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1961 PORSCHE 356 B ROADSTER

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1961 PORSCHE 356 B ROADSTER Chassis number 89295 90 hp engine number 802307 Complete restoration Matching Numbers chassis engine French registration Historically, the Porsche 356 was the first sports car manufactured and marketed by Porsche. Conceived by Ferry Porsche on the mechanical basis of the Volkswagen and designed by Erwin Komenda, it was produced in series from 1948 to 1965. Technically, it is a monocoque with four independent wheels and a four-cylinder flat engine in the rear cantilever. Production of the 356 lasted more than 17 years and 78,000 cars were built. Originally the 356 was available as a coupé and a cabriolet, then at Hoffmann's request a speedster version was created in 1954! For the 1960s, Porsche modernised the 356 with the appearance of the 356 B model and from 1961 onwards, the roadsters were manufactured by d'Ieteren. The car presented here has benefited from a complete restoration, notably the bodywork, by a French sheet metal worker. The running gear and engine have also been renovated, as well as the entire electrical system. The vast majority of the parts were ordered from Tanner and Porsche, a well-known parts supplier. The car is a "daily driver" thanks to its disc brakes and modern tyres. Also noteworthy during the restoration of the chassis was the installation of anchor points to facilitate the installation of a harness. The car is therefore in an excellent state of presentation, witness to a quality restoration. The bodywork alignments are close to perfection and the black paintwork suits it perfectly. The underbody has been fully protected with anti-gravel Our test drive showed that the car was a pleasure to drive and had a real sense of security thanks to the improvements made. The owner will deliver with the car four original wheels with drum brakes and vintage tyres, the original seat frames fully chromed to new, a roll of leather to redo the seats with the same as the current bucket seats. One of the most beautiful 356 roadsters ever presented!

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