The incredible 1961 Porsche 356B Cabriolet by Reutter featured here is finished in the stunning color combination of Heron Grey over a green leather interior and a new black folding convertible top. This particular example was completed by at the factory in November 1960 and was delivered new as a European Tourist Delivery for a couple who lived in Aspen. The original owners meticulously maintained the 356B for nearly 25 years before selling it to the second owner in 1985. Since that time the Porsche has been meticulously restored and lovingly cared for by a select few owners; including James Schrager, author of Buying, Driving and Enjoying the Porsche 356. In June 2020 the 356 was Porsche Classic Certified by Porsche North Houston, ensuring that the vehicle retains its numbers matching components throughout. A thorough technical inspection was performed as part of the Porsche Classic certification process which revealed that the 356 was in “excellent” condition throughout with all components and systems recorded to be within Porsche specifications. An excellent assortment of documentation accompanies the 356 today including the driver’s manual, tool kit, jack, copy of the factory Kardex, ownership correspondence letters, invoices, copy of “Buying, Driving and Enjoying the Porsche 356,” period luggage, the Porsche Classic portfolio and more! Simply put this Porsche Classic certified, restored 356 with notable ownership provenance is sure to bring many years of enjoyment to its future caretaker. We are proud to offer this stunning 1961 Porsche 356B Cabriolet by Reutter to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the appeal and performance of these iconic sports cars. 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.
History of the 356B Cabriolet by Reutter
The 356 was created by Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche, son of Ferdinand Porsche Senior, and was originally conceived as a small, lightweight sports car that shared design characteristics of the Porsche-designed Volkswagen Beetle that was developed prior to WWII. Believed to have taken its name from being the three hundred and fifty sixth Porsche design, the 356 was the first production automobile to bear the Porsche name. Production began in 1948 and the first cars were built with aluminum bodies constructed in Austria though production eventually switched to Germany after Porsche contracted Reutter Coachworks to build the 356 bodies. In 1951, the 356 took a class win at Le Mans and thanks to the efforts of U.S. importer Max Hoffman, the Porsche brand quickly won over motoring enthusiasts from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. The Reutter bodied Cabriolet was always considered a stylish offering, but the design has endured especially in 356B form. Examples today are highly sought after today by collectors globally, especially in complete “numbers matching” specification.
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