The car received the majority of the restoration work that it now wears in 2009. Prior to the car being repainted, the floors were replaced along with the longitudinals, battery box bottom, and door bottoms. Following metalwork, the car was refinished in its correct shade of Ivory. The car’s brightwork was re-chromed or replaced as needed during reassembly.
The car went through a major service in March of 2020 including replacing the wheel bearings, adjusting the valves, rebuilding the carburetors, and installing an overhauled transmission. New bronze front axle link pin and king pin bushings, replacement suspension bushings, new shocks, and a new steering stabilizer were also installed.
The interior was refinished in black vinyl to include the front seats, dash, door panels, and oatmeal square weave carpet. The interior has a 400mm Nardi steering and overhauled gauges by Palo Alto Speedometer.
The replacement 1.6-liter engine includes a distributor that was rebuilt and modified by Ed Fall at Vintage Werks, and additional equipment includes an electric fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator, an Optima 6v battery, Knecht mesh filters, a vintage-look Blue Bosch coil, a Precision Matters full flow oil pump cover, a Mocal secondary oil cooler in the left-rear fender, and a modern spin-on oil filter.
This lovely 356B presents an opportunity to own a well-sorted, outstanding driving Porsche 356 that has received light modifications to enhance the driving experience. The aesthetic modifications that the car wears are tasteful and offer a period feel. If you are in the market for a 356 that will be a wonderful driver and an example that can be shown at PCA events, cars and coffee, and other gatherings, this is a must-consider 356!