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1959 PORSCHE 356A 1600 CONVERTIBLE D BY DRAUZ
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Highlights

  • SPECTACULAR NO-EXPENSE-SPARED RESTORATION
  • MULTIPLE AWARD WINNER!
  • ORIGINAL MATCHING-NUMBERS ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
  • HIGHLY DESIRABLE IN RARE RUDGE WHEELS
  • STUNNING FJORD GREEN OVER TAN LEATHER
  • FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF NOTED COLLECTOR STANLEY GOLD
  • ORIGINAL CALIFORNIA CAR
  • ACCOMPANIED BY ITS ORIGINAL OWNER’S MANUAL, KARDEX, AND PORSCHE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
  • BRASS HAMMER, TOOL ROLL, AND SPARE
  • RARE ONE-YEAR-ONLY MODEL!
  • DRIVES AND PERFORMS LIKE NEW
  • RARE FITTED LUGGAGE
  • SIMPLY ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES ON THE MARKET TODAY!
  • A DREAM FOR THE PORSCHE COLLECTOR
  • Options Include:
  • FITTED LUGGAGE
  • RUDGE WHEELS
  • US BUMPER OVERRIDERS
  • LEATHER INTERIOR
  • Porsche sent a letter to all its foreign representatives in July of 1958 stating that the four-year-old, bare-bones Speedster, which had been designed specifically for the Western markets of the United States, had not been well-received elsewhere. A new model was forthcoming for 1959, and it would be manufactured by Karosseriewerke Drauz of Heilbronn.

    This new model was the Convertible D, which was introduced as an interim step before the arrival of the 356 B Roadster in 1960. The new car would offer buyers Speedster-like styling while adding such amenities as a wind-up door glass in place of side curtains, a taller windshield, a better top, and a more luxurious interior. Porsche sales literature described the new Convertible D as “a dynamic car of beautiful proportions. Extra light and low in design for competition and pleasure driving.” Only 1,331 Convertible Ds were built between August 1958 and September 1959, making it one of the rarest production model Porsches of the era and highly prized by collectors and enthusiasts today.

    This exceptional 1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Convertible D left the Porsche factory in March of 1959. Noted Porsche collector Stanley Gold acquired this remarkable Convertible D after it was discovered parked in a tucked-away garage in the Reseda neighborhood of Los Angeles, where it had been resting for many years. During Mr. Gold’s twenty-year stewardship of this rare find, he commissioned respected marque specialists, Aurel & Don’s Porsche Service in North Hollywood, to perform a detailed and comprehensive, no-expense-spared, ground-up restoration. It is finished in highly desirable Fjord Green over Tan leather interior and matching convertible top. Accompanying the car is an extremely rare and sought-after Rudge knockoff brass hammer, as well as a tool kit, fitted luggage, cocoa mats, and glass headlight covers. This spectacular 1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Convertible D has been exhibited at several Southern California Concours events since restoration was completed where it has earned multiple awards -- a testament to the quality and authenticity of this superb example of one of the all-time great sports car designs.

    Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

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    Year:
    1959
    Make:
    Porsche
    Model:
    356A 1600
    Color:
    Fjord Green
    VIN:
    86090
    Stock Number:
    40712M

    Style:
    Convertible
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $399,900.00

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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
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    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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