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

Vehicle Description

1962 Porsche 356B 1600 Karmann Hardtop

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 Records)

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 sorted.

Vehicle Details

  • 1962 Porsche 356B
  • Listing ID: CC-1617569
  • Price: $109,000
  • Location:Costa Mesa, California
  • Year:1962
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:356B
  • Exterior Color:Ruby Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:22887
  • Stock Number:10564 PCH
  • VIN:202118
Listed By:
European Collectibles
1665 Babcock Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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