Porsche 356B Production History
September 1959 – July 1963.
In late 1959 significant styling and technical refinements gave rise to the 356 B (a T5 body type). The mid-1962 356 B model was changed to the T6 body type (twin engine lid grilles, an external fuel filler in the right front wing/fender and a larger rear window in the coupé).
A facelift resulted in the T5 body (1959-1961) with raised headlights and re-contoured, raised bumpers front and rear. The last facelift of the 356 was the T6 body in September 1961, which had a squared-off hood, and a larger windshield, rear window, and rear lid. The gas filler was moved to the top of the right fender. The rear lid had twin grilles. The 1600cc Super 90 engine was introduced with twin-throat Solex carburetors for 1960, and it made 90 hp. Zenith carburettors were retained on the Normal and Super models.
Brief History of Chassis Number: 109041
According to the Certificate of Authenticity this car originally left the factory with Ruby Red (5702) body colour with black Leatherette interior. There were no options noted on the COA.
There is not a great deal known about the early history of this car other than the following details that were passed on by the previous owner who claims thew car was initially registered in California to a lady, who was the first of, we believe, four owners. After six years, it passed to its second keeper who owned the car for over fourty years with the last twenty being in storage. The Porsche continued to enjoy the sunshine, as its third owner lived in Texas which is where it was found by the current owner who moved it to Florida and used it frequently at his holiday home before deciding to bring the car back to the UK in 2014.
Recent Works Carried out to Chassis Number: 109041
In 2015 the current owner purchased the car from an auction at Salon Prive and sent the car to us for evaluation. We carried out extensive body work to the lower half of the car as well as mechanical and trim imporovments.
Please contact us for full details of works carried out to the car.
For more information about this 1960 Porsche 356BT5 Coupe for sale at our facility in Cranfield, or to arrange an appointment, please contact our sales team on 01908 921256 or 07956 349877.