For Sale: 1959 Porsche 356 in Fallbrook, California

Vehicle Description

CPR Classic is elated to offer this elegant 1959 Porsche 356 Convertible D that underwent a complete restoration here at CPR Classic back in 2009 and was completed in 2011. Finished in the lovely color combination of Silver over a Red leather interior, this Convertible D is a head-turner from all angles.

CPR purchased the car back in 2009 from an owner in Southern California and underwent a detailed two-year restoration that was completed in 2011. The car arrived to us as a complete, straight example with minimal rust but was in need of a full restoration. Following the completion of the car in 2011, it was shown at that year's Dana Point 356 Concours where it took second place in the show.

First, the car was completely disassembled and stripped to bare metal by hand. Then the tub entered our metal shop, where it was 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.

Following the metalwork process, the tub was moved to our paint preparation shop, where it spent several hundred hours being sealed, primed, and extensively blocked. A final layer of primer was added, and then the last block was performed before the stunning Silver Glasurit two-stage paint was applied. Following paint application, the tub was baked in our Binks down-draft paint booth to ensure a strong chip-resistant finish. Finally, a full color-sand and buff were performed to complete the process and give the tub the vibrant, deep finish you see now.

The car was sent to Autobahn Interiors in Sorrento Valley to have the entire Red leather interior installed. Correct square weave carpet was installed, and a black top with a black tonneau cover complete the aesthetic.

The drivetrain was overhauled during the restoration. The gearbox was overhauled in-house, where it received a rebuild, including a new gear set, synchros, bearings, main shaft, and a detailed blasting and refinish to the case. The engine was overhauled in-house at CPR and upgraded with a 1720cc big bore kit. The engine now produces nearly 100hp and allows the car to drive comfortably at highway speeds.

In late 2011 the car was sold to a long-time CPR client in St. Louis where it resided for the past 11 years. During the single ownership following restoration, the car traveled 4,900 miles and now shows 4,990 total miles since restoration. Service for the last decade was carried out by renowned Porsche specialist Reid Vann in St. Louis. It is not often that one of our restored Porsche Convertible D's come available for immediate purchase. Although this restoration is 11 years old and has accumulated nearly 5,000 miles since it was completed, the car has weathered remarkably well and still presents today as a fine example of a CPR-restored vehicle. Don't miss this lovely 356 D.

Vehicle Details

  • 1959 Porsche 356
  • Listing ID: CC-1661509
  • Price: Contact Seller
  • Location:Fallbrook, California
  • Year:1959
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:356
  • Exterior Color:Silver
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:4997
  • Stock Number:2713
  • VIN:86621
Listed By:
CPR Classic Sales
501 Industrial Way
Fallbrook, CA 92028

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