1960 Porsche 356B Roadster
- Engine Size
- 1600 cc
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Manual
- Body Style
1960 Porsche 356B Drauz Roadster
• Vehicle Identification Number 87XXX
• One of 1,528 T5 356B Roadsters produced in 1960
• Fully restored
• Completed March 11, 1960
Per Kardex, it was original delivered to Chuck Iverson Inc via Competition Motors in Hollywood, California on June 6, 1960. The original family from Maine kept the car until 2017. It was passed through a well-respected Porsche automobile broker. The second owner purchased this 356 in October of 2017 and did a professional restoration to factory specifications. A bare-metal repaint was done in the correct Aetna Blue (color code 6003) and a correct German Light Gray interior per Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and Kardex. No major rust was found. The body is very straight, solid, and all the VIN numbered stampings on the body panels and deck lids are present. Aetna Blue is an exceptional color and is seldom seen in this color combination.
The original owner replaced the original 1600cc “Normal” engine P*602203 (type 616/1) with a 1963 1600cc Super-90 engine P*806647 (type 616/7). The second owner rebuilt the Super-90 engine with a big bore piston and cylinder set, Solex P40 solid shaft carburetor (done by Carburetor Rescue), and a “022” Bosch distributor (done by Glenn Ring). The engine starts with ease and pulls strong. The 741 transmission (45871) was disassembled, inspected, cleaned, and refreshed. The brakes and suspension have been rebuilt with new Koni shocks, a Bilstein steering stabilizer, German wheel cylinders, ATE hoses, and new bushings.
Autobahn Interiors in San Diego, California did the upholstery work. The seat frames and brackets were cleaned, polished, re-chromed, and the bases were powder coated. The front seats were done in leather and the door panels and dash were finished in leatherette with gray German square weave carpets. The original top frame was re-painted, and a new dark blue Hartz cloth top was installed along with a boot cover. New black rubber floor mats and center tunnel have been installed and the VDO gauges were rebuilt by Palo Alto Speedometer.
European Collectibles purchased this 356 a few months ago and has replaced the front and rear floor pans. The undercarriage and suspension have also been fully detailed to show condition. The windshield frame has been re-chromed, and a new windshield has been installed. A full tune and inspection have been done and everything works.
Complete with a tool kit, jack, owner's manual, and spare tire. Factory options include reclining seat brackets and Phoenix tires. Extremely well maintained and cared for! Roadsters have become highly collectible, and quality examples such as this 356 come to market infrequently. This 356 Roadster is perfect for 356 club shows, Cars & Coffee, or simply to enjoy with the top-down for weekend touring. A beautiful example offered at a fraction of the price of a Speedster.
1,582cc OHV air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension with parallel trailing arms, transverse torsion bars, a front anti-roll bar, rear swing axles with transverse torsion bars, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 82.7 in.
Porsche's popular 356 Roadster was introduced for the 1960 model year as a replacement of the one-year-only Convertible D, the Speedster's more civilized successor. The new T-5 Roadster brought several marked changes in appearance: The front fenders and headlamps were raised, as were both the front and rear bumpers, to better deal with urban parking. New vertical bumper guards also helped in that respect. New brake-cooling intakes were added to the nose below the front bumper.
The new Roadster shared many of the comfort attributes of the Convertible D, including roll-up windows, comfortable seats, and a well-constructed convertible top with a tan-painted frame and wraparound plastic rear window. For those with competition in mind, the windshield could be removed, and roadsters, like the Speedster and Convertible D, soon became popular in amateur sports car racing around the world.
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 1600 cc
- Fuel Specification
- Body Color
- Aetna Blue
- Body Style
- Paint Type
- Interior Color
- Secondary Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
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