It’s a fun and quick little sports car like no other.
At first glance, this 1960 Porche 356B Super 90 emits a feeling of class and luxury. Don’t let that steer you away from the fact that this vehicle is actually a “sports car.” That’s right, this is one nimble piece of German engineering with distinguishing characteristics that truly set it apart from the rest. In fact, it didn’t even have any direct competition from neither Jaguar nor MG or AC at the time. And now, this stunning example of the 356B could be yours through the Road Scholars auto shop in Durham, North Carolina.
To backtrack a bit, the 356 is a sports car that was manufactured by Porsche from 1950 until 1965. This was actually the first production car that the brand ever made. The 356 is a lightweight, two-door model with rear-wheel drive and its engine at the back. The car was available as either a hardtop coupe, cabriolet, or roadster. The original model was built in Austria before construction moved to a factory in Germany.
Throughout its production run, 76,000 Porsche 356 models were built and just around 50 percent have survived to this day. This example is a true collectible, especially when you factor in that there were just 1,320 models of the 1960 356B coupe built.
The 356 came in A, B, and C, variants which featured some different technical and cosmetic alterations. The 356B was introduced for the 1960 model year and brought with it different powertrain options. It was offered with three 1600cc gasoline engines, the 1600, 1600 Super and Super 90. The model up for sale here is the 1960 Porsche 356B Super 90, which delivers approximately 90 horsepower at the 5,500-rpm mark. Torque output for this engine is 89 pound-feet at 4,300 rpms. The Super 90 coupe could go from 0 to 60 mph in ten seconds.
This Heron Grey 356B appears to be in immaculate condition with no major chips or blemishes on its exterior. Apart from its pristine paint job, this stunning beauty comes with a bright red interior that provides a nice accented look from the unique exterior hue. The cabin looks clean and well taken care of with no unusual wear and tear visible.
The Porsche 356 is still in demand today and regarded as one of the most iconic cars ever produced. It helped further Porsche’s reputation for building high-quality, fast and quick little sports cars.