1963 PORSCHE 356B COUPÉ
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 207
Year : 1963
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
LHD
Registration No. : NWU 152A
Chassis No. : 214319
Engine No. : P0600512
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

Porsche's 356 became a classic the day the first car left the
production line and the ensuing years have only enhanced the
legend.  Continuous updates from the very earliest days of the
model and gradual replacement of its early Volkswagen-based
components with parts from Porsche manufacture saw to this. 
These detail changes came frequently but major change was only made
when necessary and after due consideration of their effect to
improve performance, ride, handling and the marque's enviable
reputation of being able to produce sporting motor cars with
competition-beating reliability.  After a significant updating
in 1955 with the 356A, the 356B was introduced in 1960, the firm's
most significant evolution yet. Motivated in part by increasingly
demanding safety regulations, the 356B had raised stronger bumpers
and lifted headlights that noticeably altered the car's frontal
appearance.  Vent window in the doors and hinged rear windows
enhanced interior ventilation.  Up-rated Elfin brakes with
cooling fins also benefited from air intakes below the headlights
which channels cooling air to the front drums.

This Porsche was imported from Oklahoma in 2013 by the vendor
who immediately started a total restoration project on her. The
bodywork was stripped, repaired or replaced as necessary;
photographic evidence is available. The colour was changed from
champagne to a more aesthetically pleasing slate grey and the
interior re-trimmed in contrasting red interior. Mechanically, this
356 has been taken care of in every aspect; the engine was rebuilt
by Chris Turner Porsche in London NW10 at a cost of £6,926, again
photographic evidence is available. A replacement gearbox has also
recently been fitted, the fastidious vendor has been meticulous in
keeping all of the invoices and his total spend on this Porsche is
significant, the condition of NWU 152A certainly reflects the level
of investment. Unusually, the history from when the vehicle was in
the U.S. is also available and makes for interesting reading. This
lefthand Porsche 356B Coupé is a superb example and is supplied
with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate (no
advisories) valid until 15th October 2017. 
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170