1962 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Sunroof Coupe

We are pleased to offer this 1962 Porsche 356B 1600S Sunroof Coupe finished in the rare combination of Slate Grey over red leatherette upholstery.  Representing the first model year for the updated T6 body style, this 1962 example was originally sold in California with factory options including chrome wheels, safety belts, a Blaupunkt radio, and a rare electric sliding sunroof. Spending much of its life in California, the car had reportedly been cared for by two owners since 1965, the latter of whom acquired the car in 1995. Having undergone a major overhaul of its original 1600 Super engine approximately 20k miles ago, this 356B is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Washington accompanied by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.

This 356B is said to have been professionally refinished in its factory original color of Slate Grey in 1982.  This nonmetallic shade is especially sought after by enthusiasts as it was known as Steve McQueen’s favorite color, which he had ordered for his famed 1976 Turbo Carrera.  The car was refinished in acrylic enamel paint and the seller describes the exterior to remain very well presented apart from a small scratch on the driver’s door window.  A small area of corrosion was also recently repaired in the driver’s footwell using a piece of sheet metal cut directly from a new floor pan.  Additional images are provided in the gallery.  A luggage rack has been added to the rear and the factory optional exterior mirrors have been retained along with the original date-coded 15" chrome wheels. 

The interior is described to be highly original with factory red leatherette upholstery covering the seats, door panels, and rear compartment.  The headliner is also said to be original, while the dash pad had been previously replaced along with the carpets using correct German square weave material.  Factory options include two safety belts, a Blaupunkt “Frankfurt” radio with a speaker and antenna, and a rarely seen electric sliding sunroof, an option believed to have been selected for less than 5% of all 356 Coupes. All gauges and accessories are said to be working properly including the original clock.

This 356B carries its original 1600cc Super flat-four carbureted engine paired with a number’s matching 4-speed manual transmission. For the T6 series, the 1600 Super engine received an improved oil cooler, composite steel/aluminum pushrods, and upgraded piston rings running in cast-iron cylinders. The seller states the engine received a major overhaul approximately 20k miles ago. Images of the drivetrain stampings and Porsche COA are available for reference in the photo gallery.

This sale will include a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and a clean title. Sporting an exceptionally rare color combination and electric sunroof, this 1962 Coupe is a perfect choice for any discerning enthusiast looking to add a classic 356 to their collection.

 
 
 

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $92,750
  • Auction End: 2021-10-28 19:29:20+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 40
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Comments (96)

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 monthago

    @jcbfff Thanks JC.... it really is a lovely car... I have a few things I have to do this afternoon that will keep me out of the office. Please email me (contact seller) and let me know to who you want the contract written : name, address , etc. and I'll get a contract to you asap. No rush, the car is yours. it will NOT be driven and it WILL be stored in doors and covered until the rest of the logistics are figured out.

    Thanks!

    I miss the Cobra... it was a great car that should have sold for a good deal more. I've driven the real things and scared myself to death ... I'd take the newer... it actually turns and stops :)

    Klaus

  • jcbfff (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @porscheklaus Thank you for selling this at a realistic price. BTW I saw you sold a MkIV Cobra, I have one of those too!

  • jcbfff 1 monthago

    Sold for $92,750

  • jcbfff 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $92,750

  • Cpparkcity 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $92,500

  • jcbfff 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $92,250

  • Cpparkcity 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $92,000

  • jcbfff 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $91,750

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 monthago

    @jcbfff looks like a small repair done years ago...

  • AirCooledLover 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $91,500

  • jcbfff (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @porscheklaus any signs of rust in the trunk / battery area?

  • jcbfff 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $90,750

  • Hennessy13 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $90,500

  • jcbfff 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $90,250

  • Hennessy13 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $90,000

  • jcbfff 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $89,250

  • AirCooledLover 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $89,000

  • jcbfff 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $88,750

  • Hennessy13 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $88,500

  • jcbfff 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $87,750

  • Cpparkcity 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $87,500

  • Hennessy13 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $85,500

  • jcbfff 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $85,250

  • Hennessy13 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $85,000

  • AirCooledLover 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $83,000

  • Cpparkcity 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $82,500

  • jcbfff (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @porscheklaus thanks

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 monthago

    @jcbfff Webers are on the car now JC

  • timbox2015 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $81,000

  • jcbfff (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Sorry if I missed it but which carbs are on the car now?

  • Hennessy13 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $80,000

  • timbox2015 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $76,000

  • Hennessy13 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $75,000

  • timbox2015 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $68,500

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 monthago

    good morning everyone ! Thanks for the bids....

    I love what this car has going for it:

    Incredibly rare original color slate grey over red.
    Documented two owner Porsche since 1965
    Documented matching numbers car.
    Porsche COA
    Original books, jack, spare
    Complete service history to 1965
    Original and date coded chrome wheels
    Mostly original interior (sans carpets and dash pad)
    Original Blaupunkt "Frankfurt" radio...did I fail to mention, it works :)
    AND OF COURSE the super rare electric sunroof option.

    ....rather hard to believe another might exist..... given the cars rare colors and sunroof option, are we perhaps looking at a one off car? .....perhaps.... perhaps....

    Thanks again !

  • Dovi 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $68,000

  • LVCalas 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $67,356

  • timbox2015 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $60,250

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 monthago

    @Ravenna45 Funny, I spoke to Chad about that car right before it sold.... Neither of us guessed high enough :) ......not even close :)

  • Ravenna45 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    I can attest to this color being Steve McQueen's favorite. I worked at Bob Smith Porsche in Hollywood in the mid to late 70s. We also took care of his "S" cpe of the same color the Turbo you mentioned and his Black/blk 356 Speeedster.

  • DriverM 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • Ravenna45 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $55,500

  • DriverM 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 monthago

    @Coachmule I have sent a video of the sunroof working.... Hopefully it will be up soon, we have been having a few issued with videos....mostly on my end... :)

    By the way, the sunroof motor was replaced in 1998 at approx 106,000 miles

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 monthago

    @Coachmule The roof works coach... I'll try to load one up.... fingers crossed. :)

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 monthago

    @Coachmule Put me in Coach :) Thanks for looking....

  • Coachmule (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Also I notice the drains for the sunroof look awesome. This definitely on my watchlist. Thanks for bringing the car to auction.

    Coach

  • Coachmule (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Good morning from San Diego is there a video of the sunroof operating ? Beautiful car had one when I was 16 paid a whooping 2000 for it.

  • PCARMARKET_MODERATOR 1 monthago

    A new video has been added to the listing page.

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 monthago

    Good morning all. I have been working with the nice folks here at Pcar to upload a driving video ... seems we are having technical difficulties...... stay tuned

  • MurderMammoth 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $50,356

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 monthago

    @ebres63081 Just submitted them again.... I am NOT a tech kinda guy.... It may very well be why I don't care for newer cars as well :) ... The uploads are in the hands of the fine folks at Pcar now :) Thanks

  • ebres63081 (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Cool! Thanks for all the extras... Any idea where the videos appear? Im new here....

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 monthago

    @ebres63081 Forgot the carbs, I just sent a photo to Pcar, carb photos should be up soon. Yes, the original are cleaners are there. Thanks

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 monthago

    Happy Monday all..... As requested, I have added additional shots showing door, hood and rear deck lid gaps as well as a few photos of the maintenance records, pleases note the original service coupon books and bill of Sale to the cars second owner in 1965. I have also included a short cold start video from this morning and a short video showing just how well the cars doors shut. Are there any additional requests? Thanks !

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 monthago

    @Cochrami service records go back to August of 1965. Thanks. I'll post a photo of those as well.

  • Cochrami (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Any service records? Documentation from major repair?

  • DriverM 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 monthago

    @Coachmule CHILL.... it's been resolved.

  • Coachmule (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    @seller I’ve sold two cars on here of course the cars are allowed to be inspected! Who told you they couldn’t you must not sell on here I had a beautiful SC430 Lexus that a guy even paid for a pip inspection! No way I’m spending this kind of money without an inspection especially on a 356 I’m very confused by your comments saying you sell on here all the time but won’t let people see the car ? ? has anyone done an inspection? Care to share ? Was this Captains car ? Old TWA pilot ? Absolutely interested but need to know if a dealer is willing to show the car ?

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @convd good eye sir... missed that as well..... thanks !

  • convd (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Look again. The heater box is there. The photo of the push rod tubes is through the open flapper.

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @ebres63081 Sorry.... carpeting is newer but, the correct weave. Dash pad was replaced at one time. Headliner is also original to the car.

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @ebres63081 Whew... I'll get a photo of the Zeniths for you. If I remember correctly, the air cleaners are there as well. I'll have a look Monday. No heater boxes, sorry. Main reason for the engine photos is to show the car doesn't leak. Perhaps a dime size dollop every now and again. Nowhere is the paint rubbed through. Will do on additional photos Monday. by the way, the doors close like a German vault with that typical 356 wuuumph. You know :)
    I just gave the entire interior a thorough cleaning, I am sure it had been years since it had been done well. I am convinced the seat covers, door cards, rear 1/4 cars and rearmost card are original to the car. I'll get a better photo of the seat backs for you, I think you'll agree. .... I think that's it yes? Thanks ...

  • ebres63081 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Sorry.. one more question. You say the zenith carbs come with. Can you include a photo and most important are the air cleaners there and usable?

  • ebres63081 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Couple of questions from a serious buyer. Do I see the pushrod tubes meaning there is no heater box? If so do you have those parts and are they usable? Also the passenger door. Is that paint rubbed off? If so can we have more photos of the gaps all the way around? And please confirm the interior. Whats original and whats been redone. The rear shelf looks redone and the seats look redone but the doors look original? Thanks in advance

  • MAPC 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • Cochrami (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @PCARMARKET as it should be

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @PCARMARKET Good to know and agreed.

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Cochrami @porscheklaus As long as the seller is ok with it we at PCARMARKET feel that an in-person inspection prior to bidding would certainly be helpful. It should go without saying that all bids should be placed through the platform. The selller's reserve is kept private for the benefit of all. Best of luck to all.

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Cochrami Great school Gonzaga. It's a nice town though now growing.... :/

  • Cochrami (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @porscheklaus my son went to Gonzaga. I had not been there, but became very impressed. Very good people, and by California standards everything is cheap.

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Cochrami Terrific.... .... it's a small town :)

  • Cochrami (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    I live in the San Francisco area, but I have a friend in Spokane who could check it out for me. If you want I can call the Pcarmarket people to get an okay. This is actually quite common.

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Cochrami Sorry for the late response... that pesky work thing :) As far as I am concerned, anyone who would like to take the time to come see the car is welcome to do so, as long as the auction folks are ok with it..... I just want to play by the rules, what-ever they may be....

  • Cochrami (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    I’m confused. I bought a car on this site about 4 months ago. There wasn’t an issue about seeing the car before hand

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Cochrami . I agree AND I am transparent as hell however, since I do a good deal of business with these wonderful folks and since they have ALWAYS been far more helpful than ANY other auction site (we all know who I am referring to) I'll play by the rules. Thanks again.

  • Cochrami (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Do as you wish. Seems like the more transparency the better when selling vintage cars

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Cochrami Kind of a touchy thing Cochrami.... the folks at Pcarmarket have been great to me and wonderful to work with. I am loyal to them and I don't think it fair to others if they are not capable of traveling to see the car due to location, either theirs OR mine. One of the biggest reasons I chose to do business with these fine folks is that they monitor comments .... I think I'll let them chime in if they choose to do so. Thanks!

  • Cochrami (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Beautiful car is it available to view in person?

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Porsche415 You are rather young.... aren't you :)

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @cmaxcliff Yes, there were very nicely done and even embossed - a certain elegance.... progress???

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @porscheklaus Cmax, I have taken photos of the transmission number , the welded chassis plate and the VIN tag. The vin tag is particularly hard to read, sorry about that but, I don't think I want to take a cleaning pad to it. It is difficult to read, but, there. I have asked the nice folks at Pcar to upload these as soon as poss. Thanks.

  • cmaxcliff 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Porsche415 That is what a CoA looked like many years ago.

  • Porsche415 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Beautiful car and COA... but who is the company that validates it's authenticity? It doesn't look like a PCA(Porsche Certificate of Authenticity) document?
    thx

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @cmaxcliff ..... Me on a garage floor.... humor right? I'll get it for you.... somehow :) stay tuned

  • cmaxcliff 1 month, 1 weekago

    @porscheklaus I wonder how I missed the engine number, old age? The trans numbers that you posted are not the trans serial number. The serial number is stamped into the rib running down the center of the trans case. You should be able to get that by placing your phone on the garage floor.

  • Skyking 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • MAPC 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @cmaxcliff Good morning Cmax, Engine #, trans casting # are shown in the photos provided. I'll get the trunk # for you and post it today. Are there any other photos you would like to have? I don't have a hoist available to me now so chassis photos are a bit limited. I shot the trans casting # while the car was on a friends hoist (please reference COA).

    Thanks

  • cmaxcliff 1 month, 1 weekago

    Could you post a picture of the engine number, transmission number, and car serial number stamped into the trunk floor?

  • dostler 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $6,356

  • jimschrager 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $6,000

  • jimschrager 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    I did fail to mention: When the cars engine was overhauled, Weber Carburetors were installed . The cars original Zenith carburetors and intake manifolds were retained. Thanks

  • porscheklaus (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    One of the nicest driving and best looking 356's I have had the pleasure to put some miles on. By the way.... factory, electric sunroof....... oh my, can you say rare?!
    Best of luck, happy biding.

    Happy to answer any questions ....

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1962 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Sunroof Coupe
Final bid: $92,750 This auction has ended.