Every Porsche 356 attracts the attention of collectors and ordinary enthusiasts, regardless of whether it is an original or a modified car. This one, a 1962 Porsche 356B, was born as a Karmann-bodied coupe and was converted to a roadster, and is now being offered at auction.
This 356B is powered by a 2.7L Type 4 flat-four engine by Fat Performance of Sante Fe Springs, California. The engine is paired with a four-speed 741 manual transmission, with a higher gear ratio, which sends power to the rear wheels. It is equipped with polished 15″ alloy wheels wrapped in 185/65 Pirelli P4 Persist AS Plus tires.
The car is finished in gray and is in good condition. It features custom recessed front turn signals, Euro-style taillight assemblies, twin decklid grilles, gray nerf bars, a single exhaust outlet that terminates through the right rear corner of the body, aluminum wheel spacers and longer wheel studs, a 356 Enterprises camber regulator, and a Koni steering damper, KYB shocks, adjustable torsion bar spring plates, four-wheel drums, MSD Street Fire ignition box, a Bosch ignition coil, a 12-volt alternator, a high-torque starter, dual CBR oil coolers, high-pressure oil lines with Earl’s Performance AN fittings, an oil catch can with a Moroso breather, dual carburetors with open-element air cleaners, and a custom tubular exhaust system.
Inside, aluminum Speedster-style seats are trimmed in black vinyl with gray corduroy inserts, which also cover the door panels. In front of the driver are a wood-rimmed MOMO steering wheel, a central tachometer flanked by a 120-mph speedometer, a combination gauge for oil temperature and fuel level, and a five-digit odometer showing 65,372 miles (total mileage unknown). Additional equipment includes a roll bar, a hand throttle mechanism, and a heater.
It is stated that the master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brake hoses, steering box, axle seals, tie rod ends, and front sway bar end links have been replaced under current ownership.
The car comes with a black soft top, a tonneau cover, side curtains, service records, and a clean Arizona title in the seller’s name.
The auction ends on November 19 and the highest bid at the time of writing was USD $24,000.
Source: Bring a Trailer