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Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500

Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500

Coupé, 1956

Highlights

  • Rare original 356 Carrera 1500 GS / GT Coupe
  • Completely traceable history
  • Previous owners: Wayne Baker, Bob Ingram, Yves Junne

1956 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1500 GS / GT Reutter Coupe

In 1955, the sports version of the 356 A, the “1500 GS” or Porsche Carrera with 100 hp appeared - named after the Carrera Panamericana long-distance race.

1956, 1957 and 1958 each won a "1500 GS Carrera" u. a. the Gran Turismo class up to 2 liters in the 1000 km race on the Nürburgring. Paul Ernst Straehle & Hans Joachim Walther achieved an average of 118.61 km / h in 1958 and were thus faster than the winner in the over 2 liter class. In 1959, the same team won the class with the “Carrera 1600 GT”.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Rare original 356 Carrera 1500 GS / GT Coupe - Completely traceable history - Previous owners: Wayne Baker, Bob Ingram, Yves Junne - Equipment & execution largely according to delivery condition German certificate 2+ - Birth certificate "matching numbers" & Kardex card - Mille Miglia Participant 2006 - extensive maintenance work to maintain value

A 356 Carrera is basically one of the most collectable Porsche models and a central highlight of every sophisticated collection. Especially if, like this example, it is a largely original vehicle that also has a special history.

This 356 A Carrera 1500 GS / GT Reutter Coupe has the characteristics of such a unique and exceptional vehicle. The completely documented history during the ownership time of all five owners since delivery are probably already a rarity. It is one of the few existing examples in which the originally installed engine is still installed ex works - according to the matching birth certificate and Kardex card. In addition, this vehicle stands out significantly, as the body and superstructure are still largely in the original substance. The equipment and design of the vehicle also almost correspond to the delivery condition. During the painting work in 2005, no significant corrosion-related damage was found and documented with images. This probably unique circumstance has already ensured a rare reference rating in the present extensive report by the renowned Porsche Klassik appraiser "Peter Deuschle" in 2018 and certified the car with a grade of 2+. In addition to the largely original substance and the original condition, the complete history and the birth certificate with "matching numbers", it is stated that: "The gap dimensions of flaps and doors fully correspond to the delivery condition."

The car has had the FIVA Pass since 2005, was a participant in the Milla Miglia 2006 and was used by well-known rally drivers at the Boxberg Classic Ralley in 2008 (picture). Therefore, this specimen is still ideally suited for use in historical rallies at the highest level.

The history of this vehicle reads like an exciting novel: On November 14, 1957, the vehicle was delivered to a US pilot in Japan. A short time later, he left Japan by vehicle and returned to his homeland, California. The car remained in his possession for most of its life and was kept very carefully and protected - depending on its condition - for 38 years. In 1995, for reasons of age, the car was handed over by the first owner to none other than Wayne Baker, a prominent racing driver and automobile enthusiast. He took over the car with the so-called "black plate", which is the unmistakable evidence of a vehicle at first hand.

Black plate

Wayne Baker won the Sebring races in 1983 with his legendary GTO 934. The car was in his care until 2005 and then moved to the Vice President of Motul Oil and also famous classic racing driver Yves Junne. Both already knew each other personally from different races.

Wayne Baker's winning triumph - 1983 Sebring

Wayne Baker has visited Yves Junnes many times in France and when Wayne raved about his 356 Carrera on one of his stays, Yves was immediately enthusiastic and finally bought the car for his participation in historic rallies. During this time the car was only painted once. Yves drove various rallies, including the Mille Miglia in 2006, together with Stanley Gold.

Mille Miglia 2006

From 2009 to 2011 the vehicle was part of the extraordinary "Bob Ingram Collection" for rare original and racing vehicles. His famous “Porsche People Collection” of rare vintage Porsche models is located in Durham, North Carolina in a listed building. The Ingram Collection includes 80 Porsche models.

Bob Ingram's "Porsche People Collection"

Fortunately, the current owner from Munich was able to purchase the car in 2011 when he met Bob Ingram and they both got along well straight away. Since then, the vehicle has been in one of the most important collections in Germany - the so-called "Greenforest Collection" - which aims to always put together the Porsche history with the most important models from all eras with a unique story or an irretrievable condition. Nevertheless, it is by no means a museum piece, as the vehicle was regularly moved and expertly looked after.

It is the only known specimen that not only has identical numbers, but also that the body is still in its original substance and the history is complete.

The engine and transmission run perfectly and precisely. The car was regularly and expertly moved by each of its owners. The current owner has had the vehicle serviced extensively since 2011 by MasterTech and Walter Reile's Classic Power company in southern Germany. These are probably one of the few points of contact for the special Fuhrmann vertical shaft motors that only a handful of specialist companies worldwide specialize in. At the same time as the vehicle was serviced there, Walter Röhrl's Mille Miglia 356 Carrera was also looked after at Classic Power. In addition to ongoing service work, extensive maintenance was last carried out on the vehicle in September 2018, so that the car is in a technically excellent and well-maintained condition.

Rally driver Walter Roehrl and his copilot Christian Geistdoerfer in the Porsche 356 Carrera with which they drove at the 2018 Mille Miglia.
Conclusion: This special 356 Carrera 1500 GS / GT Reutter Coupe offers the opportunity to purchase one of the last remaining copies, which is largely in the original and largely in the delivery condition, and has "matching numbers". Due to the careful and knowledgeable care, as well as the existing historical documents and the service intervals, this vehicle is not only in excellent condition. It therefore offers collectors of exceptional vehicles who appreciate originality the opportunity to purchase this extraordinary 356 Carrera. In addition, this vehicle is ideal for classic rallies such as the Mille Miglia. It is a constantly moving and serviced vehicle that is ready for immediate use. The seamlessly documented history, the reference of the previous owner and the commitment of prominent racing drivers who successfully participate in classic rallies make the vehicle also outstanding for any collection of unique items with an irretrievable history. Therefore, not only can this vehicle be assumed to be a unique collector's item, but there is also the rare opportunity that such a vehicle with this history is offered at all.

vehicle description

History:

Delivery on November 14th, 1956 by Mitsuwa Motors, Japan.

1956 to 1995 First owner: A US citizen stationed in Japan who took the car to California a short time after delivery. Until it was handed over to the second owner, the car had the so-called "black plate" there, ie clear evidence of first-hand ownership.

1995 to 2005 Second owner: Wayne Baker former professional racing driver, including Sebring 12 hour winner.

2005 to 2009 third holder: Yves Junne "Executive Vice President Module Oil"
2006 Mille Miglia starter number 326 Yves Junne & Stanley Gold 2008 Boxberg Classic starter number 70 Yves Junne & Martin Klein
The vehicle has had FIVA papers since 2005.

2009 to 2011 Fourth holder: Part of the exclusive "Bob Ingram Collection".

Since 2011 fifth owner private person and collector from Munich.
He is the owner and founder of the "Greenforest Collection". This has set itself the task of depicting the entire milestone in Porsche history with the exhibits.

Vehicle condition:

Extract from the expert opinion of Mr. Peter Deutsche:

Object / vehicle: Porsche 356 A Carrera 1500 GS; FIN 57883

The report was drawn up on the basis of:

A visual inspection of all vehicle assemblies - without dismantling.
A functional test carried out on all assemblies.
No test drive carried out.
The vehicle was inspected on a lifting platform.
The vehicle was identified using the vehicle identification number read off.

Features of the examined vehicle

The vehicle examined was produced as the "356 A Carrera 1500 GS Coupé" model and delivered to Japan in November 1956. At that time, the vehicle was equipped according to US specifications and painted in the color "polyantha red".
According to the documents submitted by the client in this regard, the vehicle was brought to the USA at a time that was not exactly known as part of a move. Overall, the vehicle was owned by the first owner until 1995.
Subsequently, the vehicle was owned by the second owner until 2005, during which time, in particular, wear parts of the engine were replaced.

From 2005 to 2009, the vehicle was then owned by the third owner who, among other things, took part in the 2006 Mille Miglia with the vehicle. In 2005 a
"FIVA identity card" issued. From 2005 to 2006 the vehicle was restored and then painted in the changed color "black".

The vehicle was acquired by the client in 2011 from an exclusive private collection in the USA. The vehicle was in this collection from 2009 to 2011.

The client is therefore the fifth owner of the vehicle. It is also significant for the vehicle that the body of the vehicle in particular was largely retained in its original substance and that no significant corrosion-related damage was found during the restoration.

VALUATION

Basics

When determining the value of the aforementioned vehicle, the following was particularly taken into account:

The substance of the body and body largely corresponds to the delivery condition.

The equipment and design of the vehicle largely correspond to the delivery condition.

The individual components of the vehicle largely correspond to the delivery condition.

The vehicle history is clearly documented.
The vehicle is classified as a vintage vehicle. Classified according to §23 StVZO.

From the expert's point of view, the average quotations for this vehicle type cannot be adopted unchanged for the vehicle being examined.

If the aforementioned statements were not / could not be checked during the assessment, the statements are based on information provided by the client. If necessary, this information must be proven by the client.

rating
According to the Classic Data system, the overall condition of the aforementioned vehicle is assessed with a condition grade of 2+ (two plus).

Based on the above explanations, the replacement value is for an actually comparable one
- to be procured at short notice from qualified specialist dealers -
Vehicle currently valued at:

790,000.00 EUR (seven-zero-zero-zero-zero EURO)

The market value of the examined vehicle is currently estimated by the expert at:

690,000.00 EUR (six-zero-zero-zero EURO)

In the aforementioned valuation, the following was particularly taken into account:

The average Classic Data quotations for this vehicle type in condition two plus currently show a replacement value of approx. 580,000.00 EUR.
In the event of a total loss, if an actually comparable replacement vehicle has to be purchased from a qualified specialist dealer at short notice, then the costs to be incurred are above the aforementioned average prices.
The costs currently to be incurred in the aforementioned replacement case are approx. 35% to 40% above the average quotations.
These increased replacement costs result in particular from the
The following “special features” of the examined vehicle.
The history of the vehicle is fully and comprehensibly documented.
The equipment and design of the vehicle largely correspond to the delivery condition; in particular, the read-off engine identification corresponds to the delivery condition.
Very extensive and value-retaining maintenance and repair work has currently been carried out on the vehicle.
A manufacturer certificate for the delivery status is available for the vehicle.

EXPERT FINDINGS

Findings on the condition of the vehicle
The following findings were made on the basis of the scope of the vehicle inspection / appraisal described under item 2. These findings are based in particular on a visual inspection of the assembly without dismantling - and are described for each assembly. If the performance of a functional test and / or a test drive is not noted under item 2 of the report, the following findings are based solely on a visual inspection without a functional test.
If the use of a lifting platform / test pit is not specified under item 2 of the report, the following relevant findings are based solely on the possible inspection without a lifting platform / test pit.

Drive assembly
The following was determined for the drive assembly:
Overall, the drive is in very good condition and in good condition.
The execution of this assembly is true to the original.
Evidently slight signs of wear were found on the assembly. A functional test was carried out.
When checking according to Item 2 could not be identified any deficiencies. When checking according to Item 2 was determined:
The motor identification read off corresponds to the delivery status.

Chassis / wheels / tires assembly
For the chassis / wheels / tires assembly it was determined:
Overall, the condition of the chassis and the wheels / tires is very well maintained.
The execution of this assembly is true to the original.
Evidently slight signs of wear were found on the assembly. A functional test was carried out.
When checking according to Item 2 could not be identified any deficiencies.

Brake system assembly
For the brake system assembly it was determined:
The care and maintenance condition of the brake system is overall very well maintained.
The execution of this assembly is true to the original.
Evidently slight signs of wear were found on the assembly. A functional test was carried out.
When checking according to Item 2 could not be identified any deficiencies.

Steering system assembly

For the steering system assembly it was determined:
The overall condition of the steering system is very well maintained.
The execution of this assembly is true to the original.
Evidently slight signs of wear were found on the assembly. A functional test was carried out.
When checking according to Item 2 could not be identified any deficiencies.

Cooling system assembly
For the cooling system assembly it was determined:
The care and maintenance condition of the cooling system is overall very well maintained.
The execution of this assembly is true to the original.
Evidently slight signs of wear were found on the assembly. A functional test was carried out.
When checking according to Item 2 could not be identified any deficiencies.

Heating / ventilation assembly
The following was determined for the heating / ventilation assembly:
The overall condition of the heating and ventilation system is very well maintained.
The execution of this assembly is true to the original.
Evidently slight signs of wear were found on the assembly. A functional test was carried out.
When checking according to Item 2 could not be identified any deficiencies.

Electrical system assembly
The following was determined for the electrical system assembly:
The care and maintenance condition of the electrical system is overall very well maintained.
The execution of this assembly is true to the original.
Evidently slight signs of wear were found on the assembly. A functional test was carried out.
When checking according to Item 2 could not be identified any deficiencies.

Assembly / body / (frame)
For the assembly / body / (frame) it was determined:
The overall condition of the superstructure / body / (frame) is very well maintained.
The execution of this assembly is true to the original.
The glazing is undamaged.
The attachments are complete.
Apparently it was found:
Slight signs of wear on the structure / body
Slight signs of wear on the attachments.
Slight signs of wear on the glazing.

The gap dimensions of flaps and doors fully correspond to the delivery condition.
When checking according to Item 2 could not be identified any deficiencies. When checking according to Item 2 was determined:
The measured layer thickness of the outer skin paint is 301 µm to 985 µm.
The exterior paintwork was in a - compared to the delivery condition
- changed color tone properly and professionally renewed.
At the time of delivery, the vehicle was painted in the color “polyanthate red”.

Engine compartment
It was found:
The overall condition of the engine compartment is in very good condition.
The design of the engine compartment is true to the original.
Apparently slight signs of wear and tear were found in the engine compartment.
When checking according to Item 2 could not be identified any deficiencies.

Passenger compartment was found:
The overall condition of the passenger compartment and its equipment is very well maintained.
The design of the passenger compartment is true to the original.
Apparently, slight signs of use were found in the passenger compartment with its equipment.
When checking according to Item 2 could not be identified any deficiencies.

Luggage room
It was found:
The overall condition of the luggage compartment is very well maintained.
The design of the luggage compartment is true to the original.
Apparently, slight signs of use were found in the luggage compartment.

When checking according to Item 2 could not be identified any deficiencies.

Special equipment:

headrest

Seat belts on both sides

Sealed beam headlights

Chromed rims

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Specifications

Year of construction: 1956
Model: 356 Pre-A 1500
Body: Coupé
Series: 356
Mileage: 61960 km
Power: 100 HP
Cylinder capacity: 1,5 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: Beige
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: Black
Matching numbers: yes
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes
Country of first delivery: Japan

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