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.
The car is in beautiful condition throughout and retains its original floorpans which are in excellent order. The interior was re-trimmed several years ago by acknowledged specialists Autos International in California, whilst the engine is a high performance unit assembled by renowned Porsche engine builder Alan Klingen of 'The Stable'. The car's original numbers matching crankcase is still present and the matching gearbox was recently rebuilt by Vic Skirmants. The original toolkit and driver's manual are included along with a small quantity of spares and original parts.
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This Porsche 356 drives beautifully and benefits from a slightly more powerful engine, giving it a little extra poke to make it a wonderful driving experience.
The body, engine bay and bonnet are detailed very nicely. This car boast the best of both worlds with a slightly larger engine giving it more poke, the original crank case is still with the car and is matching numbers.
"The best all round sports and GT car we have ever tested", Road and Track Magazine. The new boxer was released at the 1971 Turin Auto Show, where Ferrari introduced a stunning new mid-engine road car to compete head-on with the Lamborghini Miura and the Maserati Bora.
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!