This 1956 Porsche European Coupe Is Selling on Bring a Trailer Premium

Mar 14, 2024 2 min read
This 1956 Porsche European Coupe Is Selling on Bring a Trailer Premium

A rare and meticulously refurbished 1956 Porsche 356A European Coupe.

An exquisite 1956 Porsche 356A European Coupe, distinguished by its “European” factory badging and Reutter bodywork, has emerged on the market, offering collectors a unique opportunity to own a piece of automotive history. This specific model, originally distributed by the iconic Hoffman Motor Company of New York City, represents one of the approximately 156 coupes produced with such distinctiveness.

Undergoing a comprehensive refurbishment a decade ago, the vehicle was revived to its original splendor with a repaint in the factory Aquamarine Blue Metallic. The restoration extended beyond aesthetics, with the installation of a robust 1,883cc flat-four engine, enhanced with Competition Engineering machined case, LN Engineering “Nickies” cylinders, forged pistons, and dual Weber 44mm IDF carburetors. Paired with a meticulously rebuilt Porsche 741 four-speed manual transaxle, this 356A promises unparalleled performance.

Further distinguishing this Porsche are its modernized features, such as a 12-volt electrical system, LED bulb-equipped quad taillights, and 15” Tecnomagnesio wheels. The interior, reimagined by Autobahn Interiors of San Diego, California, features grey Connolly leather upholstery and blue square-weave carpets, surrounding occupants in luxury.

The vehicle's notable history includes a First in Class win at the 2013 356 Registry West Coast Holiday in Santa Fe, New Mexico, testament to its exceptional condition and authenticity. Now presented for auction by a dealer on consignment, this 356A comes with refurbishment records, a copy of the Kardex, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and a clean Arizona title, ensuring its storied past is well-documented for the new owner.

This 1956 Porsche 356A European Coupe is not just a car; it's a symbol of automotive heritage, blending timeless design with contemporary engineering mastery. For enthusiasts seeking to experience the pinnacle of Porsche’s legacy, this rare offering provides a unique blend of history, performance, and unparalleled style.

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