There are many examples of Porsche’s first production car that have been superbly restored, but every owner wants their car to be personalized. This 1958 Porsche 356A 1600 coupe is exactly what most enthusiasts want, a future project.
The car was off the road for more than three decades, and the current owner bought it 25 years ago. Since then, the car was forgotten, and now it’s time for the future owner to breathe new life into it.
The Reutter-built body was in very poor condition. It was stripped and all removable parts such as floor pans, front and rear seats, trim, lenses, door handles, and bumpers were removed, revealing damage and rust. The windshield and rear window were retained in place. The car features an ivory steering wheel while the removed five-digit odometer reads 38,448 miles (true mileage is unknown).
The car comes with replacement parts such as nose panel, fenders, floors, rockers, Bosch headlights, taillights, rear plate light, refurbished wedge signals, horn grilles, bumpers, bumperttes, overriders, remanufactured exterior badges, wiper blades, fender, closing panels, fender supports, headlight buckets, disassembled chrome window trim, brake drums and shoes, window regulators, front and rear seats, steering wheel, horn button, ash tray, speedometer and tachometer cables.
The Porsche 356A 1600 is powered by a disassembled 1.6L flat-four engine (code 81240), paired with a four-speed manual transaxle. It is mounted on 15″ steel wheels wrapped in 195/65 Hankook Optimo H724 tires.
Along with the car, the future owner receives a clean Arizona title in the seller’s name and copies of Kardex documents that list the factory color, identification numbers, and initial delivery to Hoffman Motor Company in New York.
Source: Bring a Trailer