1959 Porsche 356 Convertible D Found in Puyallup

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1959 Porsche 356 Convertible D

Here is a 1959 Porsche 356 Convertible D for sale in Puyallup, Washington.   I personally love these cars and would be knee deep in a restoration if the engine block wasnt restamped improperly.   They are rare and although do not carry the the mystique of the Porsche Speedster, they are cool in their own right.    This particular car was purchased by the seller in his hometown.   The seller purchased it 7 yeares ago after the previous owner restored it and drove no more than 100 miles.  It is an original matching numbers motor and comes with the COA from Porsche.   It has gorgeous leather interior, excellent body fit, and beautiful paint.

What do you think this will sell for? Post your comments!

 

VIN 86704

Odometer 36,721 Miles

Contact:  Stan (253) 209-5798

As of 5/3/17 Bidding  is up to  $157,600 USD

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** 6/18/17   This Convertible D is now being offered for sale at Chequered Flag International for $249,000 USD.   Click Here 

 

The Porsche 356A Convertible D model is arguably the rarest “production” Porsche 356 model ever manufactured for a full year (Carreras being special order cars not made in groups on the assembly line, and the T6 “twin grille” Roadster was produced for only a few months). Only 1,331* Convertible Ds were made between August 1958 and September 1959.

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The Convertible D was a somewhat more practical car than the Speedster: a larger windshield, real side windows, and more comfortable seats, while retaining the beautiful body lines and downward sloping beltline that now attracts so many 356 enthusiasts. Of course some of the minimalist, racier features of the Speedster were lost, and many Porsche purists complained long and loud in 1958!

For the 1960 model year the Convertible D model was replaced by the 356B Roadster based on the new T5 body style. However, sales of the “stripped down” 356 continued to decline, and the last year of Roadster production was in 1962, when just 248 T6-bodied cars were made, with production ceasing well before the end of the model year.

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