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1959 PORSCHE 356A/1600 CONVERTIBLE D
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  • SPECTACULAR, CONCOURS LEVEL RESTORATION
  • RARE AND DESIRABLE ONE PRODUCTION YEAR ONLY MODEL
  • LAST PRODUCTION YEAR 356A
  • ONE OF ONLY 1,330 BUILT
  • NUMBERS MATCHING ENGINE AND GEARBOX
  • PREVIOUS LONG-TERM OWNERSHIP
  • PREVIOUS COLLECTOR OWNERSHIP
  • DOCUMENTATION INCLUDES OWNER’S MANUAL, PORSCHE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY AND TOOLS
  • A PLEASURE TO DRIVE!
  • Options Include:
  • U.S. SPEC HEADLIGHTS
  • RARE AND DESIRABLE U.S. SPEC BUMPERS
  • HEADLIGHT GUARDS
  • HEADRESTS


  • The legendary 356 Speedster owes its existence to U.S. importer Max Hoffman, who in the mid 1950’s accounted for one third of all 356 sales worldwide. Hoffman first suggested a stripped down, race prepped version of the 356 in 1950 to Ferry Porsche, hoping that the said model would put a dent in British sports car sales that had started to sweep the United States.

    The Speedster debuted in 1954 and featured a low, removable windshield, as well as weight saving parts such as bucket seats, a simple convertible top and removable side curtains instead of traditional roll up windows. The Speedster was a strong seller until 1958. Porsche became skeptical of the cars limited appeal because of its few trimmings and lack of weather protection, especially since the Speedster sold extremely well in warm climates such as southern California. The factory knew continued success would only come from modification to the Speedster design.

    The new design entered production in August 1958 and featured traditional seats, a larger windshield, roll up windows and a more conventional convertible top. Porsche trusted body construction to Drauz Coachworks in Heilbronn, Germany. While the first prototypes still carried the speedster script, Porsche was so impressed with the works at Drauz that they simply titled the new model Convertible D. 1330 were produced until September 1959 when the model was replaced by the newly restyled 356B Roadster. With such few built the Convertible D is one of the rarest 356 models and with its classic speedster looks means examples are highly sought after.

    The 1959 Porsche 356A/1600 Convertible D featured here is finished in stunning Classic Red with a beautiful beige interior. This magnificent motorcar has been beautifully restored and is ready to be shown or driven. Accompanying this investment-grade 356A is its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, owner’s manual, tools and more. We’re proud to offer what we believe to be one of the very best example of 1959 Porsche 356A/1600 Convertible D available on the market today to the most sophisticated collector, investor or enthusiast who desires the best. 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 and posting gains of 395-percent over the last 10-years. Ready to make an investment 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. Bid with confidence; you will not be disappointed in this truly magnificent motorcar.
    Year:
    1959
    Make:
    Porsche
    Model:
    356A/1600
    Color:
    Classic Red
    VIN:
    85879
    Mileage:
    3,891
    Stock Number:
    406657_356

    Engine:
    1.6L 60 HP Flat-4
    Transmission:
    4-Speed Manual
    Style:
    Convertible D
    NADA VALUE
    $263,600.00
    DISCOUNT
    $63,700.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $199,900.00

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    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
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    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.


    As Daniel Schmitt & Co. reviews will attest, we focus on providing a world-class automobile shopping experience with thorough descriptions and detailed images - an absolute must in the digital age, when many of our classic and investment cars are sold online. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


    We look forward to working with you!

    (314)291-7000 or info@schmitt.com
    NADA Guides February 17, 2017

    High Retail: $263,300.00


    Year:
    1959
    Make:
    Porsche
    Model:
    356A/1600
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    High Retail Value
    This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It could be a completely restored or an extremely well maintained original vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent condition. Note: This value does not represent a “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle *.* “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle is not driven. It would generally be in a museum or transported in an enclosed trailer to concourse judging and car shows. This type of car would be stored in a climate-regulated facility.

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    We work closely with many banking institutions that understand and recognize the collector value of classic cars and view them as an investment, which allows us to help you get the financing you need so that you can have the car you have dreamed of.


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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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