1957 Porsche 356A Cabriolet is up for auction

1957 Porsche 356A Cabriolet is for sale

After the end of WWII, Porsche introduced its first production car, the 356, which was produced in four versions until 1965. In the mid-50s, Porsche started producing the second version of this model, the 356A, which was offered until 1959, when it was replaced by the 356B version with a T5 body type. 21,045 cars left the production line and one of them, the 1957 Porsche 356A Cabriolet is up for auction.

This 356A is powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four engine with dual downdraft carburetors paired with a four-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. It sits on chrome-finished 15″ steel wheels wrapped in 165-series Vredestein Sprint Classic tires.

The car is finished in black, is well maintained and is in good condition. It is equipped with a Ruetter body, a black soft top with a matching boot cover as well as dual side mirrors, a rear luggage rack with leather fasteners, polished side spears and rocker panel trim, and body-color bumpers with overriders and integrated exhaust outlets at the rear , Koni shocks at the rear and four-wheel hydraulic drums.

Inside, the seats are covered in red leather that also covers the door panels and upper part of the dash. In front of the driver are a two-spoke steering wheel and a five-digit odometer showing 52,076 km (~32k miles). Additional equipment includes belts on the front seats, squareweave carpets covered with black rubber floor linings, Blaupunkt push-button radio and a passenger grab handle, and a gold ASI plate is mounted on the right kick panel.

In 2023, the car was serviced, which included rebuilding the dual carburetors, replacing the fuel pump and cleaning the fuel tank.

This 356A convertible is now offered on dealer consignment in North Carolina with refurbishment photos, import paperwork, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and transferable New York State registration.

The auction ends on April 26 and the highest bid at the time of writing was $50,000 USD.

Source: Bring a Trailer