‘Ferry’ Porsche (son of Ferdinand Porsche – company founder). In 1972, during a PCA magazine interview, he summarises his thinking behind the concept as: “I had always driven very speedy cars. I had an Alfa Romeo, also a BMW, and others... By the end of the war, I had a Volkswagen Cabriolet with a supercharged engine, and that was the basic idea. I saw that if you had enough power in a small car, it is nicer to drive than if you have a big car which is also overpowered. And it is more fun. On this basic idea, we started the first Porsche prototype.”

This lightweight approach quickly gained the 356 its popularity, and combined with its power-weight ratio, the rear-engined layout, nimble handling, and excellent build quality gave the 356 a proper driver appeal – a proven formula that also provided a class win at Le Mans in 1951. Power outputs varied between 40hp and 70hp depending on the displacement (1100cc, 1300cc or 1500cc) through to 112hp for the Carrera versions.

The Pre-A or ‘prototype’ Austrian built 356s were aluminium bodied, but when manufacturing moved to Germany, Porsche contracted Reutter to manufacture the bodies in steel, and eventually bought the company in 1963. Reutter retained the seat manufacturing sector of their business, but later changed their name to Recaro – forming the company we’re much more familiar with today.

In October 1964, the 356’s successor, the iconic 911 made its debut – but its enduring popularity ensured production continued well into 1965.

THIS VEHICLE
Currently under preparation & available for viewing at our showroom.

Please enquire for more information.

This vehicle is available for viewing in the UK on an appointment basis, and would suit an enthusiast or collector with whom this vehicle will represent a good acquisition opportunity.

Further images and walk around video to view on our website.

WARRANTY & FINANCE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

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