Between 1955 and 1959, Porsche produced a second version of its first production car, the 356A. It is a collector’s car that has become very popular in recent years. One of them, a 1957 Porsche 356A Coupe is up for auction.
This 356A is powered by an overhauled 1.6L flat-four engine paired with a replacement 4-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. The car sits on chrome-finished 15″ steel wheels wrapped in 165-width Coker Classic wide-whitewall tires.
The car is finished in Ruby Red with some imperfections in the finish. It has been well maintained and is part of DriverSource’s Oktmotorfest collection. It is equipped with body-color bumpers with guards, a driver-side mirror, a single-grille decklid, a rear luggage rack, dual polished exhaust outlets, and a front disc brake conversion. The service from July this year included rebuilding the twin carburetors, adjusting the carburetor linkage, performing an oil change, and replacing the fuel hoses, heater tubes, and spark plugs, tightening the front and rear suspension fasteners as well as performing a brake fluid flush .
Inside, brown leather covers the seats, door panels and rear bench, with squareweave carpets covered with black rubber floor linings. Additional equipment includes an ivory-finished steering wheel, map pockets and a Porsche-branding radio. The five-digit odometer reads 37,977 miles (total mileage unknown).
The car was with the previous owner for approximately 20 years before it was purchased by the current owner this year. It comes with an owner’s manual, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, service records, dyno results, a spare flat-four engine, and a clean Texas title.
The auction ends on November 16 and the highest bid at the time of writing was USD $42,000.
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