1960 PORSCHE 356B ROADSTER
Schätzpreis: 45.000 $ - 65.000 $
Zuschlagspreis: 52.875 $
1960 PORSCHE 356B ROADSTER Chassis No. 88576 Engine No. 603 909 Metallic silver with red leather interior and black soft top Engine: four cylinder, pushrod, air cooled, twin Zenith carburetors, 1,582cc., 60bhp at 4,500rpm; Gearbox: four-speed manual; Suspension: independent front and rear; Brakes: four wheel drums. Left hand drive. When the Porsche 356 was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in the Autumn of 1955 the motoring press responded to it with a positive and strong reaction. An article on the sporty new car published in Autocar raved, to drive a Porsche is to experience a new form of motoring, so refreshingly different is it from the usual run of vehicles . The reaction was consistent across the board and the little cars gained themselves a loyal following of their own. Over the course of the next several years, Porsche altered the body design only minimally, and rather than implement drastic body changes, they offered a variety of powerplants instead. However, in November 1959 they did introduce the new 356B that had the T-5 body featuring higher bumpers and slightly raised headlights. The interior was also slightly revised with split seatbacks allowing extra luggage room as required. The predecessor to the Speedster, the Roadster has more luxury, a taller windscreen and wind-up windows, all ensuring a comfortable driving environment. This 1960 356B Roadster with matching numbers is believed to have been originally a California black plate car. It was restored during the mid-1990s for noted Porsche collector Mr. Kurt Carlson of Illinois and Florida who decided to keep the original leather seats and door panels, given their wonderful patina. The panel fit is described as being superb in every regard with no signs of any accident damage or previous rust repairs. Factory fitted options include the horn ring steering wheel, Blaupunkt radio, clock and full tonneau. Chrome wheel rims are now fitted along with the Hazet tool kit that accompanies the jack and spare wheel. A correct Owner's manual is also supplied. The interior has been neatly fitted with the later style shoulder seat belts for safety. The Porsche was acquired by Mr. Paul Erickson of Jacksonville, Florida in November 1999 and the service records indicate recent work by Franz Lent of Franz Foreign Car Service in Jacksonville, FL. Franz was the Porsche trained technician who helped campaign the now famous Smothers Brothers 908, and who worked for Max Hoffman and Vasek Polak. With the attractive and desirable factory color of Porsche silver metallic, this is a very tidy example of the popular and sporting 356B Roadster. WITHOUT RESERVE
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