Lot 225: 1961 Porsche 356 B 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 cars sparkling performance. The reliability was further enhanced whilst Porsche also made a few subtle aesthetic tweaks, all of which upped the original cars 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. With the B, Porsche introduced subtly revised bodywork for the 356, the cars built between September 1959 and August 1961 often being referred to as T-5 versions. They nevertheless retained all the hallmarks that had made the 356 great. The rear seats were lowered to optimise headroom and also split centrally in order to facilitate three passengers and their luggage - should such a feat be required.Originally registered in 1961 and then subsequently imported from the United States in 1999. This fine example was restored once its feet were back on German soil. The interior is beautifully finished in dark blue leather with a restored hood and Nardi steering wheel. Structurally, there have been some improvements. New floor pans and sills have been fitted with the result that the car has many years of motoring left in her. Creature comforts are limited although there is a Blaupunkt stereo installed and peace of mind in the shape of a current TUV certificate and emissions report. Complete with full documentation, this high quality manual example is ready to go.Fr viele Porsche-Kenner ist der 356 Roadster der beste Kompromiss zwischen dem Cabriolet und dem Speedster, verbindet er doch ein stabiles, wetterfestes Stoffdach mit der eleganten Karrosserielinie, sowohl bei offenem als auch geschlossenem Verdeck. Dieseer 356 fand 1999 seinen Weg zurck aus Amerika nach Deutschland, wo er einer umfangreichen Restaurierung unterzogen wurde. Der Unterboden des Wagen wurde komplett erneuert, das Interieur wurde mit dunkelblauem Leder ausgeschlagen, das Verdeck ist fast neu, so dass er noch viele Jahre gefahren werden kann. Mit ausfhrlicher Dokumentation und aktuellem TUV.
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