1961 Porsche 356B Karmann Notchback sold for $56,600 USD

1961 Porsche 356B Karmann Notchback sold for $56,600 USD

In 1959, Porsche introduced the second version of its first production car, the 356B, with a T5 body. It was produced until 1963, and almost 40,000 cars left the production line. Models produced in 1961 and 1962 have taken the name “Karmann notchback”, because they had the cabriolet rear end design, the T6 coupé windshield frame and a unique hard top (combination of T5 and T6 body). One of them, 1961 Porsche 356B Karmann Notchback recently sold for $56,600 USD.

This car is finished in Ruby Red, and it was not in bad condition, so it can be said that the buyer got it cheap if we consider the prices that these models are reaching lately. It is equipped with a chrome driver-side mirror, a windshield washer system, vent windows, body-color bumpers with chrome overriders, and drum brakes at each corner.

Inside, the seats are covered in Light Brown leather that also covers the door panels, the upper part of the dash and the rear bench. In front of the driver is a wood-rimmed Nardi steering wheel and a five-digit odometer showing 56,882 miles. Additional equipment includes pushbutton radio, lap belts, and rubber floor coverings.

Under the bonnet is a replacement air-cooled 1.6-liter flat-four (from a 1962 Porsche 356B 1600S) with a factory rated 89 hp (66 kW) at 5500 rpm and 89 lb-ft (121 Nm) of torque at 4300 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission. It sits on 15″ vented steel wheels with Deluxe hubcaps wrapped in Michelin XZX tires.

This Porsche 356B Karmann Notchback is sold with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, a spare radio, tools, service records, and a clean South Carolina title in the seller’s name.

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