One-Owner 1963 Porsche 356B Super Cabriolet
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Final bid:$102,000
Categories: Air-Cooled
Auction type: ReserveEnded
8 bids, 52 comments

Vehicle Details


  • Year: 1963
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 356 B Super Cabriolet
  • VIN: 158621
  • Mileage: 88,000mi (5-digit odometer)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Ivory
  • Seller Type: Dealer
  • Location: Montréal, QC H2C 1N8
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0040813

For the 1962 model year, Porsche launched the T6 program, featuring updated Reutter bodywork that included a unique twin-grille rear decklid design for the 356B. Representing the final year of the 356B production, this 1963 1600 Super Cabriolet comes finished in Ivory over red leather upholstery. Cared for by the original owner until 2022 and subsequently passed on to the owner's spouse, this meticulously maintained example is now being offered for auction by the selling dealer out of Canada.

This 356 was refinished in its factory-specified shade of Ivory (6204) in 2000. It equips a black convertible top and chrome accents on the bumpers, headlight rings, door handles, and window moldings. Additionally, it features a polished driver's side mirror, a twin-grille rear decklid, gold model lettering, and 15" slotted steel wheels adorned with chrome Porsche-crested hubcaps. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with paint meter readings.

The cabin presents red leather upholstery, spanning the seats, door panels, and upper dashboard. Matching carpets line the floors, while additional details include an exterior-colored dashboard, a black-finished 3-spoke steering wheel, and chrome accents. The equipment also includes an analog quartz clock, a Porsche-crested horn button, a locking glovebox, and a Blaupunkt radio.

The air-cooled 1,600cc flat-four engine was rated at 75 HP and sends power to the rear wheels by way of a 4-speed manual gearbox. Equipment includes dual carburetors, a Bosch ignition coil, and finned aluminum drum brakes. The seller states fluids were flushed yearly and reports no signs of leakage.

This sale will include a clean title, owner’s booklets, Blaupunkt radio literature, some tools, and a spare tire. 

The seller would like you to know: “This is a super rare opportunity to own what is basically a one-owner original Porsche 356B Super Cabriolet. Aside from the respray, this example remains unrestored. It was babied and pampered by its original owner, a doctor, and passed on to his spouse. This beauty 356 is ready for Chapter II. Any writers in the room?”

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $102,000
  • Auction End: Mar 06, 2024 07:37:29PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 8
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  • Wolf365 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $102,000

  • FTPLIV 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $101,000

  • Wolf365 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $100,500

  • FTPLIV 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $100,250

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @Classiccarrestorer i appreciate your comment. 16 extra pictures were Added during the week. ( 121 to 137 ) to answer legitimate questions and servicing the Lot. By going through Comment #1 to the most recent: all Questions were Answered. Imho. Keep them coming BTW, by involving Contact Seller… Next Custodian will be VERY HAPPY!

  • PCARMARKET 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @heythere the comment section is for constructive conversation, you pointed out the bumperettes and it was noted. Please try to imagine if it were you selling a vehicle, you would want the conversation kept to a respectful course.

  • Classiccarrestorer 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Seller seems to always answer the questions by not answering them. Good at dancing around them with WOW, Easy, No worries, Just take a paint brush no problem etc.

    Reading the comments the seller was asked about the vin plate and front trunk compartment many times and posted the vin plate cropped and a half pic of the front tub in the dark not to show the tub had repair work and the vin plate was half eaten out. Also mentioned was a colour difference of paint on the panels which you can clearly see and it was still denied. I would highly advise a PPI to know what you’re getting into.

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @HeyThere Good Eyes! Personal Taste of Original Owner. Winner’s prerogative to leave them as they are, or trim them the way He / She wants! No Drama. Just Wow///

  • HeyThere (registered bidder) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Front bumperettes are upside down.

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    The ‘rust’ situation was covered in the early / intro comments. Summary: it is an Original car. ( They are original only Once! Part 2: upon request ONLY, and for very small finance, surface rust You see will be brush away, and Würth Gravel Guard will be professionally applied. So Winner of the Lot drive Home Happy! Mechanically and Optic Both are Perfect ( including Spotless Engine Bay ).

    Bonhomie

  • Harboc 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @Classiccarrestorer Thanks. Yes, I’ve also been there

  • Classiccarrestorer 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @Harboc
    You can clearly see there’s something going on in the front because underneath the subframe seems to have quite a bit of rust as well as the front tub looks to have been worked on or replaced. You can see it’s been cut and welded in the pictures so could be an accident or rust, who knows. The vin plate is eaten out from rust as well. No hoist pictures so hard to know the condition of the whole undercarriage.

    Would still make a nice driver for someone one but definitely not rust free or unmolested. I’ve restored many of these over the years and let me tell you there’s always fun surprises when you strip the body to bare metal.

  • Harboc 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Seems to have at least surface rust underneath battery box and nearby as well.
    ??

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @Harboc No Rust. Babied & pampered in perfect heated garage.

  • Harboc 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Rust anywhere?

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @Owners911 Just an illusion. The under intense bright winter Sun reflecting from snow banks. Car was Repainted once to give it a fresh look. Like you repaint some rooms in your house once in a while. Same logic applies here. Not because of an accident. Not because of rust or damage. We know who did it. A Strong 8 out of 10. Door gaps and panels are ALL EXQUISITE. 🪄 🪄🪄 🪄

    Next Custodian will be VERY HAPPY.

    1 Owner 1963 Porsche 356, S

  • Owners911 3 months, 2 weeksago

    In picture #13 there seems to be a noticeable colour difference in the door, rear quarter panel and front fender? Was the car repainted at different times due to an accident or possibly rust? Possible to elaborate? Thank you.

  • Dollarbill911 (registered bidder) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @alexBert, thank you for the extra pics, it shows the authenticity of the car. I like it!

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @964ARES Surely Possible. Just Received them. They will make the Gallery in 5 small minutes. Stay Tuned!

  • 964ARES 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Is it possible to get a picture of the full vin plate please and proper front trunk pictures? Should be pretty simple to do. Thank you.

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @Regest Hello: Matching number 3x, Engine & Transmission & color ( Ivory 6204 ). Original 88000 miles on odometer. Owner never bothered requesting COA or Kardex. Order 1: i’ll pay You back.

  • Regest (registered bidder) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Hello, Is this car matching numbers, engine and transmission? Do you have a COA or Kardex?

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @Twicedaily Thanks: Car title in Virginia. Storage in Quebec within a perfect heated Garage. No import tax to go back home in 🇺🇸. Porsche is fully tuned and doesn’t need anything. RoadTrip Ready!!

  • Twicedaily (registered bidder) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Beautiful car. Seller: Is the car titled in Virginia or Quebec? Thanks

  • Wolf365 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $100,000

  • Wolf365 (registered bidder) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Alex, Appreciate what i see. Very good looking 356.

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    After many requests from Contact Seller: Just added to the Gallery: pictures of Original Tool Kit Porsche 356B, that could be a separate lot in itself: included! Not hard to believe, but True!

    Gray Vinyl Tool Roll w/Fabric Strap
    Double-Open-Ended Wrenches
    Wood-Handled Screwdrivers
    Wood-Handled Hubcap Puller
    Hazet 763 Spark Plug Wrench
    19mm Lug Nut Wrench
    Side-Cutter Pliers

    A Real Beauty. Really sought after item. There.

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  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    S, for Super, +15 hp ( From 60 to 75 )

    Bringing Top speed from 160 kms to 175 ! ( 110 mph)

    More Oomph!

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @964ARES UR very welcomed. Extra pictures added to the Gallery. ( Vin Tag, Service book ) more coming. Stay tuned!

    Car doesn’t need anything. Fully tuned! Clean as a whistle. Ready to be Driven!

    Buying a 1-Owner Porsche 356 ( in 2024 ) is an opportunity not to be missed!

    I invite You to come and see the car Live. Or have someone Report for You. Click Contact Seller. Ill make that happens.

    @Dollarbill911 GoodEyes 👀 & Spot On 🎯.

  • Dollarbill911 (registered bidder) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Looks great! Beautiful classic. Looking forward to Wednesday!

  • 964ARES 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Interested in bidding but want to know what the car needs… thanks.

  • 964ARES 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @seller Thanks for updating some pics but you didn’t post the photos I requested… May you please post a photo of the vin tag in the front trunk as well as photos of the front tub where the spare tire sits on the floor. Also please possible to post photos of the area that seems to be rotting where the middle of the subframe bracket attaches to the main floor pan? Thx

  • Dollarbill911 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @Somer Good question. Engine was out ONCE, just to clean it and to clean the Engine bay, ( toothpaste/ toothbrush 🪥 ) Spic & Span type of detailing with great care.

    & YES: Original Tool kit comes with the Car.

    Engine Fully Tuned 🔝 🔝 🔝.

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • Somer (registered bidder) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Has engine ever been out? Any receipts from past years? Tool kit?

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    I visited surviving wife of original owner this weekend in Virginia 🇺🇸. Turning -90- this year and going to the Gum 3x / Week. True Force of Nature. She is unbelievable. A True Porsche Fanatic as well. Love birds they were, & nuts for this car! Enjoying every minute of it. Good Karma.

    Did the Gallery of a stunning 1931 Packard 833 Phantom in Also Fantastical Shape, will be Available soon. Transfer the Info, and the link 🔗 of this Auction. Added pictures at the end if the Gallery:::::

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @964ARES Some extra pictures were taken THIS PM! ( March, 2, 2024 ) and added to the Gallery. If You take a magnifying glass, You will see some surface rust, that You can brush away Easily in minutes. All the bones are Solid. Floors as well. No Drama anywhere. Remember: 60 years old Lady / Baby!!

    For Very small finance after Reserve is Met, i can involve a Service here that will take extra care of the situation. Applying Factory original Würth Gravel Guard will be considered. For an ok Finishing. We will cross the Bridge when We see the River. Not there Yet. Envoy the added pics.

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @shy No damage no accident. All the door gaps are wonderful. Adult driven.

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @Andrew2337 Right On 🎯

  • 964ARES 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @seller

    I’m also wondering if any rust ? Possible to take photos of floor pans properly please?

    Also in picture 96, it appears that where the bracket/ sub frame attaches to the main floor pan in the middle , it seems like it is rusting/ rotting out. Possible to take picture of that area please as rust definitely seems present there in the middle of the V shaped bracket.
    Thanks

  • shy (registered bidder) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Hi there any rust of any kind on the car or ever been in an accident.

  • Andrew2337 (registered bidder) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    So if you're a Canadian buyer you'll need to drive it back across the border do the paperwork turn around drive back to Canada and pay the import fee and taxes. If it's going to the US then there shouldn't be any issues.

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @Andrew2337 GoodMorning Andrew. USA 🇺🇸 Car, so no need to trigger the regular ( easy peasy ) procedure. No import tax. No nothing. Car is Sturdy and Strong. I would have no problem hitting the road and deliver doorStep. Even if home is called SanDiego ;-)

  • Andrew2337 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • Andrew2337 (registered bidder) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Was the car imported to Canada or just visiting? It would impact the customs duties if the car was to stay in Canada or USA

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @964ARES Thanks. Porsche on Pcar. Natural Habitat. Matching number and Color. 1 owner car. From Dear Doctor Gagnon of Alexandria Virginia. Extensive collection of properties and cars, on All continents. Man with simple tastes, Easily satisfied with the Best of Everything. Since He had so many cars, the mileage is very low on each specimen. This 356 was mainly used in Quebec, Laurentians, summers only, where he took 1 month vacation yearly.

    Nice mission: ill seek and provide the picture You need.

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @peterten Thanks. Everything imperial. 88000 original miles on the clock. Documentation history. Professionally done.

  • AlexBert (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @chicagomark Good Morning!! Yes! 🇺🇸 Car. Storage in Quebec, 30 minutes north of Montreal, before reaching MontTremblant. In perfect Environment.

    Hop Ambassador Bridge. Say Hello to Detroit and reach Chicago in No Time. Chicago. My kind of Town. My kind of People too, people who…. 🎼 🎵 🎶

  • 964ARES 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @Alexbert

    Thanks for bringing the car to auction!

    Couple of questions. (Interested bidder)

    Is this car matching numbers? Any COA or Kardex available to prove it’s match number ?


    Also I don’t see a photo of the vin plate in the front tub. Possible to remove spare tire and cover and take proper pictures of vin plate as well as photos inside of the front tub showing front tub floor pan and fenders please ?
    Thank you.

  • peterten (registered bidder) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Nice B. Is it just the odo that’s in km? The speedometer looks to be imperial. Was any documented history kept?
    Also, what was the extent of the respray (i.e, glass out; top, bumpers, handles, and trim removed, etc.)? Any photos prior to?

  • FlyBoi 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • chicagomark (registered bidder) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Virginia plates ? Located in Canada ?

One-Owner 1963 Porsche 356B Super Cabriolet
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