I am currently a 996 owner but came across a co-worker who was in need of funds for medical treatment. I found out he had this 356 that has been sitting untouched for decades and I immediately jumped at it. I've had it about a week and I'm starting to question my resolve and pocketbook in regards to its restoration. I have the title in hand.
Please ask any questions or request for additional pics, I was limited to the free 12 pics for the listing but I can take several more.
It is NOT running as it has sat since the eighties. The timeline I've gotten from the owner is as follows. It was owned by my co-workers father-in-law who was the second owner. The car was parked to be fixed up and it sat untouched in a dry sealed storage/garage. As you can see the interior looks pretty good with everything pretty much intact. My co-worker was the custodian of his father-in-laws estate and took ownership of the vehicle when his father passed. The vehicle has been a Dallas and Lubbock vehicle for all its life as he tells it.
CONDITION:From what you might see in the pics, the exterior paint is all but gone. It looks like there was one patch of bodywork where there might have been a bit of rusting through; this is on the front driver fender. The paint is pretty much peeling off which you might notice in the pics. While it appears to show a lot of exterior rust, it is more of a patina surface. The car rolls freely and suspension and steering turn fine. I'm not too sure what I'm looking at underneath the vehicle but I really don't see much rust and what I do see appears to be on the surface. It looks as if they could have run into a high curb stop on the front driver side under the bumper where it is dented in. I didn't even see it till I removed the bumper however it seems pretty minor in my opinion and there aren't any creases in the metal. The headlights are in a separate box and from what I can tell, the key, hood handle and side mirrors are the only thing missing.
First and foremost, I am not a mechanic or restoration expert in any way. I am an engineer and if I keep it for restoration, would feel very confident that I have an excellent candidate for a resto' project.
I can only assume it is a 356B but I know nothing more and you'd probably need to do a Porsche research request to get the specifics. I don't even know what size the engine is and the title lists it as nothing more than a 960 Porsche. Please be sure to do due diligence in your own understanding of what the vehicle is as my knowledge of it is very lacking.
I will also be listing it throughout various vehicle sites and through the PCA channels so if you are interested, act quickly. If this doesn't sell, it will not be relisted on because I have other channels and guaranteed interested parties already on-board.
Again, if you have any questions or would like me to take specific pictures feel free to contact me. The car is located in Lubbock, TX.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||110370||Mileage:||57,000|
|Body Type:||Coupe||Vehicle Title:||Clear|
|Exterior Color:||Silver||For Sale By:||Private Seller|