Supercar Fest Sale of Iconic & Classic Cars 28 May 2022

Supercar Fest Sale Of Iconic And Classic Cars Saturday 28th May 2022 104 Registration: BPR 948A Chassis No.: 211257 Estimate: £55,000 - £65,000 Lot 468 1962 Porsche 356B T6 Super Coupé The 356 model is acknowledged as Porsche’s first production car and was a lightweight and nimble handling rear-engined, rear-wheel- drive, two-door sports car available in hardtop, coupé, and open configurations. Design innovations continued during the years of manufacture, contributing to its motorsports success and popularity. In model year 1960, the 356A was replaced by the completely redesigned 356B (T5). Visual differences include the front bumper which was positioned a little higher as were the headlights. The horn grilles were flatter and featured two chrome-plated slats and the number plate lights were integrated into the higher-positioned rear bumper while the reversing light was mounted below the bumper. For model year 1962 (T6), the 356B was fitted with a significantly wider front lid and a tank cap in the front right wing. Two vertical ventilation grilles were integrated into the enlarged bonnet. The 1962 line (T6 production) was very different in that the new T6 notchback coupé body did not start life as a cabriolet, but with its own production design, in essence, part cabriolet rear end, part T6 coupé windshield frame, and a unique hardtop. Both years of these models have taken the name ‘Karmann notchback’. The car presented here is a very attractive, left-hand drive 1962 Porsche 356B T6, US-delivered and originally supplied in ‘S’ specification, but subsequently fitted with a standard engine that, according to paperwork in the history file, was rebuilt by the legendary Porsche mechanic Harry ‘The Maestro’ Pellow who wrote books on the subject and dedicated 20 years to improving 356 engines, including working on Jerry Seinfeld’s revered example. A few years ago, the car was bought and used by a UK-based enthusiast for a tour around the US West Coast before he returned home bringing the little Porsche with him. In fine mechanical and structural fettle, it drives and performs exceedingly well, appearing very solid and wholly genuine. Our vendor bought the car in 2020 and has used it sparingly, and always kept it garaged. It’s recently benefitted from an engine ‘fettle’ (by an air-cooled specialist), a headlight correction, an extra 6v battery for easier starting and a rear Leitz-type rack. The 356 may have paved the way for the 911, but are now rightly highly coveted in their own right for their good looks, fun driving experience and ease of maintenance. They are rarely found in such a wholesome and useable condition as this example appears to be and particularly at this very attractive guide. More Details Lot 468 Bid On Lot 468