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1959 Porsche 356 A Original 2 Owner Car

Posted Apr 07, 2024 | Hits
Make: Porsche
Model: 356
Country: USA
Region: FL
City: Pensacola
Zip: 32503
Body Style: Coupe
Year: 1959
Mileage: 300000 Miles
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Gasoline
Doors: 2
Color: White
Engine: Matching #
Condition: Used
The car was originally ordered in black with a red interior, but early in its life (circa early 60's) the car was changed to its current livery of white with red. The car has had several re-paints in white with the final being a bare metal re-spray which was completed around 1983. We have some slides (once a way to protect your photos has become a vault to keep people from seeing them in this digital age) of the car in bare metal dated May 1983. At the time of the paint job repairs were made to the under side including a partial pan, longitudinal work, and various patches. All this work is heavily detailed in the estimates and receipt (just some of the substantial paperwork that comes with this car) from that job. It must be kept in mind that in 1983 this 356 was just an old car, not a collectable. The underside work that was done was performed with function not cosmetics in mind; therefore, you will not impress road kill while driving over it. But it should also be kept in mind that this work has stood the test of time, as it is now "older" than the car was when the work was done.

This is not a show car. This is a car that was used as a car not a toy for much of its life, and carries its approx. 300,000 miles as a badge of honor (The car was driven 25K miles the first year, and had its first scheduled service the morning after delivery, as the owner could not stop driving it that night). Car is best described as a five footer, and a "driver". And driving is where this car excels. The original engine was re-built in approx. 2009 with new piston / cylinders / crank, etc... and is sweet. The low mileage matching number engine idles like a sewing machine and pulls like a freight train. The original transmission is like butter. The steering is dead on as you would expect from a 356 with a ZF steering box. The brakes are excellent with not a hint of pull. There are no shakes or shimmy's. The car handles like it's on rails. The car simply drives spectacularly, and is ready to be driven any where!! All maintenance and work performed on this car was done professionally.

The car is currently shod with 5.5 inch chrome rims with the originals being lost to the ages. However, the car has its original spare tire which may still be inflated with 60 year old German air. The tool kit is included but is only partially complete with correct tools. Also included is the owner's manual, body warranty book, and original service book. Also included in the sale is all the receipts, Porsche books, awards, memorabilia accumulated over the years, the original head rest (not currently installed), a luggage rack, a vintage suit case (that fits the rack), and misc. parts, trinkets, etc...

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