1959 Original Porsche 356 Convertible D Super

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1959  Original Porsche 356 Convertible D  Super

 

 

Location: California

Price $135,000 US Dollars

Although no pictures were given, this is a great find.     I would love to do a restoration on a Porsche 356 Speedster or a Convertible D.  It has new interior and softop.  The Engine is currently being rebuilt but at additional cost.   It comes with a rare hardtop for this car.  I dont think I have ever seen the hard top from the factory. Pretty cool to get a hardtop for the converitible D.  Its super rare.   I have seen the speedster hardtop which I think is a must have.   It really completes the car.   Originals are very hard to come by but there are fiberglass hardtop alternatives like Fibersteel.   

A good article by WilhoitAutoRestoration on #85501 : The Convertible D Prototype

Update:  12/8/16  This car is now on ebay with bidding at $70,100  (8 bids) 

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Seller Description:

I am selling my Authentic Porsche 1959 356 Convertible D Speedster Super. It is all matching numbers original factory Porsche.

There were only about 1400 convertible D speedster made

And of those only about 200 of the Super. This is one of those. It’s extremely rare.

New soft top
New carpet
New clutch
New undercoat

Engine currently undergoing full rebuild by master 356 only mechanic. He’s on vacation though so you have options

Price to be sold as is
With completed engine extra cost of build

Has extremely rare dealer original period hardtop

Currently Aga Blue patina paint with new grey carpet and black seats.

Seller’s Ebay Description:

1959 Porsche 356 Speedster D

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I am selling my Authentic Porsche 1959 356 Convertible D Speedster Super. It is matching numbers original factory Porsche. Engine is out for rebuild.

There were only about 1400 convertible D speedster made

And of those only about 200 of the Super. This is one of those. It’s extremely rare.

I believe I am the 3rd owner

Has extremely rare dealer original period hardtop. From my understanding Porsche didn’t make a factory hardtop so it was made by Plastics Dynamics as a period Dealer option.

Currently Aga Blue patina paint with new grey carpet and black seats.

New soft top
New carpet
New undercoat

Matching Hood, Deck lid, Tank, Trans, Engine, Wheels, possibly Doors too I haven’t checked.

Comes with a set of period Goodyear tires that would e great to take to a show somewhere.

Wheels are dated 59

When engine was in and driving the trans didn’t seem to have any issues and went through all gears smoothly.

Car was previously California car and moved to PA since the 80’s where it had a S90 motor for many years.
It has returned to CA and the S90 was traded for its original engine that needs to be rebuilt.

Engine was undergoing full rebuild by master 356 only mechanic but stopped due to He’s on vacation though so you have options

When I bought it I had planned to keep it as a driver till I could do a full restoration. At this time I am entertaining a sale. I will keep it if I don’t get asking price throw in a 912 engine and drive it which someone else smart should do.

Price to be sold as is
With completed engine extra cost of build

Open to trade for an 356 A T1 + cash or any running car + cash

Also have a ’60 T5 S90 Sunroof in bare metal undergoing restoration if anyone is interested.

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