Your Porsche collection will be better with this example.
A gem of automotive history, the 1958 Porsche 356A 1600S Cabriolet, is turning heads once again. This classic vehicle, completed on August 27, 1958, was initially sold to a US servicemember in England. After changing hands and being featured in previous listings, this Porsche has found its way to a new owner in 2023. Now consigned in New York, it comes with a treasure trove of documentation, including a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, a Porsche Production Specifications certificate, and more.
The car's Ruby Red finish, a color known as Rubinrot (R 702) in Porsche parlance, was meticulously reapplied in 2019. This restoration project also saw the repair of one of the lower jack points. Notable exterior features include the original silver, now black, removable hardtop, sealed beam headlamps, chrome bumper overriders, and the classic dual exhaust tips.
Riding on factory 15″ Rudge center-locking wheels, the Porsche is fitted with Vredestien Sprint Classic tires, dating back to 2021. The braking system, consisting of four-wheel hydraulic drums, has been updated with a new master cylinder and reservoir.
The interior is a time capsule of Porsche's attention to detail and luxury. It boasts low-back bucket seats in beige leather, complemented by matching door panels, carpets, and a dash pad. Unique factory options enhance the driving experience, including dual turn signal switches and a Becker Europa push-button radio with AM and FM bands.
Under the hood, the 1,582cc air-cooled flat-four engine, paired with dual Zenith downdraft carburetors, promises the authentic Porsche driving experience. This engine, stamped with its original number, aligns with the documentation, adding to the car's authenticity.
Power is transferred through a four-speed manual transaxle, also matching the original transmission number listed in the car's extensive documentation. Recent services, including clutch and transaxle mount replacements, ensure that this Porsche 356A 1600S Cabriolet runs as beautifully as it looks, a true embodiment of automotive elegance and history.
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