CPR is delighted to offer this 1962 Porsche 356 Twin Grille
Roadster finished in Bali Blue over a brown leather interior. This
example went through a ground-up every-nut-and-bolt restoration
here at CPR and was completed to the highest standards.
CPR first purchased this Roadster in 2013 as a complete example
that required a total restoration. The car was stored for a period
of time before entering the restoration shop to receive the lovely
top-level CPR restoration the car now wears.
First, the car was completely disassembled and stripped to bare
metal by hand. We do not media blast or acid dip our vehicles as it
can compromise the integrity of the existing metal. The tub then
entered our metal shop, where it was comprehensively metal worked
and brought back to factory specifications in all areas. Lead was
added where needed and all panel gaps were set to factory
standards. The tub received new floors for cosmetic purposes as the
originals were fairly weathered from years of use.
Following the metal process, the tub was moved to our paint
preparation shop, where it spent several hundred hours being
sealed, primed, and extensively blocked to ensure laser-straight
panels with an excellent foundation for the paint to be applied.
The undercarriage was undercoated to factory standards and finished
in the correct shade of black. A final layer of primer was added,
and then the last blocking was performed before the gorgeous Bali
Blue Glasurit paint was applied. Following paint application, the
tub was baked in our Binks down-draft paint booth to guarantee a
solid chip-resistant finish. A full color sand and buff was
performed to complete the process and give the tub the vibrant,
deep finish it wears now.
Following paint, the car was partially assembled before being sent
to Autobahn Interiors in Sorrento Valley to have the complete Fawn
leather interior installed. Square weave carpet was installed
throughout, and a black top with a matching tonneau cover was
installed. The car then returned to CPR, and the final assembly was
The drivetrain was fully overhauled during the restoration. The
gearbox was rebuilt in-house, where a complete overhaul was
performed, including a new gearset, synchros, bearings, mainshaft,
and a detailed blasting and refinish to the case. The engine was
rebuilt in-house as well and upgraded with a 1720cc big bore kit.
The engine now produces near 100hp and allows the car to drive
comfortably at highway speeds.
This Twin Grille Roadster is the definition of a properly sorted
356. The fit and finish of every surface, gap, and fixture are
second to none. The car is inviting from the moment you step in
until the moment you put her away for the evening. Everything,
including the power delivery from the engine, the feel of the shift
linkage, the clutch, the brake pedal feel, and the chassis dynamic,
is terrific and begs to be exercised.
If you are in the market for a Twin Grille Roadster that looks the
part of a Concours car in all facets and drives better than a new
example ever would have, this is a must-consider car. Ready for
immediate delivery anywhere in the world. You absolutely don't want
to miss this spectacular Roadster.