Porsche 356 B 1600 Super Roadster

Porsche 356 B 1600 Super Roadster

Roadster, 1962


  • Light Ivory
  • Roadster
  • Full leather interior in red!

1962 Porsche 356B Twin Grille Roadster

CPR Classic is delighted to offer this lovely 1962 Porsche 356 S Twin-Grille Roadster that has just finished a complete restoration. This example remains numbers-matching to include its original engine, gearbox, and body panels. The original color combination was Ivory over red vinyl. During the restoration, the decision was made to change the car’s exterior color from Ivory to Light Ivory and to refinish the interior in full red leather.

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This example was purchased by a long-time CPR Client several years ago as a very straight, fairly rust-free project that was complete, but in need of a full restoration. The client that purchased this Roadster has restored a multitude of 356s over the years, many of which have been sold through CPR after completion. This 62′ Twin-Grille represents his most recently completed example and is now being offered by CPR Classic.

Upon the arrival of the unrestored project, our client completely disassembled the car to the tub and stripped it to bare metal. Necessary metal work was performed and then the car was placed in heavy primer to prepare it for paint. The undercarriage was also stripped to bare metal and re-undercoated with the correct textures and finished in the correct shade of black. The exterior spent several hundred hours being blocked and scrutinized to ensure a proper foundation for paint to be applied. Once deemed suitable, the tub was refinished in single-stage Light Ivory and allowed to cure.

The car then began assembly and was first made a roller by installing all of the refinished suspension and braking components. The matching numbers gearbox was overhauled by Rancho Transaxle and reinstalled. After partial assembly, the car was sent to K&H Interiors where a full red leather interior was installed with the correct square-weave carpet. The matching numbers engine was overhauled by the client’s engine builder and installed in the car.

The car arrived at CPR partially assembled and we were tasked with completing the restoration and performing all necessary sorting.

CPR performed the following work upon arrival of the partially assembled Roadster:

-Overhauled steering box
-Installed new steering dampener
-Installed restored heater controls, control rods, and guide tube
-Corrected minor cosmetic issues with engine plating and surface finishes
-Installed restored heater boxes and exhaust system
-Stripped gas tank to bare metal, refinished in the correct shade and installed in the car
-Installed correct trunk insulation
-Installed hood and decklid latches and cables
-Installed wiper motors, arms, and blades
-Refit all body panels and glass to ensure factory tolerances
-Installed repainted door jamb covers
-Installed emergency brake housing and cables.
-Sorted all of the vehicle’s electrical (ex. lights, turn signals, switches)
-Installed new interior control knobs
-Sorted all suspension and braking systems. Refinished drums, and installed new kingpins.
-Installed all body and door plugs
-Installed new tires and wheel covers
-Performed full mechanical setup, sorting, and tuning
-Test drive and break-in miles

Upon completion of the work performed above, we completely color-sanded and buffed the exterior to remove light imperfections and prep the car for delivery. The result of the work performed is a lovely 356 Twin-Grille Roadster that shows exceptionally well and drives outstandingly. Only 248 Twin-Grilles were produced by Porsche, and this example now presents an opportunity to own one of Porsche’s rarest 356 models.

If you are in the market for an outstanding Roadster that has just benefitted from a multitude of restoration work to elevate the car to the level it shows today, this is a must-consider example.

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Year of construction: 1962
Model: 356 B 1600 Super Roadster
Body: Roadster
Series: 356
Power: 75 HP
Cylinder capacity: 1,6 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: Red
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: Beige/Brown
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Light Ivory
Matching numbers: yes
Condition: Fully restored
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes
Car location: USUnited States

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