One of only 600 T6 cabriolets built in 1961 for the '62 model year. The last owner is a well-known Californian Porsche enthusiast with a large collection, including many 4-cam models, and a museum of rare automobilia.
The car is accompanied by a history file which documents the work carried out on the car for the last owner with a thick wad of invoices amounting to over Â£16,000 together with photographs of the restoration. Jobs included paintwork, all new trim and hood, and detail work on the underside. Finished in Signal Red with black leather trim, matching square-weave carpet and new black hood and hood bag. The car is fitted with the desirable options of chrome wheels, chrome 'Leitz' luggage rack and period Blaupunkt 'Highway Hi-Fi' radio plus a very rare and valuable Les Leston wood rimmed steering wheel. The car is UK registered and comes complete with owner's handbook, original-style toolkit and jack.add to wishlist
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This Porsche 356 is a wonderful drive and looks superb in the red over black, the simplistic aerodynamic design looks beautiful in the summer sunlight. The paint, chrome and body gaps are all in good condition.
This design icon features a period accessory; the Leitz luggage rack, perfect for a weekend getaway. This elegant feature really brings out the charm of the simplicity of the Porsche 356.
The rear chrome is in very good condition, the rear over riders following the pure lines of the rear body, accentuating the elegant shape of this Porsche. All instruments are in good working order and the car benefits from a rare Les Leston wood rimmed steering wheel.
The DB5 was essentially the next generation of the very successful DB4 with many improvements particularly in power, with the new 4.0 litre version of the Tadek Marek 6 cyl engine developing 280 bhp.
A new 5 speed gearbox and much improved brakes along with many other refinements made this a superb sports car at the time. Introduced in the summer of 1963, only 898 saloon cars and a mere 123 convertibles were built until October 1965, when production was given over to the DB6. The DB5 remains one of the most Iconic sports cars of all time!
This wonderful, original Super specification 356 has spent its whole life in California and more recently Nevada. As confirmed by the Factory Certificate of Authenticity, it was delivered new in its current colour combination of black paintwork with black interior trim, a rare combination at the time. It was also fitted with the chrome wheel option from new. Correct Hella spotlights adorn the nose of the car, whilst the interior boasts original headrests and a Nardi wood-rimmed steering wheel.