1961 Porsche 356 B

$54,500

Year
1961
Make
Porsche
Model
356
Stock
2090
Vin
1129xx
Miles
42,717
Engine Size
1.6 Liter
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD

The Porsche 356 is a sports car which was first produced by Austrian company Porsche Konstruktionen GesmbH (1948–1949)

Prior to World War II Porsche designed and built three Type 64 cars for a 1939 Berlin-to-Rome race that was cancelled. In 1948 the mid-engine, tubular chassis 356 prototype called "No. 1" was completed. This led to some debate as to the "first" Porsche automobile, but the 356 is considered by Porsche to be its first production model.

The 356 was created by Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche (son of Ferdinand Porsche, founder of the German company), who founded the Austrian company with his sister.

356 B

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). The Porsche factory did not call attention to these quite visible changes with a different model designation. However, when the T6 got disc brakes, with no other visible alterations, they called it the model C, or the SC when it had the optional extra powerful engine. A unique "Karmann hardtop" or "notchback" 356 B model was produced in 1961 and 1962. The 1961 production run (T5) was essentially a cabriolet body with the optional steel cabriolet hardtop welded in place. The 1962 line (T6 production) was a very different design in that the new T6 notchback coupé body did not start life as a cabriolet, but with its own production design—In essence, part cabriolet rear end design, part T6 coupé windshield frame, unique hard top. Both years of these models have taken the name "Karmann notchback

Engine

Engine Type
Engine Size
1.6 Liter
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
White
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1961
Make
Porsche
Model
356
Miles
42,717

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No

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