1963 Porsche 356B
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Matching numbers engine and transmission
Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
Original combination of rare Smyrna Green over black interior
National First Prize winner in Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA)
Originally delivered to Competition Motors
Major mechanical service recently performed
“Canepa Difference” mechanical inspection, servicing, and concours-level detailing done
Often times the visual that comes to people’s minds when “early Porsches” are mentioned is the classic and iconic Porsche 356. With its timeless styling that evolved over the course of its 10+ year production run, increasingly gaining power and handling improvements during that time, it became a well-known and well-liked sports car. With space for two front passengers and 2 slightly smaller passengers in the back, it became a sports car that could be argued as “practical.” No doubt helping with its popularity, the 356 would cement itself as one of the all-time greats of early sports car design and still reflects that today with its enthusiast base and strong values.
This matching numbers 356B coupe was delivered on May 17th, 1963 according to the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and imported by Competition Motors of Culver City, California. Painted the rare color of Smyrna Green over a black interior, it is a stunning car to behold in person. Based on the photographs that accompany the car, the 356 was given a complete high-quality paint job in the same Smyrna Green sometime during its history. The chrome trim throughout the car is in excellent condition and shines like new brightwork. The matching numbers engine runs and responds to the driver’s immediate input with no questions. The 4-speed manual transmission shifts effortlessly while you enjoy putting this 356 through its paces.
The most recent owner purchased the car in July of 2016, keeping the car in his California home and driving it sparingly. Adding around 400 miles to the car, he decided that it was time to make some room and he spoke to Bruce Canepa. Shortly afterwards the car arrived at Canepa where it was inspected from front to back. Clearly well taken care of due to its condition inside and out, the car went through the lengthy “Canepa Difference” process to ensure that it was completely ready for the next owner. With a full mechanical inspection completed and serviced as needed, the car was looked over extensively for the next step: the concours-level detailing of the car.
Fully prepped and ready for its next owner to take to the streets or car shows, this rare Smyrna Green 356 is a striking example from near or far away. With its well-behaved driving manners, sophisticated and timeless styling, all while retaining its original engine and transmission, this 1963 Porsche 356B is an excellent opportunity to get into a late 356 with some personality.
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