1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D

Collector’s Trophy Roadster by Karosserie Drauz and One of The Rarest 356 Type 616/1 Variants - One of 1,331 Produced & Authentically Restored to Concours Standards

Offered at $315,000

Chassis No: 86313

Odometer: 44,894 Miles

Engine: 1.6 Litre 4 Cylinder Boxer Type 616/1 B4 Air-Cooled Pushrod OHV

Transmission: 4-Speed Fully Synchronized Type 716 Manual

Performance: 59 bhp @ 4,500 rpm / 81 lb-ft > 0-60 mph 14.4 sec / 100 mph

Exterior: Silver Metallic (5706 Silbermetallik) with Black Sonnendeck Canvas Top

Interior: Ruby Red Leatherette with Oatmeal Squareweave Wool Carpets

About This Car

“By 1958 the Speedster model was four years old and sales were declining. Porsche realized that significant improvements were necessary to attract new buyers, but that there was certainly a market for a ‘weekend racer’ with a removable windshield. The Porsche 356A Convertible D was the solution. Because overall Porsche sales were growing at a steady pace, and the Reutter coachworks were straining to keep up with the demand, Porsche contracted the Drauz company in Heilbronn to manufacture bodies for the Convertible D (the “D” stood for Karosseriewerke Drauz KG). The 1958-1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D model is arguably one of the rarest “production” Porsche 356 models ever manufactured for a full year (T6 “twin grille” Roadster was produced for only a few months). Just 1,331 examples were produced between August 1958 and September 1959 with less than 50% surviving today. In the current market, it is ironic that these 356 models that were the least expensive “back in the day” Speedster, Convertible D, and Roadster are usually more expensive than the luxury version Cabriolet”.

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