Porsche 356 A 1600

Porsche 356 A 1600

Coupé, 1957

Highlights

  • Wonderful Driver Quality!
  • Under the same owner since 1985
  • Porsche Certificate of Authenticity included!

This 1957 Porsche 356A coupe, acquired by the current owner in 1985, represents a driver quality car with notable features and a history of maintenance. Completed on August 31, 1956, it boasts a vibrant red exterior paired with black and red upholstery. Powered by a replacement 1.6 liter flat four engine mated to a four speed manual transaxle, it offers a classic driving experience. The car comes equipped with oatmeal square weave carpets, 15″ steel wheels, beehive taillights, and a Blaupunkt AM/FM radio. Though the exterior received a repaint in its current shade of red in 2017 and exhibits some imperfections typical of its age, including intermittent turn signal operation, it retains its charming vintage appeal.

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The vehicle in detail

Inside, the cockpit features re trimmed low back bucket seats, black upholstery extending to the dashpad and door panels, and a wooden Porsche crest shift knob. The ivory finished steering wheel fronts a body color dashboard housing green letter VDO instrumentation, including a 120-mph speedometer and an inoperable tachometer. While the odometer shows 74k miles, the total mileage is unknown. With recent maintenance including engine resealing and transaxle servicing in preparation for sale, this Porsche 356A, accompanied by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, offers an enticing opportunity for enthusiasts seeking a well loved classic driving experience.

Highlights

  • 1957 Porsche 356A coupe
  • Wonderful Driver Quality Driver Example
  • DIY Style Long Term Restoration Project
  • Under the same owner since 1985
  • Completed on August 31, 1956
  • Finished in red over black and red upholstery
  • Power: Replacement 1.6liter flatfour engine

  • Transmission: Four Speed manual transaxle

Equipment:

  • Oatmeal square weave carpets
  • 15″ steel wheels
  • Baby moon hubcaps
  • Beehive taillights
  • Blaupunkt AM/FM radio
  • Maintenance performed before sale:
  • Engine resealing, Late 2023
  • Transaxle servicing, Summer 2023
  • Reutterbuilt body finished in Polyantha Red (5602)
  • Repainted in current Titian Red in 2017, Decent but not a Concours Quality

Exterior details:

  • Body color bumpers
  • Retractable antenna
  • Driver door mirror
  • Single grille decklid
  • Quad beehive taillights
  • Dual exhaust outlets
  • Reutter badge on right front fender
  • Turn signals work intermittently

Cockpit features:

  • Low back bucket seats with black leatherette and red cloth inserts
  • Black upholstery extends to dashpad, folding rear bench, and door panels
  • Oatmeal square weave carpets
  • Blaupunkt AM/FM radio
  • Locking glovebox
  • Wooden Porsche crest shift knob
  • Ivoryfinished steering wheel with horn ring and Porsche center cap
  • Bodycolor dashboard with green letter VDO instrumentation
  • VDO instrumentation:
  • 120 mph speedometer
  • Combination gauge
  • Fivedigit odometer shows 74k miles, total mileage unknown
  • Replacement 1.6 liter Type 616/1 engine with twin carburetors and Knecht air filters
  • Sonauto Paris label on fan shroud
  • Engine stamping 67858 corresponds to 1958 356A engine
  • Several seals replaced before sale
  • Power sent to rear wheels via fourspeed manual transaxle
  • Transaxle case stamping 11251
  • Porsche Certificate of Authenticity included with factory colors, options, and powertrain numbers
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Specifications

Year of construction: 1957
Model: 356 A 1600
Body: Coupé
Series: 356
Mileage: 74428 mi
Power: 60 HP
Cylinder capacity: 1,6 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: Black
Interior material: Fabric/Leather combination
Exterior color: Red
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Titian Red
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes
Car location: USUnited States

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Porsche 356 A 1600

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