Vehicle Identification Number: 202118
Production Completion Date: 12/20/1961
Engine Number: 607637 (Matches Factory Records)
Transmission Number: 52217 (Matches Factory Records)
Exterior Paint Color: Ruby Red (Matches Factory Records)
Interior Color and Material: Black Leatherette (Matches Factory
The 356 Karmann Hardtop or "notchback" as they are commonly
referred to were built by Karmann for Porsche during the 1961 and
1962 model years (only) and are an interesting part of 356 history.
Despite only being built for two model years, they are quite
different. The 1961 model, built on the T5 chassis, began life as a
Reutter cabriolet and then had hardtops permanently welded to the
body. The 1962 models were built as coupes and received their roof
structure during production of the rest of the body.
This Ruby Red example is well-known to European Collectibles and
has been through our inventory a few times in the past fifteen
years. It is a nice driver with high quality paintwork that is
showing some flaws but is very presentable overall. The black vinyl
interior is lightly broken it and has soft comfortable seats,
oatmeal-colored carpets, and correct rubber mats. The
period-correct interior gauges and radio are in excellent working
condition. The "matching numbers" 60HP 1,600cc engine starts with
ease and runs beautifully. This is a very nice driver that was
driven regularly by its most recent owner and is very well
1962 Porsche 356B
Location:Costa Mesa, California
Exterior Color:Ruby Red
Stock Number:10564 PCH
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