In the early 1930s, Ferdinand Porsche founded a company that offered motor vehicle development work and consulting, but not cars under his own name. The end of World War II marked a turning point in the automotive industry and a new beginning for most manufacturers. Three years later, Porsche began production of its first production car, which was produced until 1965 in four versions. Between 1962 Porsche produced the 356 B model with the T6 body type, and one is currently being auctioned. It’s a 1963 Porsche 356B Coupe with a Karmann body.
This Porsche 356B Coupe is powered by a stock 2.1L flat-four engine paired with a four-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. Under the current owner, the engine was rebuilt which included the installation of ported cylinder heads with larger valves as well as LN Engineering Nickies cylinders, JE pistons, Carrillo connecting rods, a SCAT 82mm forged crankshaft, a full-flow oil filter, a 123Ignition distributor, and twin Weber carburetors.
The car is finished in Smyrna Green, properly maintained and in good condition. It is equipped with GT-style bumper trim, headlight guards, fog lights, LED taillights, a left mirror, twin engine grilles, dual exhaust outlets, Wilwood discs with four-piston calipers up front and drum brakes out back, and Koni shocks, while rocker trim and horn grilles have been removed. It is mounted on 16″ alloy wheels wrapped in Yokohama Avid Ascend tires.
Inside, the bucket seats are trimmed in gray leather, which also covers the door panels, while the upper part of the dashboard is covered in green leather. There are also color-coordinated squareweave carpets. In front of the driver are a wood-rimmed Nardi steering wheel and a five-digit odometer showing 31,851 miles (total mileage unknown). Additional equipment includes a VDO clock, a Porsche-branded radio blanking plate, and an amplifier with an auxiliary output, while the rear seats have been removed.
The car comes with a tool kit, a copy of the Kardex, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and a Pennsylvania title in the seller’s name.
The auction ends on November 24 and the highest bid at the time of writing was USD $95,000.
Source: Bring a Trailer