1960 Porsche 356 B

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Silver | Coupé | 4 Speed Manual | 1600cc | 41,386 miles showing | SOLD


In September of 1959, Porsche released the new Type 356 B that delivered a revised T5 body and offered a significant number of technical and styling refinements over the outgoing Type 356 A.

The 356 B, produced from 1960 through 1963, represents the mid-point for Porsche's design progression.

The B added safety features demanded by the growing U.S market including all new sheet metal with raised front and rear bumpers and revised over-riders. The headlamps were raised, a larger hood handle added, and front vent windows appeared in the doors.

Mechanically, the transmission and drum brakes were upgraded as well. A new deep-dish steering wheel and column refreshed and refined the interior, along with deeper rear seats.

Available here is an early Australian delivered Porsche 356 B, sold new by Hamiltons of Melbourne in January of 1960.
Matching in numbers, confirmed by Porsche Cars Australia, this fine example has just been released from long term private ownership where the car formed part of an extensive classic collection.

Offered in the classic combination of Silver over Blue leatherette this very original 356 B features chrome crested hub caps, Schlummerrolle rechts (head-rests), chrome luggage rack perfect for carrying picnic baskets, chrome overriders, radio and tinted windscreen.

An excellent driver, this car has just received a service by master technicians and is prepped and ready to take you on your next weekend drive.

An exciting opportunity to own a rare right hand drive, matching numbers and Australian delivered 356 B.

Very original examples like this are becoming increasingly harder to find as demand in Australia and from abroad grows from strength to strength. Well priced, and ready to drive off the showroom floor this 356 B is without question one of the most collectable classics to own.

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