For Sale: 1961 Porsche 356B in St. Ann, Missouri

Vehicle Description

  • SPECTACULAR NO EXPENSE SPARED CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE WINNING RESTORATION!
  • MULTIPLE SHOW WINNER INCLUDING BEST OF SHOW
  • JUST RELEASED FROM A RESPECTED PRIVATE COLLECTION
  • MATCHING NUMBERS EXAMPLE!
  • STUNNING FACTORY COLOR!
  • RARE AND DESIRABLE MATCHING NUMBERS 1600 SUPER ENGINE
  • DRIVES AND PERFORMS AS NEW
  • ACCOMPANIED BY OWNER’S MANUAL, FACTORY KARDEX, TOOLKIT, AND PORSCHE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
  • ONE OF APPROXIMATELY 1,985 BUILT!
  • SIMPLY ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES WE HAVE SEEN IN YEARS!
  • TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL!
  • A DREAM FOR THE PORSCHE COLLECTOR

OPTIONS INCLUDE:

  • 4-SPEED MANUAL TRANSAXLE
  • 4-WHEEL INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION
  • FRONT DISC – REAR DRUM BRAKES
  • LEATHER SEATS
  • COCO MATS
  • BLAUPUNKT AM/FM RADIO
  • HUBCAPS WITH PORSCHE CRESTS
  • VENTILATED STEEL WHEELS

 

Because of their high level of finish and many luxurious amenities, Porsche cabriolets were quite expensive. The 356 B 1600 Normal Cabriolet carried a base price of $3,962 FOB New York, according to a 1960 price list from Hoffman Motors, the New York importer. That was about a hundred dollars more than a new Corvette. The 1600 Super versions and Carrera versions were even more costly. Porsche cabriolets were extremely well built by Reutter, adjacent to the Porsche Works in Zuffenhausen, and were very comfortable all-weather touring automobiles. Adjustable seatbacks and good soundproofing provided occupants with a smooth and reasonably quiet ride at high speeds.

 

Offered here is a magnificent matching-numbers example of the desirable and luxurious  1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super T5 Cabriolet by Reutter, a truly iconic and timeless sportscar. According to a copy of the original factory Kardex (production record), this very car – chassis no. 154890 – was completed at Porsche’s Zuffenhausen-based factory on March 10th, 1961. The new 356 Cabriolet was a desirable Super model, giving the 1.6-Liter flat-four engine an extra boost of 25% more horsepower over the normal, base version. The new Porsche was painted stunning Signal Red – as it appears today. Factory options fitted to 154890 included ventilated chrome wheels shod on Dunlop tires, and Porsche’s Anti-theft locking device of the time, which essentially was a locking mechanism of the gear lever.

 

The new Porsche 356B 1600 Super T5 Cabriolet was dispatched from Zuffenhausen on March 20th, 1961 and was delivered new as a European Tourist Delivery to Mr. Carl W. Rankin of Timonium, Maryland. It was meticulously maintained for many years until being subject to a spectacular no-expense-spared Concours d’Elegance winning restoration and is now ready for its next caretaker. We are proud to offer what we believe to be one of the very best restored Porsche 356B Cabriolets on the market today. Accompanying this investment-grade 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super T5 Cabriolet are its original driving manual, production records, Kardex, and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Offered to the most demanding collector, investor, or enthusiast who aspires to acquire only the very best!

 

Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years, with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014, and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

Vehicle Details

  • 1961 Porsche 356B
  • Listing ID: CC-1580056
  • Price: $269,900
  • Location:St. Ann, Missouri
  • Year:1961
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:356B
  • Exterior Color:Signal Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Flat 4
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:407738
  • VIN:154891
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes

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Daniel Schmitt & Co.
3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63074
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