1963 Porsche 356B Super Coupe by Karmann
Spectacular restored condition
Rare and desirable Karmann bodied 1963 356B Super Coupe
One of only 2,229 built
Numbers matching super engine, gearbox and decklid
Stunning color combination
Final production year 356B
Several rare factory options including:
Ventilated Chrome Steel Wheels
Hubcaps With Porsche Crest
Side Trim Strips
Blaupunkt AM/FM Radio
Documentation includes owner's manual, tool kit and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity copy
A dream for the Porsche collector or enthusiast
The 1963 Porsche 356B Super Coupe by Karmann featured here is finished in stunning black with a wonderful red interior. This particular example was reputedly fully restored around 5 years ago with fresh paint, interior and a full drivetrain rebuild. This desirable Karmann bodied 356B Super performs as well as it presents, displaying several rare factory options including side trim strips and a two speaker Blaupunkt radio. Accompanying this investment-grade Porsche 356 is its owner's manual, tool kit and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity copy which verifies that the numbers matching Super 1600 engine as well as the numbers matching gearbox are still intact. With excellent condition, great colors and matching numbers, this rare Porsche 356B is sure to bring years of enjoyment to its future caretaker. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or [email protected] for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Trades welcome. Financing available. Buy with confidence.
HISTORY OF THE PORSCHE 356B SUPER COUPE
The 356 was created by Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche, son of Ferdinand Porsche Senior, and was originally conceived as a small, lightweight sports car that shared design characteristics of the Porsche-designed Volkswagen Beetle that was developed prior to WWII. Believed to have taken its name from being the three hundred and fifty sixth Porsche design, the 356 was the first production automobile to bear the Porsche name. Production began in 1948 and the first cars were built with aluminum bodies constructed in Austria though production eventually switched to Germany after Porsche contracted Reutter Coachworks to build the 356 bodies. In 1951, the 356 took a class win at Le Mans and thanks to the efforts of U.S. importer Max Hoffman, the Porsche brand quickly won over motoring enthusiasts from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. While the 1600 base engine produced an adequate 60hp, sport minded customers had the option to upgrade to the "super" specification 1600. A retuned 1600 that was good for 75hp, the Super specification cars were built in limited numbers and are still highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts.
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