As the car, like many survivors, was not a matching numbers example, although the engine is a correct 1600 Super from 1959. The owner took advantage of this, and the colour (originally white) was changed to Graphite metallic, matching the key Porsche press photograph for the model year. This was a Porsche colour available on special order from 1955 and the rich metallic paintwork perfectly accentuates the cars flowing body shape.
The interior was totally re-trimmed to complement the body colour, and also now has a new flat Nardi wood rimmed steering wheel. All instruments were fully restored by marque specialists North Hollywood Speedometer, including the electric clock, as originally listed on the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity (as were the coco mats, radio antenna and Blaupunkt radio that now accompany the car.)
The headlights, dash lighting and rear lights, including a concealed high-level brake light, are all LED for improved visibility and safety, and a rear fog lamp has also been fitted.
There is a comprehensive pictorial record of the full restoration process, with full build details and specification. It has a Porsche Certificates of Authenticity, plus the original Kardex with the name of the first owner in the USA.
This is a 356 that we know very well. Our own master restorer Graham Kidd, worked on this restoration prior to joining the Williams Crawford team and we have looked after the general maintenance on several occasions.The car has been mostly used for Continental touring and benefits from a rich photographic inventory of its touring life and appearances at the 356 International Shows in Murano, Italy, Strasbourg in Germany and Cascais, near Lisbon, in Portugal; a great car in some equally great locations.
Residing in the South West of England, it has won prizes at all the car shows entered, including at Simply Porsche at Beaulieu and best in show at Cornwall’s top car show ‘Wadebridge Wheels’. When not in use, it has been garaged and stored in its own ventilated tent.
This is an exceptional opportunity to own a very beautiful and capable 356.
To register your interest in this beautiful 356, please call the sales team on 01752 840307.
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