In 1959, Porsche introduced the second version of its first production car, the Porsche 356B, which was produced until 1963. They are highly desirable among Porsche fans, especially those in excellent condition. One such, modified in 356 GT style, 1961 Porsche 356B Coupe is up for auction.
This 356B Coupe is powered by a replacement 1,720 cc flat-four engine, and the work was done by Markham Motor Works. Twin Solex carburetors and a full-flow oil filter were installed, the electrical system was converted to 12 volts, and the wiring harness and fuse box were replaced. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a Type 741 four-speed manual transmission. It is mounted on silver 15″ alloy wheels wrapped in 195/65 Goodyear Eagle Sport tires.
The car is finished in shade of gray, properly maintained and is in excellent condition. It is equipped with plexiglass vent, door, rear-quarter, and rear window glass, Xenon headlights and left fender-mounted mirror, leather hood strips, dual exhaust vents, and a front sway bar and aftermarket shocks at each corner, master cylinder, wheel cylinders, and brake lines replace the original four-wheel drum brake system.
Inside, Speedster-style seats are upholstered in tan leather, while gray leather covers the door panels, upper dashboard and rear seats. A fire extinguisher is mounted between the seats. In front of the driver is a wood-rimmed Nardi steering wheel behind which is a five-digit odometer showing 4,770 miles. Additional equipment includes latch-and-link lap belts, leather window pulls, Porsche crests embroidered on the seat backs, drilled pedals, and a Custom Autosound stereo stored in the lockable glovebox.
The car comes with refurbishment photos and records, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and a clean California title in the seller’s name that lists the vehicle as a 1960 model year.
The auction ends on August 31st and the current highest bid is $90,000 USD.
Source: Bring a Trailer