The Salon Privé Sale 2014

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1959 Porsche 356 A Coupe

Lot No.: 151

Registration: 807YUA
Chassis Number: 107134
Engine Number: P65126
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 1582cc
Year of Manufacture: 1959
Sold for (£): 87,400

Porsche introduced the 356A at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1955 which thoroughly updated their 356 line-up of coupes, cabriolets and speedsters. Major changes were the 1600 cc engine, curved screen and revised suspension. Ruetter remained the coachbuilder. Tyre technology was improving which better suited suspension changes and higher fuel octanes allowed better performance. From the outside the 356A was only slightly different, wider tyres, a rubber strip below the doors and the curved screen marked the changes. The interior now received a flat-face dashboard, locking glove box and a radio. Other appointments included headlight flasher, automatic interior lighting and self cancelling indicators.

Supplied new by AFN Ltd on 9th April 1959, this beautiful right-hand drive 'A' Coupe is finished in Fashion Grey with red leather seats. Supplied with 15 inch wheels with chrome nub caps, push button radio, cigarette lighter, tool kit and jack, this attractive little sports car has been beautifully restored. Bills in the history file show the car was restored between 2010-2012 and has covered very few miles since. A letter of authenticity from Porsche also confirms the car's identity and the history file even boasts original 356 A promotional literature and an original owner's manual.  

Lightweight, with very nimble handling characteristics, the 356 proved to be very popular and also enjoyed significant success in motor sport over the years. It is extremely rare to get the opportunity to buy a UK supplied RHD 356 A and this in combination with the very attractive colour scheme and exceptional condition makes this a very desirable Porsche indeed. A full condition report will be made available to perspective buyers from marque experts Paragon Porsche, detailing both the mechanical and aesthetic condition of this vehicle. An elegant and sophisticated choice for any discerning Porsche collector, this 356 can be driven away from the auction.