For Sale: 1960 Porsche 356B in Costa Mesa, California

Vehicle Description

1960 Porsche 356B T5 Roadster

• VIN 87163
• One of 560 T5 Roadsters produced in the first run of 1959
• Completed November 27, 1959

Early Drauz Roadster, VIN 87163, is the 332nd, "Single Grill", T5 Roadster produced in 1959. According to the Kardex, this Roadster was delivered by Walter Gl�ckler Porsche in Frankfurt, Germany's first Porsche dealer. The original color was one of four special ordered colors, Condor Yellow (6010) with a Black interior. The exterior is complete with bumpers, badging, glass, soft top, and decks and doors. The interior originally featured black leatherette comfort seats, dash, and door panels. Equipped with a factory steering wheel, VDO instrumentation, and a Blaupunkt radio that works.

Mechanically powered by a 1600cc flat-four engine No. P 710840 (type 616/15) that produces 75 hp paired to the matching 4-speed manual transmission No. 33342 (type 741) with a four-wheel drum braking system. The original engine No. P 600915 was a Normal with 60 horsepower. On October 13, 1966, at 82,512 Km, Gl�ckler Porsche installed a factory replacement engine KD P 701803. Complete with a Porsche Kardex, owner's manual, and spare tire. This Roadster is a great running open 356 that drives very well and can be used in as-is condition or would make an excellent candidate for a future restoration.

History
Porsche's popular 356 Roadster was introduced for the 1960 model year as a replacement of the one-year-only Convertible D, the Speedster's more civilized successor. The new T-5 Roadster brought several marked changes in appearance. The front fenders and headlamps were raised, as were both the front and rear bumpers, to better deal with urban parking. New vertical bumper guards also helped in that respect. New brake-cooling intakes were added to the nose below the front bumper.

The Roadster shared many of the comfort attributes of the Convertible D, including roll-up windows, comfortable seats, and a well-constructed convertible top with a tan-painted frame and large wraparound plastic rear window. For those with competition in mind, the windshield could be removed, and roadsters, like the Speedster and Convertible D, soon became popular in amateur sports car racing around the world.

Vehicle Details

  • 1960 Porsche 356B
  • Listing ID: CC-1609335
  • Price: $132,500
  • Location:Costa Mesa, California
  • Year:1960
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:356B
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:83189
  • Stock Number:Po4241
  • VIN:87163
Listed By:
European Collectibles
1665 Babcock Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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