Set to be auctioned off on November 6th, this rare classic Porsche has quite the history.
This 356 A 1600 Super coupé was delivered to Donald Campbell CBE of Bluebird speed record fame when it left the factory in April 17, 1959. Coated in Meissen Blau with a red leatherette interior with tan carpeting, this 1959 Porsche 356 A 1600 Super is not only a looker, it’s also a piece of automotive history that you can add to your Porsche collection.
Campbell registered the car is May of 1959, four days before he broke his own world speed record over water with a 260.35 mph pass at Coniston Water. He was known for chasing different speed records, both on water and land, also setting a world land speed record of 403.10 mph during a July 17, 1964 pass on Lake Eyre, Australia. Three years later, he died in a crash going over 300 mph. At that point, his Porsche had been sold to the Mayor of Brighton, East Sussex, Frank Masefield-Baker.
The car was then again sold in 1965 to Mr. Peter George Kelly, Esq., of Orpington, Kent, where it has stayed in the same family ever since. It was the subject of a bare-metal restoration and complete mechanical overhaul. It retained its numbers matching panels, drivetrain components, and engine. The odometer reads 65,000 miles and it comes with a spare wheel, jack, and tool roll.
This stunning Porsche is a true survivor and rare find since many were not cared for and experienced rust damage. You can see the car here.