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1961 PORSCHE 356 B 1600 T5 CABRIOLET (FORMERLY OWNED BY DAVID LETTERMAN)

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Highlights

  • SPECTACULAR RESTORED CONDITION!
  • JUST RELEASED AFTER 30 YEARS OWNERSHIP BY TV HOST AND COMEDIAN DAVID LETTERMAN
  • ONLY 46,360 ACTUAL MILES
  • SOLD NEW TO DON BAY OF HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA DECEMBER 1960
  • ORIGINAL MATCHING NUMBERS 1600 ENGINE
  • FULLY CERTIFIED WITH ITS PORSCHE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
  • RECENT COMPLETE SERVICE
  • ACCOMPANIED WITH ITS OWNERS MANUALS, TOOLKIT, FACTORY KARDEX, AND SERVICE RECORDS
  • GORGEOUS COLOR COMBINATION!
  • RARE AND DESIRABLE T5 CABRIOLET BY REUTTER
  • 1 OF ONLY 1,985 PRODUCED
  • TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL
  • A DREAM FOR THE PORSCHE COLLECTOR
  • Options Include:
  • 4-WHEEL INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION
  • LEATHER SEATS
  • CHROME HUBCAPS
  • VENTILATED STEEL WHEELS
  • FRONT DISC BRAKES
  • 4-SPEED MANUAL
  • With coachwork by Reutter and extra attention to detail, 356 Cabriolets were significantly more expensive than their coupe counterparts (and contemporary sports cars such as the Corvette), but more than made up for it with their high build quality and remarkable driving characteristics. A multi-layer, well-sound-absorbing soft top, comfortable seats, and various amenities ensure the Cabriolets are, to this day, exceptional touring automobiles. A four-speed manual coupled to the Flat-4 engine offers remarkable pep in this lightweight machine.

    The magnificent 1961 Porsche 356 B 1600 Cabriolet featured here is finished in stunning Heron Grey over Red leather with a Black folding convertible top. This exquisite Porsche 356 was sold new December 1960 to Don Bay of Hollywood California, and remained under his care until until being purchased by famed comedian and TV host David Letterman. Mr. Letterman owned and cared for this gorgeous Porsche until our acquisition in 2023. Under Mr. Letterman’s care, this 356 Cabriolet underwent a comprehensive restoration, only being driven sparingly and maintained to the highest standards upon its completion. We are proud to offer this incredible matching numbers Porsche 356 B 1600 Cabriolet to the most demanding collector, investor, or enthusiast who appreciates this car’s great provenance, low miles, and nearly flawless condition!

    *THIS CAR IS TITLED AS A 1960*



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    Year:
    1961
    Make:
    Porsche
    Model:
    356 B 1600
    Color:
    Heron Gray
    VIN:
    154454
    Mileage:
    46,360
    Stock Number:
    407969

    Engine:
    1600cc Flat 4-Cylinder
    Transmission:
    4-Speed Manual
    Style:
    Cabriolet
    HAGERTY VALUE
    $196,000.00
    DISCOUNT
    $6,100.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $189,900.00

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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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    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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