The car has never been restored and retains all its original bodywork as evidenced by number stampings on the bonnet, engine lid and doors. There are also original ID tags located on the driver’s door hinge post and next to the petrol tank.
The car was subject to an extensive and sympathetic overhaul by leading Porsche experts Maxted-Page Ltd three years ago. This work included a careful inspection and service of the engine as well as a strip and rebuild of the gearbox, flat down paintwork and polish and a MOT, at a cost of over £15,000 to the owner. The car comes complete with its original tools and books.
build date: June 1960
chassis number: 88121
original colour: Ruby Red
A direct descendant of the celebrated Speedster, the 356B Roadster undoubtedly retains much of the purity of that earlier, more stripped-down and track-focused model. However, the Roadster is a far more practical proposition with its refined interior, taller windscreen, winding glass windows and cushioned seating.
With considerably fewer Roadsters produced in period, these cars are also a rarer commodity than the Speedster.
Still mechanically sound, its almost 60-year history is evident in each and every mark and bump of the bodywork and makes this a unique car that should be preserved in this wonderful ‘time capsule’ state.
It is a true reference car that we would be proud to own ourselves.