This 1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Coupe features Karmann T6 bodywork in Ruby Red and has spent the last 25 years in Spokane, Washington while cared for by three fastidious owners, all prominent members of the Porsche Club of America. Accompanied by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this classic 356B is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Washington.
This Karmann Coupe came factory-finished in Ruby Red (6202) and features chrome bumpers with integrated exhaust outlets, a twin-grille rear decklid, and chrome headlight guards. The 15” slotted wheels are fitted with chrome Super hubcaps and a set of Yokohama tires. The seller notes that a correct date-coded spare wheel is included in the trunk. The right front fender was previously refinished to address a scratch and the right rear quarter was recently repainted following a minor cosmetic incident. A corresponding repair invoice is said to be available. The exterior is described to be in very good overall condition with only a few minor touched-up chips throughout. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.
The cabin was reupholstered in what is believed to be red leather over three decades ago. Equipment includes a three-spoke steering wheel, lap belts, a locking glovebox, a vintage Bendix Sapphire IV radio, and auxiliary gauges mounted below the center dashboard. The upholstery exhibits some patina and the seller states that the carpeting appears to be original with some signs of wear noted on the driver’s sill. All gauges and accessories are said to remain fully functional.
An air-cooled Type 616/12 flat-four engine delivers power to the rear wheels by way of a 4-speed manual gearbox. Said to have been overhauled during the mid-1990s, the engine has been fitted with Weber carburetors and a big bore kit for increased power while the transmission was overhauled and modified with a Freeway Flyer 4th gear for better high-speed cruising. The seller states the car had been personally serviced by its prior owners and the front and rear shocks were rebuilt at 119k miles. The clutch cable and housing were replaced along with the clutch and flywheel at 122k miles. The left rear wheel bearing has also been replaced in addition to the axle boots, shift linkage, and kingpin. A four-wheel alignment has been completed and slight oil seepage is noted from the engine.
This sale will include a clean title and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity