Porsche 356A 1600 1958 – SPRZEDANE

Jego popularna wówczas w Niemczech nazwa to „Porsche Damen” czyli po prostu damskie Porsche. Jednak nie dajmy się zwieść jego opływowym liniom i eleganckiemu wykończeniu wnętrza, w którym widać dbałość o najdrobniejszy detal. Według testu z października 1958, Porsche 356A 1600 to najlepsze produkcyjne auto nastawione na osiągi. Dla dziennikarza Autocar pierwsze wrażenia z jazdy dają poczucie maniery zaczerpniętej z wyścigowych jednostek, pozycja za kierownicą jest wygodna, a wnętrze urządzone jest w koncepcji formy podążającej za funkcją. Od lat 50-tych tak na prawdę niewiele się zmieniło; 356A 1600 nadal jest niezwykle cenionym okazem, mogącym zaskoczyć pozytywnie za kierownicą niejednego niedowiarka. Przepiękne Porsche 356A 1600 Coupé z czerwonym nadwoziem zamieszkiwało w USA, skąd importowane zostało do Anglii. 25 lat w jednych rękach, odrestaurowane w 2016 roku po ostatnią śrubkę, polakierowane zostało w oryginalnym kolorze Ruby Red. Z piękną brązową skórą we wnętrzu, wyposażone w wydech w stylu Sebring, który dodaje mu trochę mocy i wzbogaca brzmienie, sprzedane zostało za 78220 funtów czyli około 375911 złotych.

Link: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24120/lot/281/

Lot 281
1958 PORSCHE 356A 1600 COUPÉ
£75,000 – 95,000
PLN 360,000 – 450,000
THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED SALE
Collector’s Motor Cars and Automobilia
30 Jun 2017, 14:00 BST

CHICHESTER, GOODWOOD

1958 Porsche 356A 1600 Coupé
Registration no. 646 UYT
Chassis no. 102310

*Sold new in the USA
*Professionally restored in the UK in 2016
*12-volt electrics
*All restoration bills and photographs available
*Excellent condition

FOOTNOTES
Although Ferdinand Porsche had established his independent automotive design consultancy in the early 1930s, his name would not appear on a car until 1949. When it did, it graced one of the all-time great sports cars: the Porsche 356. The work of Ferry Porsche, the Type 356 was based on the Volkswagen designed by his father, Ferdinand and like the immortal ‚Beetle’ employed a platform-type chassis with rear-mounted air-cooled engine and all-independent torsion bar suspension. Having commenced manufacture with a short run of aluminium-bodied cars built at Gmünd, Porsche began volume production of the steel-bodied 356 coupé at its old base in Stuttgart, at first in premises shared with coachbuilders Reutter and then (from 1955) in its original factory at Zuffenhausen. In 1951 a works car finished first in the 1,100cc class at the Le Mans 24-Hour Race, thus beginning the marque’s long and illustrious association with La Sarthe.

The first phase of development saw the 356’s engine grow to 1.3 and then to 1.5 litres; the original split windscreen replaced by a one-piece; and a Porsche synchromesh gearbox adopted. 1955 marked the arrival of the restyled 356A, the newcomer being readily distinguished by its rounded windscreen and 15″ – down from 16″ – wheels. At the same time, a 1,600cc engine replaced the old 1.5-litre unit and would be standardised on the successor 356B model.

This Porsche 356A Coupé was sold new in the USA where the vendor purchased it in 2014 from Mr Jonathan Marshall in Tuscon, Arizona. Mr Marshall was a gold miner, based in the Tuscon Hills, and the current vendor bought the car from him via his mechanic friend at Hill Valley Motors, Tuscon. Previously, Mr Marshall’s father had owned the Porsche for some 25 years.

After the Porsche was imported into the UK, it was kept in storage for a period before being taken to Longmynd Classics of Shropshire for a full bare-metal, ‚last nut and bolt’ restoration, which was completed in December 2016 at a cost of £71,648. The car was restored to its original colour (Ruby Red), with a caramel brown leather interior and German square-weave carpets. All panels have the original stampings; the wheels are correctly date-stamped; and the engine is a period-correct Type 616/1 1,600cc unit that pulls very strongly. The car is fitted with a Sebring-style exhaust, which liberates a little more power and has a very sporty sound, while the electrics have been up-rated from 6 to 12 volts.

All restoration invoices and hundreds of restoration photographs are available, and this beautiful car also comes with current MoT and a V5C Registration Certificate.