For Sale: 1962 Porsche 356B in Costa Mesa, California

Vehicle Description

1962 Porsche 356B Super-90 Coupe

• VIN 118461
• Completed on November 17, 1961
• Engine No. 804421 - Matching
• The 860th of 1,349 T6 Reutter Coupes produced in 1961

According to the original build sheet, VIN 118461 was originally sold by Competition Motors in Hollywood, California to the first owner, Mr. Leary, in Downey, California. Finished in its factory color combination of Oslo Blue (6203) with a Red leatherette upholstery. The paintwork benefits from a recent windows out repaint and shows well with the brightwork. The upholstery is in excellent condition with a factory steering wheel, refinished VDO instrumentation with chrome bezels, and a Porsche radio delete plate. The undercarriage is in pristine condition and the suspension is detailed.

This 356 was completely disassembled, stripped down to the bare metal, and refinished in its factory exterior color. It was reassembled with new decos, rubbers, and brightwork. A complete new interior was installed including Red German vinyl, oatmeal German square weave carpets, new rubber floor mats, and an ivory headliner. The undercarriage was stripped to bare metal and was recoated with German Wurth undercoat. All the suspension components have been refinished, new sound deadening was installed while the engine was out, and the engine was detailed with all the sheet metal powder coated.

Mechanically powered by a matching Super-90 1600cc flat-four engine producing 90 horsepower paired to a 4-speed manual 741 transmission with a four-wheel drum braking system. Complete with Kardex, spare tire, and recent service records. A very rare opportunity to acquire a Super-90 356B Coupe in a stunning color combination.

History
In late 1959 significant styling and technical refinements gave rise to the 356B (a T5 body type). The mid-1962 356B model was changed to the T6 body type (twin engine lid grilles, an external fuel filler in the right front wing/fender, and a larger rear window in the coupe). It is interesting to note that the Porsche factory didn't call attention to these quite visible changes with a different model designation. However, when the T6 got disc brakes, with no other visible alterations, they called it the model C, or the SC when it had the optional extra powerful engine.

Vehicle Details

  • 1962 Porsche 356B
  • Listing ID: CC-1604542
  • Price: $139,500
  • Location:Costa Mesa, California
  • Year:1962
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:356B
  • Exterior Color:Oslo Blue
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:97333
  • Stock Number:Po4188
  • VIN:118461
Listed By:
European Collectibles
1665 Babcock Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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