1951 Porsche 356 Pre-A is up for auction

1951 Porsche 356 Pre-A is up for auction

In 1951, Porsche introduced the Pre-A version of its first production car, the 356, with 1,300 and 1,500 cc engines, more power, and a split window. It was produced until 1955, when it was replaced by version 356 A. Over 4,500 examples left the production line and one of them, the 1951 Porsche 356 Pre-A is up for auction.

The 356 Pre-A is powered by a replacement 1,500cc flat-four engine paired with a four-speed manual transmission, fitted with BBBC gears, that sends power to the rear wheels. The car sits on 16″ steel wheels wrapped in 5.00-16″ Excelsior radial tires.

The car is finished in Maroon (R 503) and is in good condition. It is equipped with slim body-color bumpers, Reutter-Stuttgart badging, Bosch headlights, a Hella third brake light and square taillights, dual exhaust outlets, and four-wheel drum brakes with cooling ribs.

Inside, Fibersteel Speedster-style seats are trimmed in gray vinyl with cloth inserts, and gray squareweave carpets cover the seat backs and floors. In front of the driver are a banjo-style steering wheel and a five-digit odometer showing 22,762 kilometers (total mileage unknown). Additional equipment includes map pockets, black sun visors, black rubber floor linings, and a six-volt Telefunken AM/SW tube radio. There are also wooden decorations that adorn the door caps and rear panels, while ivory-finished vehicle control knobs accent the dashboard.

The car is offered as part of the Gruppe P Part IV collection on dealer consignment in California with hand-written notes, a Karosserie Reutter Certificate of Production, a copy of the Kardex, and a Montana title.

It should also be noted that there is currently a lien on the car, and the current owner’s lender will need to be paid off before the title can be transferred to the new owner.

The auction ends on March 7 and the highest bid at the time of writing was $105,000 USD.

Source: Bring a Trailer