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Porsche 356 Pre-A 1300

Porsche 356 Pre-A 1300

Coupé, 1951


  • Very early copy 10/1951 with a split disc
  • Extensively restored
  • FIVA pass

1951 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1300 in Radium Green!

As is well known, the Porsche 356 is the first series model from Porsche and was produced in four model generations from 1948 to 1965. Particularly rare and sought-after examples of the 356 series are the vehicles that were built between 1948 and 1955.

A special feature of this original 356 (also called "Vor-A") is the two-part windshield made of tempered glass with a central bar. Since curved glass was too expensive, all vehicles were given an angled windshield that was split in two in the middle. From model year 1952, this was replaced by a one-piece disc with a kink in the middle, which makes the vehicles that left the factory before 1952 all the more popular.

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Price: EUR 445,000


Bastian Voigt Collectors Cars GmbH
Zedernstraße 14
33415 Verl
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According to the book by Jürgen Barth and Gustav Büsing, only 353 of the Porsche 356 1300 Coupé with split disc offered here were built in 1951 and it is still one of the first 1000 Porsches ever built. Very few of these early Porsches have survived to this day.

The 1.3L 4-cylinder boxer engine has an output of 32 kW / 44 hp.

This very early example of the 356 1300 Coupé was delivered and registered on October 12, 1951 at the Swiss Volkswagen and Porsche dealer Neue AMAG (Automobil- und Motoren AG) in Bad Schinznach in the color radium green (510).

The vehicle changed hands for the first time in August 1960, but it remained in Switzerland. In 2011 the vehicle was sold to Italy and placed in a collection. During this time an extensive restoration of the vehicle was carried out in Italy.

After three years, the car changed hands for the last time and has been owned by a car enthusiast in Germany ever since. There is also a report on the vehicle from this year. In 2014 the original unsynchronized gearbox was exchanged for a synchronized NOS gearbox. However, the original gearbox is included with the vehicle.

As part of the restoration, the vehicle was completely dismantled, except for the body shell, and all signs of corrosion were removed. The body was then completely painted in the original radium green color. The underside of the vehicle is painted black - as in the original condition. All chrome parts have also been completely reworked and chrome-plated. As part of the restoration, all rubber seals were also replaced.

The electrical system has also been completely revised. New cables were laid, the lighting parts were revised and partially replaced by replicas. The very rare Veigel instruments (speedometer and rev counter) have also been completely redesigned.

The interior of the vehicle has also been completely redesigned. The covers used for door panels, seat panels and carpeting correspond to the original of the vehicle. The original wooden strips on the windows were sanded and given a high-gloss finish.

The mechanical part of the vehicle was also dismantled as part of the restoration. The axles have been completely revised, the axle parts have been painted as individual parts, all wear parts have been replaced and four new Koni shock absorbers have been installed. The brake system was also completely dismantled. New brake lines were laid - with new brake and master cylinders, new documents and revised brake drums. The engine is the original engine type 506 and thus a 1300 engine, which was only used by Porsche in this type designation in the period 1951-1952.

The car can be viewed at any time by arrangement with us in 33415 Verl. A lifting platform is of course available to you for this.

Please contact us if you are interested in further information.

We create our descriptions and advertisements very conscientiously and carefully. Nevertheless, we ask for your understanding that the information given here is non-binding and does not represent guaranteed properties. We are not liable for errors, input errors and data transmission errors and reserve the right to make changes and prior sale. In this case, the sale takes place on behalf of the customer without showing the sales tax.

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Year of construction: 1951
Initial registration date: October 1951
Model: 356 Pre-A 1300
Body: Coupé
Series: 356
Mileage: 99999 km
Power: 44 HP
Cylinder capacity: 1,3 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: Beige
Interior material: Fabric/Leather combination
Exterior color: Green
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Radium Grün 510
Condition: Fully restored
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes
Country of first delivery: Italy

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