The Rare Gem from Stuttgart Emerges from the Shadows.
In the annals of automobile history, few names sparkle as brightly as Porsche. And this Saturday evening, connoisseurs of this revered marque have a golden opportunity to witness or even own a unique piece of its storied past: the 1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D.
Tucked away in a garage and recently rediscovered, this 356A Convertible D is not just any classic car; it's a testament to the evolution of Porsche's design and vision. Vouched for by a Porsche COA, a plethora of accompanying paperwork, and its California registration, this treasure boasts a chassis and engine whose numbers perfectly align.
Fans of the popular YouTube series 'Coffee Walk' might recognize this beauty, as it has been showcased to the delight of automobile aficionados globally.
The 356A model stands tall among the pantheon of Porsche creations. Between 1955 and 1959, while the Speedster dazzled with its raw road-racer allure tailored for consumers, the demand for comfort without compromising the distinctive Porsche allure grew. Enter the 356A Convertible D in 1959. This singular model year production encapsulated the magnetic aesthetics of the Speedster while satiating the public's desire for luxury and amenities.
However, the 356A Convertible D's allure isn't limited to its features and design alone. Its rarity makes it even more special. Produced only in 1959 before making way for the 356B in 1960, a mere 1,331 units of this model were ever crafted, making it one of the scarcest vehicles to proudly bear the Porsche insignia.
This Saturday, history, design, and exclusivity converge as the 1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D steps into the spotlight. For enthusiasts and collectors alike, it's a chance to relive and possibly own a chapter of automotive brilliance.
For all those enthusiasts and collectors eager to buy and sell great cars this summer, the road leads right back to Auburn, Indiana, the original “Classic Car Capital of the World” and birthplace of the collector car auction industry in America.
The next catalogue sale, also the industry’s next catalogue sale in North America, the Auburn Auction, will take place August 31 – September 2, 2023 at our Indiana headquarters. To be presented as a simultaneous live and online event for collector car enthusiasts and aficionado to enjoy.