Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity confirming all matching numbers. Factory options: reclining seat brackets, Dunlop 165/15 tires, stone guards, and Hella 128 fog lights. Complete with a tool kit, jack, owner’s manual, and spare tire. Extremely well maintained and cared with the Super-90 engine this 356 is very fun to drive!
Roadsters have become highly collectible, and quality examples such as this 356 come to market infrequently. This 356 Roadster is perfect for 356 club shows, Cars & Coffee or simply to enjoy with the top-down for weekend touring.
Specification: 1,582cc OHV air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension with parallel trailing arms, transverse torsion bars, a front anti-roll bar, rear swing axles with transverse torsion bars, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 82.7 in.
History: Porsche’s popular 356 Roadster was introduced for the 1960 model year as a replacement of the one-year-only Convertible D, the Speedster’s more civilized successor. The new T-5 Roadster brought several marked changes in appearance: The front fenders and headlamps were raised, as were both the front and rear bumpers, to better deal with urban parking. New vertical bumper guards also helped in that respect. New brake-cooling intakes were added to the nose below the front bumper.
The new Roadster shared many of the comfort attributes of the Convertible D, including roll-up windows, comfortable seats, and a well-constructed convertible top with a tan-painted frame and wraparound plastic rear window. For those with competition in mind, the windshield could be removed, and roadsters, like the Speedster and Convertible D, soon became popular in amateur sports car racing around the world.