chassis #: 108405
engine #: 84363
gearbox #: 28812
paint #: 608 (silver metallic)

Just out of a previous 15 year ownership, this long-term California car sports the extremely rare, from new, combination of a 'Sunroof Coupe' mated with the very desirable '1600 Super' engine. According to some estimates, only 5% of the total production run of 356 Coupes were ordered with the factory sunroof option (+/-140 in 1959), and of those, far fewer still were Supers.

The car sports a high quality, 15+ year, restoration in the original colors of silver metallic paint over black interior, which has held up very nicely with glossy unblemished paint and unworn upholstery. Recent service from legendary Porsche mechanics at Schneider Autohaus of Santa Barbara, CA include an engine rebuild 3k miles ago (costing $10,500) and brakes 100 miles ago, receipts of which are on file.

The Kardex, a copy of which is posted in the photo gallery, shows that this is a very late production (delivered to Max Hoffman in New York 9/7/59), matching numbers, US delivery, 356A Coupe with factory sunroof. Also posted are screenshots from that show the chassis and engine numbers correspond with original 1959 1600 Super specs from new.

The car comes with the original (recently refinished) bumper overriders, spare, jack, some small tools, handbook, and a bunch of spare odds and ends (like a cool period gas can and seal beam headlights).

This is a rare opportunity to purchase such a unique and desirable late Porsche 356A that needs nothing mechanically and isn't so overly restored that you'd feel guilty driving it regularly.

As the period 1950's U.S. Max Hoffman-Porsche advertisement shown in the picture gallery accurately states: " the Porsche driver's seat are at the exact center of gravity of a perfectly balanced automobile. You enjoy complete harmony with the Porsche's movement, just as the Porsche (with its superb rear-engine power plant, servo-mesh transmission, torsion bar suspension and giant sized brakes) responds instantly to your every command. Driver and motor car become one, in a thrilling partnership of road mastery."

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