In 1960, Porsche premiered the second version of its most popular model with the T5 body type, the Porsche 356B Roadster. It was produced until 1963, and 30,963 cars left the production line, of which 2,902 were Roadsters. One of them, a 1960 Porsche 356B Roadster is up for auction.
This 356B Roadster is powered by a modified 1,720cc air-cooled flat-four engine paired with a four-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. The seller said that a service was done which included adjusting the carburetors and valves, replacing the battery and performing an oil change.
The car is finished in Royal Blue, has been properly maintained and is in good condition. It is equipped with a black soft top with a matching top boot, body-color bumpers with chrome overriders, driving lamps, four-wheel finned drum brakes. In 2010, the car was refurbished by Apex Classique of Lakewood, which included replacing the front and rear decklids.
Inside, the low-back bucket seats are covered in gray vinyl that also covers the door panels. In front of the driver is a three-spoke steering wheel behind which is a five-digit odometer showing 416 miles, the distance traveled since the renovation. Total mileage is unknown. Additional equipment includes lap belts for both occupants, black rubber floor linings, passenger grab handle, a sliding rearview mirror, roll-up windows, and map pockets.
Porsche 356B Roadster comes with a tonneau cover, a copy of the Kardex, and a Texas title.
The auction ends on September 16 and the current highest bid is $100,000 USD.
Source: Bring a Trailer