For sale is a "restoration in progress" 1958 Porsche 356 Cabriolet Normal. This is a matching numbers car that retains its original engine and transmission! The numbers on the doors, rear deck lid, and hood also match the car. It has been in the possession of one owner for over 30 years. The restoration was commissioned 25 years ago and the car received new floors and longitudinals on one side. Additional metal work included lower door skins and a few smaller patches. The car was repainted at that time. The finish has held up well but is not without blemishes. The engine was rebuilt approximately 20 years ago.
The car retains most of its original parts! Even the original pistons and cylinders were saved during the engine rebuild. When the brakes were rebuilt the parts that came off the car were saved as well.
The 356 currently breathes through a pair of Weber carburetors. The Solexes that came off the car when it was purchased were rebuilt and packed away. Yes, Zenith NDIX units were standard in 1958 but due to the carXX;s originality we think it is possible, that along with the optional chrome wheels (included and correctly date coded), someone at the factory could have installed the Solex units. Far fetched? You be the judge!
For improved stopping power, the front brakes were upgraded to "B" brakes. Of course the originals were kept.
The convertible top was restored in the mid 1970s by the previous ownerXX;s mother. It will need to be restored once again. Most of the original interior panels are accounted for and can be used as templates. The front seats were re-dyed years ago but are original to the car as is the rear seat.
True story: The Nardi wheel was plucked right out of a 300SL Gullwing that was being prepped for sale. The original Porsche wheel and horn button are included.
Over the years the restoration has stalled and the car has been driven less than 1,000 miles since the engine rebuild. In 2XXX it was freshened with a carburetor rebuild, new axle boots and fuel lines. The brakes were gone through again and the fuel tank was removed, restored and reinstalled. A new fuel reserve valve was installed under the dash.
The car would make a nice "driver" with just a little effort. It was not restored on a rotisserie but in my opinion, the car with its appreciating value, deserves such a restoration. It will be up to the new owner to decide which path to take. The car comes with a Porsche C.O.A. and clear Florida title.
Please take the time to study all of the pictures carefully and let me know if you have any questions.
Nome Utente: GergerDaniel
Id annuncio: 219653
Numero Visite: 1058
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