Lovely 1961 Porsche 356 B Coupe (T5) in very good overall condition. Not a concours car but ready to use and enjoy. Gets load of admiring looks and comments wherever it goes.
I imported the car from the US (Nevada dry-state) in 2016 as a "outlaw" and have slowly brought it back to a more standard spec.
Body and Paintwork: Bare metal resprayed in 2018 in black, paintwork looks excellent as you can hopefully see from the pictures. The original colour was a light blue. I have the original chrome bumper overriders that could be added back on (require re-chroming) but I prefer the cleaner look without them.
Interior: I reinstated the original grey seats and added newly recovered rear seats and door panels. The seats and door panels are in the correct vinyl. Dash was painted black to match the paintwork and the dash top finished in black leather. The car has period correct oatmeal seatbelts with chrome fasteners. Carpets are all fine. I have a non-working blaupunkt radio that I removed.
Engine: This is a Porsche 356 Super 90 engine that was added to the car at some point in its life. This was rebuilt by a Porsche specialist on behalf of the previous owner in 2011 and there has been very little mileage on it since. The previous owner also added a secondary oil cooler to deal with the Nevada heat. The engine starts well and sounds strong under revving etc. No smoke.
Electrics: The car had a 12v conversion when I bought it and I had the lights/indicators to UK/EU spec.
Chassis: As far as I know the chassis is fine, the underside has obviously had some patching work at some point in its life time but when it has been up on a ramp the mechanics haven't been worried.
I am selling to fund another project, priced realistically given condition.
Same owner for more than 30 years
Original colour combination Heron Grey with red interior
Arm rests in leather
2 Fog Lights
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