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1957 Porsche 356A Cabriolet sold for $85,356 USD

Porsche’s first production car, the 356, fetched six figures at auction for years, and buyers seem to be slowly losing interest in this model. One example, a 1957 Porsche 356A Cabriolet, was recently sold for “only” $85,356 USD.

The car is finished in black, well maintained and in good condition. It is equipped with a Ruetter body, a black soft top with a matching boot cover as well as dual side mirrors, a rear luggage rack with leather fasteners, polished side spears and rocker panel trim, and body-color bumpers with overriders and integrated exhaust. outlets at the rear, Koni shocks at the rear and four-wheel hydraulic drums.

Inside, the seats are covered in red leather that also covers the door panels and the upper part of the dash. In front of the driver are a two-spoke steering wheel and a five-digit odometer showing 52,076 km (~32k miles). Additional equipment includes belts on the front seats, squareweave carpets covered with black rubber floor linings, Blaupunkt push-button radio and a passenger grab handle, and a gold ASI plate is mounted on the right kick panel.

In 2023, the car was serviced, which included rebuilding the dual carburetors, replacing the fuel pump and cleaning the fuel tank. Along with the car, the new owner received import paperwork, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, dealer consignment in North Carolina with refurbishment photos, and transferable New York State registration.

This 356A is powered by a 1.6-liter flat-four engine with dual downdraft carburetors paired with a four-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. It sits on chrome-finished 15″ steel wheels wrapped in 165-series Vredestein Sprint Classic tires.

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1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 is for sale

Between 1965 and 1970, one of the legendary high-performance cars, the Shelby Mustang GT 350, was produced, and the first generation is considered the smallest and lightest of all GT 350 models. One example of this car, the 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 is for sale.

This Shelby Mustang GT350 is powered by an aftermarket 4.7 L 289ci HiPo Windsor V8 engine (1967 GT350) with a factory rated 306 hp (228 kW) and 329 lb-ft (446 Nm) of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission.

The car was refinished in Wimbledon White with blue Le Mans and side stripes during 1991. It is equipped with a steel-framed fiberglass hood with a scoop and torsion-type retaining pins, a bullet-style side-view mirror, fixed plexiglass rear quarter windows, fiberglass brake-cooling scoops on the rear fenders, Koni shocks, Kelsey-Hayes front disc brakes and large rear drums. It sits on silver 10-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in E70-14″ Goodyear Custom Wide Tread tires.

Inside, the seats are trimmed in black vinyl that also covers the door panels and the Sport Deck rear seat. In front of the driver are a three-spoke woodgrain steering wheel and a five-digit odometer showing 44,378 miles. Additional equipment includes GT350-branded rear floormats, latch-and-link front seatbelts, a heater/defroster, and a push-button AM radio.

During 1991, the car was refurbished, which included the installation of a four-barrel carburetor, a high-rise aluminum intake manifold, a chrome open-element air cleaner, and finned aluminum valve covers with open-letter Cobra logos, long-tube headers that flow into a replacement dual exhaust system with glasspack mufflers and side exits.

Shelby Mustang GT350 comes with owner’s manuals, copies of Shelby American documents, a Shelby American Automobile Club serial number verification letter, a Carroll Shelby Motors license plate frame, and a clean South Carolina title in the seller’s name.

The auction ends on April 30 and the highest bid at the time of writing was $141,000 USD.

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1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL is for sale

Between 1955 and 1963, Mercedes produced a two-door luxury roadster, the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, as an alternative to the exclusive Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. 25,881 cars left the factory and one of them, the 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL is for sale.

The car is in excellent condition, refinished in Silver Gray Metallic (left the factory in white). It is equipped with a black convertible soft top, driver-side mirror, double-wishbone front suspension, rear swing axles with coil springs, and power-assisted drum brakes. It sits on steel 13″ wheels with chrome trim rings wrapped in 185/80 BFGoodrich Silvertown tires.

The Mercedes-Benz 190SL is powered by a 1.9-liter M121 inline-four engine with factory 104 hp (77 kW) and 105 lb-ft (142 Nm) of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a fully synchronized four-speed manual transmission.

Inside, the low-back bucket seats are upholstered in red leather that also covers the door panels, dash and rear bench, with matching carpets. Additional equipment includes a two-spoke steering wheel, a Becker Mexico AM/FM radio, an analog clock, and a dashboard-mounted rearview mirror. The five-digit odometer reads 44,030 miles.

In 2023 the car was serviced which included rebuilding the Weber carburetor, replacing the fuel sending unit, fuel lines and rear engine mount. The exhaust system was repaired, the rear axle was rebuilt, and the axle and suspension components were repainted.

The car comes with a copy of the data card, an owner’s manual, service records, a jack and tool kit, and a clean Arizona title that identifies the car as a 1964 model.

The auction ends on April 29 and the highest bid at the time of writing was $70,000 USD.

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