This Porsche 356
According to a copy of the original factory built sheet (Kardex) on file, this beautiful Porsche 356A was completed at Porsche Werk on Septembre 24th, 1958. The new 356 was finished in the striking exterior color of 'Aquamarinblau' (Aqua Marine Blue) and destined for the North American market where Max Hoffman Corp of New York is recorded as the selling dealer and importer. In addition to the beauty of this early Porsche, it is significant that it is highly original and loads of original parts were kept, restored or sourced to complete the restoration.
The current owner purchased the car in 2014 from a dealer and started restoring the car himself. He carried out the disassembly and assembly work of this comprehensive restoration, while specialist shops were put to work for the component and body work. The owner was also responsable for buying lots of original and new parts; all documented on file. The body was professionally restored, the original engine and transaxle were completely rebuilt. The Reutter body was stripped to bare metal, professionally painted in its original Aqua Marine Blue, and refitted with all new rubber seals and gaskets, while the matching wheels were powder coated. This entire restoration is photographed as well.
Chrome and brightwork are all original and unrestored. Inside a German type square weave carpet was installed; all red leatherette parts are still original and unrestored as well. We can see an incredible amount of original items of which the list is endless. Correct lights front and back; original bumper guards, original shine up, stamped engine cover, stamped trunk panel, matching fuel reservoir, original toolkit, manual....
After restoration, the owner would enjoy the pure 356 on the road the following years, acquiring around 10.000km on the odo.
Today this beautiful 356 A still looks stunning, and the attention to originality is magnificent throughout. With its perfect bodywork and mechanics completely restored, this is a wonderful machine to enjoy as is. A real time capsule taking you back to 1958.
The car currently has Belgian registration.