1960 Porsche 356B Sunroof Coupe
Final bid:$65,000
Categories: Air-Cooled
Auction type: ReserveEnded
4 bids, 11 comments

Vehicle Details

  • Year: 1960
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 356 B Coupe
  • VIN: 111332
  • Mileage: 58,698mi (5-digit odometer)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Silver Metallic
  • Seller: tampabaysportscars
  • Seller Type: Dealer
  • Location: Largo, FL 33777
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0022801

Representing the inaugural model year for the Porsche 356B, this 1960 example debuted T5 bodywork built by Reutter in Stuttgart. It was delivered to its first owner in Wiesbaden, Germany, finished in Silver Metallic and equipped with a rare optional sunroof. The seller states it was a barn find that was restored over several years under prior ownership before it was purchased by the current owner in 2013. It then subsequently underwent a full engine rebuild which was completed in 2020 by Heritage Motorcar Research Inc. Accompanied by the original Kardex document, owner’s manuals, tools, and spare tire, this 356B is now being offered for auction out of Florida.

This T5 Coupe was completely refinished in its original Silver Metallic color during the restoration. The windows were replaced, and the original glass is said to accompany the sale. Upgraded LED high/low beam bulbs were installed in 2014. It rides on a set of factory date-stamped 15” chrome wheels dressed in Toyo Spectrum Touring Radial tires from 2015. A matching full-size spare is included in the trunk.

The cabin has been redone with new red upholstery and matching square weave carpeting. Accessories include a black three-spoke steering wheel, a locking glovebox, a factory sunroof, custom Coco floor mats, and a period-correct Blaupunkt AM/FM radio. A 12-volt electrical system conversion was completed during the restoration and the seller notes all gauges and accessories remain fully functional.

The air-cooled 1600cc engine was completely rebuilt by Heritage Motorcar Research Inc. in 2020 including upgraded HMR pistons, ultra-lightweight coated pins, and larger valves as well as 90mm CNC billet cylinders, custom Weber carburetors, a 356-performance aluminum oil cooler, and custom HMR stainless steel muffler. The 4-speed manual gearbox is paired with a new 200mm Sachs clutch, flywheel, and associated hardware. The brakes, electrical system, and suspension were also overhauled during the restoration, corresponding invoices are provided in the gallery. The seller notes a slight oil leak is present and states the gearbox is original to the car.

This sale will include a clean title, the original Kardex, owner’s manuals, jack, spare tire, toolkit, service records, and a clean title.


Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $65,000
  • Auction End: Oct 18, 2022 07:40:00PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 4
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Comments (15)

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  • tampabaysportscars (seller) 1 year, 8 monthsago

    @skylane9 There are pictures of the barn find and pictures of the condition before it was restored.

  • skylane9 (registered bidder) 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Looks like there had been patch work on floor pans and the trunk. Any pictures in the trunk, spare tire area?

  • tampabaysportscars (seller) 1 year, 8 monthsago

    @jwestracing Yes. It's is very slight and German Tech believes the car just needs to be run. Sorry I forgot to get back to you.

  • jwestracing (registered bidder) 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Sorry, what is up with the oil leak? Did German Tech have an update?

  • jqojqo 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $65,000

  • Albertnigri 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $47,000

  • JohnBlackyoldtimer 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $45,250

  • moezilla 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • tampabaysportscars (seller) 1 year, 8 monthsago

    @Whatever123 The car is on consignment. It is not a matching number engine, however the engine case has a matching number and the seller and mechanic believes it is the original, but it’s not the original engine.

  • Whatever123 (registered bidder) 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Is this car on consignment with your company? Or, are you the owner? Also, it states from Heritage invoice the case halves don't match. It reads the third piece is from a super 90 and has been sanded down, yet the third case on the car matches the Kardex. Thanks Seller

  • tampabaysportscars (seller) 1 year, 8 monthsago

    @TCar The engine is new, I don’t think the engine has 25 miles on it. It’s been sitting in my showroom for close to a year. I think the issue is it needs to be run.
    I’ll put it on my lift and have German Tech come and look at it, however as I said it’s nothing more than it needs to run

  • TCar (registered bidder) 1 year, 8 monthsago

    Seller/ @tampabaysportscars, regarding the oil leak, any idea what is causing it or where it is leaking from ?

  • tampabaysportscars (seller) 1 year, 8 monthsago

    @Rowej Thank you! It really is quite stunning.

  • Rowej (registered bidder) 1 year, 8 monthsago

    WOW! Very nicely done! They spent a lot of time and attention to details in all the correct areas. So much money spent on this restoration, and double what a stock engine would cost. The reserve must be very high, and I doubt it will be bid to that price. Not that it isn’t worth it, just a lot of money invested, car is beautiful.

1960 Porsche 356B Sunroof Coupe
Final bid: $65,000 Ended
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