Lot 113: Porsche 356B T6 Cabriolet
The 356 series was without doubt the model which catapulted the Porsche marque into world-wide contention in the hotly-contested sports car market. It put into practice Dr Porsche's highly-evolved theories about ensuring traction through rear-mounted engines, as had been put into practice in some of his mighty pre-war racing designs, and subsequently some of the early Cisitalia racing cars. Another keynote was to keep everything as light as possible, so that all 356 bodywork variations always demonstrated the classic engineering principle of form following function, remaining sharp and purposeful.This is a left-hand-drive example of the ever-popular Cabriolet, built in 1963. The Porsche is delightfully presented and is clearly a very good overall example, and benefited from a restoration in 2007. This particular car also benefits from being fitted with the highly desirable Super 90 engine. The coachwork is in Silver Grey in colour with a contrasting blue leather interior. This 356 has been in the hands of a collector in the south of France for many years, and returned to London with him at the beginning of last year. Offered with UK V5 papers. These glamorous early Porsches are as usable as they are handsome and in recent years they have also begun to make great strides in value; this one still represents sound value for a good example.
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Coys, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
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