Porsche 356 A 1600

Porsche 356 A 1600

Cabriolet, 1958


  • Fully restored
  • Matching numbers example
  • Ready to enjoy

Fully restored matching numbers car with a lot of history. Fresh out of restauration and barely run in. Ready to be enjoyed by its new owner.

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The vehicle in detail

In 1948 in Gmund/Austria the very first car bearing the family name was produced by Porsche. Technically based upon the Volkswagen, which Ferry Porsche had developed before the war – the 356 model was constantly refined and developed until 1965 where the production ended to make room for the 901/911 model. The German production facilities of the family had been seized by US Army after the war and the production of the initial 500 cars was done by Reutter as they had access to production facilities in Germany. When Porsche reclaimed its facilities in Zuffenhausen they took over the production, however Reutter continued to deliver the bodies and seats. The production of the very first cars, named “Pre-A” continued until introduction of the “A Model” which was launched at the Frankfurt exhibition in September 1955 and marketed as Coupe, Cabriolet and Speedster. The first version often referred to as “T1” was in 1957 replaced by “T2” among others recognizable by the characteristic tear-drop rear lights.

Our example is a fully restored T2, produced for the US Market in 1958. A lot of documentation is in place regarding the life of the car in US including the original Owners Manual and a sales invoice from 1961 stating “One used 1958 Porsche Cabriolet Conv” sold for 2,495 USD!

The car was brought to Denmark in 1994 and was acquired by the current owner in 2021. He undertook a full renovation where body, interior and mechanics were all renovated to a very high standard. The work is of course documented. The renovation was recently finalized and the car presents beautifully in its originalspec Rubinred colour, matching beige hood and black leather seats. A CoA confirming complete matching numbers is issued as well.

In our opinion a 356 is just beautiful regardless from which angel you approach it. The lines are curved and harmonious and especially the “A” with its low positioned bumpers has a timeless elegance.  Please note how the exhaust is integrated with the rear bumpers – a fantastic touch we think. To drive an early 356 is also something quite special. The car handles so easily due to the low weight and the sound from the aircooled boxer is cosy and quite addictive. It is by no means a racing car (we could recommend other Porsches for that purpose) but the 60 hk ensured a brisk pace back in those days and even today is sufficient for the car to keep up with the traffic. The charm and atmosphere of the car is included and is quite irresistible. And this model could turn out to be a nice investment with demand and prices for the fine 356 models increasing.

We deliver the car with fresh MOT and historical Danish license plates.

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Year of construction: 1958
Model: 356 A 1600
Body: Cabriolet
Series: 356
Mileage: 500 km
Power: 60 HP
Cylinder capacity: 1,6 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: Black
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: Red
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Ruby Red
Matching numbers: yes
Condition: Fully restored
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes
Registered: yes
Country of first delivery: United States
Car location: DKDenmark

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