CPR Classic is excited to offer this 1962 Porsche 356B Coupe that
underwent a complete ground-up restoration by CPR to the highest
CPR first acquired this 356B in 2013 as a nice running and driving
example that was in need of restoration. The car then went into
storage for a short period of time before being completely
disassembled and put through the lovely ground up restoration that
it now wears. First, the car was completely disassembled and
stripped to bare metal by hand. After the car was in bare metal,
the tub was evaluated and all necessary metal work was performed.
Lead was added where needed and the tub was metal finished ensuring
all panels and gaps were within factory specifications.
Following metal, the tub entered the undercoating shop where the
bottom was sealed and then re-undercoated to factory standards and
texture. The bottom was painted in the correct shade of black, then
the tub entered paint. While in paint, the exterior was sealed,
primed and heavily blocked to ensure lazer straight panels and an
outstanding foundation for the gorgeous paint the car wears. After
detailed preparation, the tub was finished in its correct shade of
Champagne Yellow using Glasurit paint. After the paint was applied,
the tub was baked in our Binks downdraft paint booth to ensure
proper curing and a robust final finish. The tub was then color
sanded to remove light orange peel and imperfections.
Following paint, the tub entered the assembly shop where it was
partially assembled before having the interior installed by
AutoBahn Interiors. The engine and gearbox are original to the car
and were completely overhauled in house. The engine received a
1720cc big-bore kit and now produces near 100hp. The engine upgrade
in combination with a taller fourth gear added to the transmission
make for a car that now drives at highway speeds with ease and
increases the overall driveability dramatically.
The only visible deviation from factory specifications on this 356
are the added 356C disc brakes which provide greatly improved
stopping power and continue to increase the driveability. CPR
Classic will re-install the original drum brakes and wheels if the
new owner would prefer to have them.
Upon completion of the restoration, the car remained in the
collection at CPR for several years before being sold to a local
client in the Riverside area. The car spent about three years with
its most recent owner and was used sparingly. CPR regularly
maintained and serviced it throughout this time and the car remains
in the same fully restored condition that it was finished in.
This 356B presents a wonderful opportunity to own a 356 that will
offer a better than new experience from both a driving standpoint
and cosmetically. If you are in the market for a 356 that can be
driven anywhere with confidence or shown immediately, this is a
must consider example.
1962 Porsche 356B
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