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1963 Porsche 356B Super Cabriolet

  • Upgraded with SC engine and disc brakes
  • Original body panels and date code wheels
  • Original livery of Ruby Red over a black leather interior
  • Documented by a copy of its Kardex
  • Sold new by Competition Motors in Hollywood, California

VIN: 157567

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Throughout the lifespan of the legendary Porsche 356, the little air-cooled, rear-engine sports car evolved, from what some early pundits described as a dressed-up Volkswagen, into a world-class and highly respectable sports car. One of the most important evolutionary steps for these cars was the introduction of the 356B Super for 1963. While the venerable four-cylinder engine was providing adequate power to go from 0 to 60 mph in 12.8 seconds, hitting 90 mph in 29.4 seconds, the best upgrade in Porsche's life was its handling. Earlier models of these little cars took specialized training in the road-control department. While the early 356s could be trained to follow commands on a road course, it took time and a bit of ESP to determine exactly where the rear end of the car was going to end up. With the 356B Super's introduction, improvements started with a stiffer torsion bar system, resetting of the shock absorbers, plus new road-hugging tire designs and overall suspension geometry adjustments. All these improvements combined to provide the driver with a more positive feel and sense of control, whether on the road or on the track.

Car and Driver magazine laid out the goals and achievements that this little company from West Germany had presented. "The emphasis veered from the stark semi-competition car to the luxurious 'businessman's express'. Which brings up a point: the Porsche does what the Thunderbird would like to do - it's a very 'personal' car and a status symbol of connoisseurs who know automobiles and appreciate fine points of design and craftsmanship. It also does everything most sports cars try to do, representing the ideal they are all striving after." Simply put, if you loved performance and were confident enough to "grab a bull by the horns", then the 356B Super might be just the car for you.

Equipped with a highly desirable and rare 1964 356 SC engine that was outfitted in period, this 1963 Porsche 356B Super Cabriolet would be sold new by Competition Motors in Hollywood, California, per its accompanying factory Kardex copy. Recently imported back to the United States, this 356B Super presents in its original color of Ruby Red over a black leather interior. The dash is finished in the same Ruby Red color and features a center-mounted clock and radio. Equipped with the superior 356 SC engine, it has also been converted to disc brakes in all four corners, elevating its drivability and making it the ideal driver for tours and rallies. Furthering its importance, the wheels are date code correct, and the front and rear bonnets have the body number "67" stamped in them, confirming they are the original body panels.

Accompanying the sale of this 356B Super Cab is a jack, owner's manual, convertible top, tonneau cover, headrests, and the aforementioned copy of the factory Kardex. An eye-catching and enjoyable Porsche 356B Super Cabriolet in a desirable specification, this example will make for a delightful addition to tours, rallies, and many of the Porsche club events that stretch around the globe.

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