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Lot No. 330 - 1956 Porsche 356A T1 Cabriolet RHD

Sold for: £196,875

RHD, matching numbers, fully restored and history file dating back to 1956...
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Here is a very rare opportunity to acquire an original UK delivered, RHD Porsche 356A T1 Cabriolet. A genuine matching-numbers car, presented with a complete history dating back to 1956. Fully and expertly restored by marque specialists ‘Export 56' over a three period. The car was completed at Stuttgart, Zuffenhausen in July 1956 and supplied new as a Right Hand Drive model through AFN Limited in Isleworth. Registered in the UK on the 01.11.1956, it was retained by its first owner, Mr R. C Tatchell of Surrey until November 1972. Two further changes of ownership took place during the late seventies and eighties, eventually ending up in the hands of a Mr. Baciu from Newark. After many years of daily use on English roads the car was eventually laid up in the mid 90s. Following 14 years of dry storage and 3 years of exhausting restoration we are proud to be able to offer this exceptionally rare car on the open market for the first time in over 25 years. With a history file dating back to 1956 containing hand written letters from AFN Porsche, a full invoice and photographic portfolio as testimony to its £175,000 plus, nut and bolt restoration this car should be carefully considered and is the perfect purchase. Fully matching numbers, including the bonnet and engine lid stamped with the correct numbers (347). The engine, gearbox, suspension and brakes were totally rebuilt during the 'factory specification' restoration the only change being the welcomed upgrade to 12v. This is a significant car that for the past two years has been on display in the hallowed showrooms of Porsche Hong Kong, and is now offered today with its UK V5c, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, 12 months MoT, in truly stunning condition and worthy of any inspection.  

Year of manufacture:
1956
Make:
Porsche
Chassis number:
61347
# of cylinders:
4
Engine capacity:
1587
Body colour:
Aquamarine Blue Metallic
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
TGP 668
Model:
356A T1 Cabriolet
Engine number:
P62850
Interior colour:
Tan Leather

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