Body and paint
The preservation of the body is amazing. All original panels, no rust, never had rust. The gaps and panel fit is concours quality. All matching.
However most of the cars were color changed in red in the eighties this owner did the other way around. He painted his Ruby red 356 black. The paint job was done quite good especially for that time. But this car deserves his original color. We did a bare metal paint job in the lovely color Ruby red. This documented with photos.
Beside a new headliner this interior is 100% original. The seats are nearly pristine after 58 years. Steering wheel has no pitting in the spokes. Gauges are clear, door cards are perfect. Just amazing. The carpet has some wear but please don’t touch it. Even the key is still original. The 82.000 miles on the meter could be original.
5 correct matching wheels in its original chrome. Not perfect but very nice. 4 new tires.
This 356 was parked for decades. We took out the engine and did a major service and an optical refurbish. Runs strong. NOS European heater exhaust.
The engine was technical rebuilt in the eighties regarding the records that comes with the car. Almost not driven since.
GearboxThe gearbox is matching numbers. Shifts smooth in every gear. New bushings.
The 356 comes with:Kardex
The original key
Old service records going back to 1969
CA Black plates
Clean US title- EU taxes paid
100% rust free
All original panels
All original interior
54 years one owner
Just out of a sympathetic restoration
Factory Specifications:Rubin Red 6402B
Factory Options:Chrome Wheels
European heating system