1960 Porsche 356 RoadsterCalif Car, One Previous Owner, Full Restoration, Numbers Matching
This is a beautifully restored 1960 Porsche 356 Roadster that is a stunning example in all respects. This car is ready for concours competition or touring and comes complete with its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity (COA). It’s believed to have one prior California owner since new, it was restored with all of its matching numbers components and to the specifications of the COA (expect the tires and use of Blue leather rather than Blue leatherette). Engine, transmission, and engine lid numbers all matching.
We love the Silver Metallic paint complemented with the blue leather interior and blue top boot cover. The interior is upgraded with the period correct wood rimmed steering wheel, which feels great in your hands. The convertible top is black and has only been used once, when it was tested after its installation. The hubcaps are from an S model, sporting the Porsche crest. The original moon caps are available with the purchase of the car.
The production date for the Roadster was June 11, 1959 and it purportedly enjoyed one prior California owner since new. Photos confirm that it was an accident-free and relatively low mileage car. Being a solid original car to start with, the restoration was commenced using all of the original components, accessories and sheet metal. This is not a car that is loaded with reproduction pieces and bits.
The present and second owner of the car bought it from well-known Porsche Hunter and dealer Alex Manos in 2012. Alex acquired the car from the original owner who lived in California.
The current owner has restored a number of vintage Porsches, including 12 other 356’s, and has been an enthusiast his entire adult life. He used all the best resources for the restoration, including: Dink Farmer for the metal work and body preparation, Distributor Rescue, Carburetor Rescue, Palo Alto Speedo, Arizona Transaxle, Nels Dutton for the suspension, Zims Auto Technique, Scott Johnson interiors.
The engine and transmission are both numbers matching originals and all five wheels are date coded correct for the car. Even the brake drums are original! The Roadster has been upgraded to 12 volt for easier starting more dependability. Also included is an original tool kit. The car has completed over 400 break-in miles and has recently had the valves and carburetors adjusted per factory specifications. Hagerty No.1 Values lists this car at $233k.
For more details and information, please call, email or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Roadster is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom. We are pleased to offer live video inspections and can help arrange shipping worldwide.