1958 Porsche 356 A

4 Speed Manual
2.2 litre
00295 miles showing
VIN-No. 104712

The 356 was created by Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche (son of Dr. Ing. Ferdinand Porsche, founder of the company). Like its cousin, the Volkswagen Beetle (which Ferdinand Porsche Senior had designed), the 356 was a four-cylinder, air-cooled, rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive car utilizing unitized pan and body construction. While the 356's body was an original design by Porsche employee Erwin Komenda, its mechanicals (including engine, suspension and chassis) were derived from the Volkswagen. The first 356 was road certified in Austria on June 8, 1948, and used many Volkswagen parts for manufacturing economy. Quickly though, Porsche re-engineered and refined the car with a focus on performance. By the late '50s many fewer parts were shared between Volkswagen and Porsche. The early 356 automobile bodies produced at Gmünd were handcrafted in aluminum, but when production moved to Zuffenhausen, Germany in 1950, models produced there were steel-bodied.

The car we have here, has been the subject of a major restoration. It has travelled just 1000 km since being restored and has many great features and upgrades. The body has had a full bare metal and blast before repainting and is completely rust free. It had many new panels fitted during this process including new inner rear wheel arches, floors and rocker. The undercarriage is as clean as the body with new suspension and all parts replaced, plated or painted where required. All wiring looms and brake lines have been replaced and it is fitted with front disc brakes and amazingly it has air conditioning that really works.

This car has been built to be enjoyed and to be driven, hence the superb 160 BHP 2.2 litre motor that has been fitted. After a ten month wait this motor was built by one of the most renound Porsche and VW engine builders in the US Jack Raby at cost of over $28,000. Many brand new parts were employed including heads and billet crank. It is more efficient and is much more reliable and tractable than a warmed 356 could ever be. There are NO extra holes with the engine mounting and it just bolts right up.

Everything about this car has been done to the highest standards making this one of the most fun 356’s we have driven, converted to 12V, electric fuel pump and much more making it also a very reliable car. The standard of finishes is second to none, nothing has been overlooked on the build of this car, this is a very rare opportunity to get a 356 that requires no work and just get in and enjoy this truly sensational car.

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