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For Sale: 1959 Porsche 356A in Costa Mesa, California

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1959 Porsche 356A T2 Cabriolet

The 228th out of 943 - 356A T2 Cabriolets produced in late 1959
Normal 1600cc engine (P73314) - matching
Transmission 644 (26539) - matching

According to the Certificate of Authenticity, this Cabriolet was originally finished in Ivory and the interior color was not recorded. Options include; Dunlop tires, Boge shocks absorbers, sealed beam headlights, two tops (a hardtop and a soft top), original steering wheel with deluxe horn ring, and US overrider bumpers. This is a very dry and rust-free 356 project, finished in Signal Red with Beige interior. The paintwork is in very good condition. The interior is complete with a dash top, front seats, rear seats, and door panels. However, it will need new carpets and the soft top to be upholstered. The 356 is not running or driving, it will need the fuel system to be gone through, brakes to be rebuilt, and the overall mechanical condition of the engine and transmission are unknown. Matching number engine (P73314), and transmission (26539) per Certificate of Authenticity. It is becoming very difficult to find good Cabriolet projects. This is a great opportunity to purchase a matching number open 356 needing a little work at a reasonable entry-level price.


- 60 horsepower, 1,582 cc OHV air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine
- Dual Zenith 32 carburetors
- Four-speed manual 716 transmission (1959 only)
- Independent front suspension with laminated torsion bars
- Parallel trailing arms
- Independent rear swing axles with torsion bars
- Four tubular shock absorbers
- Four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes
- Wheelbase: 82.7 in.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1388616
  • Price:$119,500
  • Location:Costa Mesa, California
  • Year:1959
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:356A
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:8937
  • Stock Number:Po3926
  • VIN:151760