This 1963 Porsche 356B coupe is a US-market car finished in Ivory over red which was recently acquired by the selling dealer from the believed third owner. A mechanical and cosmetic refurbishment was reportedly performed about a decade ago, including new paint and a refreshed interior.
The 1600S flat-four was also rebuilt along with the 4-speed manual transaxle, and a service conducted by the seller in preparation of the sale included overhauling the braking system, installing new Weber carburetors, refinishing the hubcaps, and mounting four new tires. This 356 is now being offered in California with an owner’s manual, a letter of authenticity from Porsche France.
The car was repainted about 10 years ago in its original Ivory (6204). The rubber, trim, and window gaskets were also reportedly replaced, and the seller notes minor paint bubbles on the front left fender.
The 15? steel wheels feature re-chromed hubcaps with Porsche crests and wear new 185/65 Bridgestone tires at each corner. Other recent maintenance included replacing the front and rear brakes, as well as installing new lines. Per the seller, the suspension is tired and will require some work.
Originally trimmed in black leatherette, the interior was reupholstered in red during the refurbishment. Work also included repainting the dashboard and installing a new headliner, door panels, carpets, and more.
The car is said to retain its original radio and shows approximately 50,101k miles, though true mileage is unknown.
Power comes from a 1600S flat-four (#703993) that is correct for the model year. The Type 616/12 engine produced 75 horsepower when new and was reportedly rebuilt 10 years ago along with the replacement 4-speed manual gearbox. New Weber carburetors were recently installed by the selling dealer.