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Porsche 356 B 1600 Roadster

Porsche 356 B 1600 Roadster

Roadster, 1960

Highlights

  • Matching color
  • More powerful engine
  • Certificate of Authenticity by Porsche

Porsche 356 B Roaster 1600 BT5

First registration 15.06.1960

1.6 L Flat 4 / 90 Hp / 67 Kw

Made for the US market, delivered new in Hollywood

4-speed manual transmission – RWD

Signal Red with leatherette black seats (Matching Color)

Chassis 88446

Certificate of Authenticity by Porsche available

First Belgian registration in 2005

Many invoices of maintenance by RSC Automobile

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The vehicle in detail

Options

– Cabrio roof cover

– Electrical clock

– Antenna

– Windshield wiper

Features

Bumpers positioned higher and with upwardly tapering bumpers particularly characteristic
Rocker panels
One-piece curved windscreen
Handle on luggage compartment lid widening downwards and with Porsche badge
High headlamp position
Teardrop-shaped tail lights with integrated indicators
Prominent, round front turn indicators
Rear indicators integrated into rear lights
Brake light integrated into rear light
Reversing light in the centre, under the rear bumper
Number plate light integrated into rear bumper
Exhaust tailpipes converging between bumper stops
Domed wheel trims

Story

The 1960 Porsche 356 B Roadster retained the rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout that was characteristic of Porsche’s design philosophy.

It was powered by an air-cooled, horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, available in different configurations and power outputs.

The lightweight construction and agile handling contributed to the car’s popularity among driving enthusiasts.

The Roadster variant of the 356 B featured a convertible top, allowing drivers to enjoy open-air motoring.

The design of the Roadster showcased the timeless and elegant lines that have become synonymous with classic Porsches.

The attention to detail in both the interior and exterior design reflected the craftsmanship and dedication to performance that Porsche was known for.

The 1960 Porsche 356 B Roadster gained a reputation for its spirited driving experience, making it a favorite among sports car enthusiasts of its era.

Its racing pedigree and success in various competitions also added to its allure.

As the 1960s progressed, the 356 series paved the way for the iconic Porsche 911, which would eventually become one of the most celebrated sports cars in automotive history.

Despite the evolution of the Porsche lineup, the 356 B Roadster remains a cherished classic, sought after by collectors and vintage car enthusiasts alike, embodying the spirit of Porsche’s early years.

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Specifications

Year of construction: 1960
Model: 356 B 1600 Roadster
VIN: 88446
Body: Roadster
Series: 356
Mileage: 70268 km
Power: 100 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): Signal Red
Condition: Fully restored
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes
Registered: yes
Country of first delivery: United States
Car location: BEBelgium

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