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1963 Porsche 356B Coupé

 
 
 
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Registration NWU 152A
Chassis Number 214319
Engine Number PO600512
Odometer reading 9,410 miles
Estimate £66,000 - £72,000

Porsche's 356 became a classic the day the first car left the production line and the ensuing years have only enhanced the legend.  Continuous updates from the very earliest days of the model and gradual replacement of its early Volkswagen-based components with parts from Porsche manufacture saw to this.  These detail changes came frequently but major change was only made when necessary and after due consideration of their effect to improve performance, ride, handling and the marque's enviable reputation of being able to produce sporting motorcars with competition-beating reliability.  After a significant updating in 1955 with the 356A, the 356B was introduced in 1960, the firm's most significant evolution yet. Motivated in part by increasingly demanding safety regulations, the 356B had raised stronger bumpers and lifted headlights that noticeably altered the car's frontal appearance.  Vent windows in the doors and hinged rear windows enhanced interior ventilation.  Up-rated Elfin brakes with cooling fins also benefited from air intakes below the headlights which channels cooling air to the front drums.

This Porsche was imported from Oklahoma in 2013 by the vendor who immediately started a total restoration project on her. The bodywork was stripped, repaired or replaced as necessary; photographic evidence is available. The colour was changed from champagne to a more aesthetically pleasing slate grey and the interior re-trimmed in contrasting red interior. Mechanically, this 356 has been taken care of in every aspect; the engine was rebuilt by Chris Turner Porsche in London NW10 at a cost of £6,926, again photographic evidence is available. A replacement gearbox has also recently been fitted; the fastidious vendor has been meticulous in keeping all of the invoices and his total spend on this Porsche is quite significant, the condition of NWU 152A certainly reflects the level of investment. Unusually, the history from when the vehicle was in the U.S. is also available and makes for interesting reading. This lefthand Porsche 356B Coupé is a superb example and is supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate (no advisories) valid until 15th October 2017.