Collecting and Restoring European Sports Cars and American Classics for over 30 years in Northern California

356A Coupe

1959 is the last year of production for the Porsche 356A and this Coupe could be described as a "barn find". It had been restored in the early '70's, was parked in a garage in LA about 1982 and discovered in 2003. I bought it dead, not running, covered with dust and boxes, and brought the mechanicals back to life.

The motor is from a 1967 Porsche 912 and the transmission, brakes, tires, etc..., are all new. The thin paint, a custom creation of dark metallic blue with a tiny bit of muranno pearl, and the full leather upholstery are vintage 1970 that are untouched, but I did install all new weatherstripping, window channel, the correct German square weave carpet and new rubber floor mats.

On 6V it starts easily either hot or cold and the period options include a VDM wood steering wheel, an electric tachometer from a 1965 356SC, the three Heuer rally clocks on the glove box door, the Jaeger chronograph in the middle of the dash, the head rests and Simpson competition seat belts, luggage rack, and the driving lights. It's a great driver that can be scratched without worry. I drive it, on average, about 3500 miles a year.

Model:356A Coupe
Body Style:Coupe
Exterior:Dark Blue
Interior:Cognac Leather