1960 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Coupe

Sooooo pretty. I find myself saying that a lot about the Porsche 356. Its shape combined with a wonderful array of available colors always attracts my notice and coming across one in a color with which I am not familiar isn’t all that rare. Many of the original colors have appeared under slightly different shades throughout Porsche’s time, so it’s not that we are completely unfamiliar with them, but they are subtly different. Different is nice. The color we have this time is Aetna Blue, a non-metallic light blue that really looks good on the 356, and here it’s contrasted with a grey interior, black carpets, and a hint of wood. A wonderful vintage automobile.

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Year: 1960
Model: 356B 1600 Super
Engine: 1.7 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 82,935 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1960 Porsche 356B ( T5 ) Coupe finished in it’s original Aetna Blue with Grey leather interior. Driven 82k miles ( believed to be original ) with only two owners since new. This amazing example has just completed a three year restoration and has been fully sorted.

Built on 07/26/1960, this California Black Plate car is totally rust free and still retains it’s original floor pan. It has been repainted by a well known facility in it’s original Aetna Blue and the interior has just been renewed using top quality square weave carpets, original Coco mats, beautiful supple leather, new headliner, refinished original gauges, new rubber gaskets and trim and refinished chrome trim. EVERYTHING works including the 6 volt cigarette lighter and all interior and exterior lights. The headlamps are European style H4 and European tail lamps have also been fitted.

Fitted with a correct 1600 Super engine ( # 702913 type 616/12 ) that has just been rebuilt by Rennwerke Porsche using a 1720cc upgrade with a more powerful cam. The brakes were just completely rebuilt and it was fitted with a new lightened clutch. The list of all that was done during the restoration process is extensive. We’d be glad to provide all details to any serious buyer.

The car is an absolute pleasure to drive. No expense has been spared in making this one of the best driving, well sorted 356 B’s we have seen in many years.

The car comes with the original tools and holder, jack, books, sales invoice, service records and registration documents confirming it’s California ownership history. The service books have all the original stamps.

The C of A confirms the color combination and the options.

This exceptional 356 is available for immediate delivery.

All serious inquiries should be directed to Mark Starr at +1 (914) 217-4817.

Hunting Ridge has had a nice array of Porsches lately that have all looked very attractive and well sorted. They aren’t always the most inexpensive of dealers, but their cars do look good. I suspect this one will prove no different. It looks fantastic, there’s little question about that. Inside and out everything looks in really nice condition and everything is said to be functional. The engine is a rebuilt unit upgraded to 1720 cc, which should provide a little extra thrust to suit your motoring needs. The mileage, assuming it is correct, is extremely reasonable for a car of this age. It would be worthwhile to look through its history to try and confirm the mileage or, at least, try to understand its usage. There is said to be ample documentation that comes with the car so the hope is that we can piece together the history and fully come to terms with what we’re getting. Regardless, this is a really nice 356 that I think should have plenty of appeal among fans of these vintage Porsches. I know I’m enjoying it!

-Rob

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2 Comments

  1. A beautiful car. Know a guy who has a 991S cabrio in Aetna Blue. Wow.

    All that said… ‘fitted with a correct 1600…’ There’s a big difference between ‘a correct’ and ‘the original.’ Sort of disappointed at that careful wording.

  2. Coincidentally, I was just looking this morning Porsche’s “design edition” 4S which features this color. It’s a beautiful color on the 356, and still works fantastically on the targa. Just when I thought the targa silver band was looking dated, this new version seems to make it new again.

    https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/products/porsche-911-targa-4s-exclusive-design-edition-12793.html

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