1963 Porsche

356 B Carrera 2 Coupe

  • 1963

  • Flat 6 / 1991 cc

  • 4 Speed Manual

  • Silver Exterior & Black Leather Interior

Car Details

The Porsche 356 is a lightweight and nimble sports car, powered by a rear-mounted air-cooled engine. Production started in 1948, and would continue through to 1965, with engineering innovations and developments leading to one of the most iconic and important sports cars ever built. The most popular is the 356 B which was in production from 1960 to 1963 and in mid-1962 featured a new body design, the T6, with larger front and rear windows, larger front hood which was squarer in shape, twin engine compartment cooling grilles, an external fuel filler in the right front wing and enhanced luggage capacity. To improve cabin ventilation, intake louvres were added to the front scuttle, and for the first time, an electronically operated sliding sunroof was available as an option. In the cabin, these latest T6 cars featured a new dashboard with standard clock, improved seat adjustment, door armrest, rear view mirror with day/night adjustability and variable speed windscreen wipers. The Carrera 2 was an amazing advancement, and the most expensive car Porsche had ever built. This car was purchased by The Wilson Collection in 1996 and went through an extensive restoration to bring the car close to factory original. While the power plant has been modified at the owner's request to allow for a racing setup, the car remains an excellent example of a 356 among the many in the collection.