Porsche 356B Matching Numbers (1962)




The Porsche 356 was the model that started it all for Porsche. Whilst on a sabbatical in Stuttgart in June of 1962 the first owner ordered this wonderful vehicle. In September 1962 it arrived in Portland, Oregon, where it stayed until 1969. From 1969 to 2014 the car belonged to the second owner in British Columbia, Canada. Late in 2014 it was exported to the Netherlands to arrive on the doorstep of its third owner in 2015. From the very start this car was used properly and very well maintained. The complete service and maintenance details from 1962 onwards have been kept in an orderly fashion. The original manual, a brochure, colour swatches, photographic rapport and even the original registration documents, everything has been kept. On the surface it looked like the car was in fair condition when it arrived in the Netherlands in 2014. The new owner however did not see a fairly decent Porsche 356B, he saw a blanc canvas for a very high quality restoration. And boy, what a restoration it has become! The final result is stunning! Cliches occasionally just fit the load perfectly and the same goes for restoring a car. Get hold of the best car to start with. As mentioned above, this 356B was in a fair condition to start with although not in a premium state. To get the car up to a top-notch condition, as happened here, you really do need to roll your sleeves up,. The car was completely taken apart, the bodywork taken back to bare metal. In and outside out they made sure that the car had perfectly clean lines before it was re-sprayed in the original white colour. Panels were, where necessary, replaced or repaired and only new parts were used when reassembling the car. Meanwhile all mechanical aspects were fully seen to. The engine rightly deserves the love and attention it received. It happens to be the one and only engine ever associated with this particular car. This Porsche 356B does just look good, it also happens to have matching numbers. The interior trim was also completely re-upholstered. Cost nor effort was spared in bringing this Porsche 356B up to a better condition than it was when it initially left the factory in 1962. The final result is blindingly stunning! The paintwork has a perfect finish with no blemishes whatsoever. The Reuter bodywork is in very good condition with wonderful panel work and perfect shut lines. Perfection is to found underneath the car too. The interior is possibly even more beautiful, the dashboard has the same high quality finish as the exterior and all instruments are in correct working order. The black carpets and black leather upholstery can only be describes as pristine. This sense of perfection is only enhanced when driving this 356B. The car feels new. This Porsche 356B really knows how to deliver oodles of pleasure and subtle driving experience. Thanks to the addition of two K&N open-air filters this perfectly smooth running 4-cylinder Boxer engine produces a satisfying sound. The manual gearbox is a delight to operate. To quote another cliché regarding restorations: “It always takes longer and cost more than one thought at the beginning”. The nice feature about this Porsche 356B is that you will not be confronted with any unexpected surprises. All you now need to do is to enjoy the final result.

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  • Mileage: 1,209
  • Year: 1962
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Coupe
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: White

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