Lot 130: Porsche 356B Roadster
Throughout 356B production Porsche introduced some of the most significant developments ever made on the 356. Improvements were focused upon handling, ride and refinement as well as their little sports car's sparkling performance. The reliability was further enhanced whilst Porsche also made a few subtle aesthetic tweaks, all of which upped the original car's appeal and firmly established it as by far the best car in its class. The 356B also marked the arrival of a new body style, the Roadster, which replaced Porsche's much-loved Speedster and subsequent Convertible D.
Registered in 1960, this stunning, matching number 356B Roadster was fitted with the desirable 60 HP engine from new. Recently repatriated from West Coast of the United States to Europe this stunning little Roadster is finished in Factory-Correct Ruby Red Paint. The black interior complements the stunning exterior beautifully and benefits from an upgraded wood-rimmed VDM steering wheel.
Chassis 88221 comes complete with several notable accessories including a rare Leitz luggage rack , headlamp stone guards, Hella fog lamps, tonneau cover, owner's manual and a tool kit.
Right from the start, the 356 appealed to buyers for its high build quality and stunning, sleek and aerodynamic looks. With the price of matching number 356 Speedsters now making over 300,000 USD , the Roadster offers a very comparable alternative at a fraction of the cost. With the recent work to both mechanics and cosmetics this charming little sports car has looks and also the performance to delight its next owner.
Complete with history file, Porsche certificate of authenticity and with EU taxes paid, this matching numbers Roadster in arguably the best colour combination is ready to be enjoyed by its new owner. Surely a 'blue chip' investment and one of the most desirable 356s on the market.
Coys, Essen, Germany
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||€125000|
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|Number of doors||2|