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1959 Porsche 356A Coupe, Drives Great, Patina, Videos, 180+ photos!

1959 Porsche 356

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Jun 24, 2014
US $59,995.00
Approximately C $73,298.90(including shipping)
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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1959 Porsche 356
VIN#: 106998
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Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at ... Read moreabout the condition
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 106998
Year: 1959 Number of Cylinders: 4
Make: Porsche Transmission: 4 speed manual
Model: 356 Body Type: Coupe
Trim: "A" Coupe Vehicle Title: Clear
Engine: 1.6 Liter 4 cylinder opposed Options: Leather Seats
Drive Type: Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Type: Gasoline
Mileage: 80,685 For Sale By: Dealer
Exterior Color: Maroon/Purple Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Interior Color: Tan leather

Up for sale is my 1959 Porsche 356A coupe, owned for a long period by a doctor who maintained the car meticulously with a receipt in hand  showing the following was done at 80344 miles (80685 miles are on the car now):

Remove and Replace Engine

Replace pressure plate, clutch disc and throw-out bearing;

Set end play and install Viton flywheel seal;

Adjust valves

Clean valve covers and install new gaskets;

Change Oil and filter;

Remove and replace sump plate and repair leak at rivet;

Perform leak down test:       1:  98        2:  98      3:   94       4:    97

Perform compression test:  1:  150lb       2:   180lbs        3.    150lbs      4: 165lbs

Check Oil pressure: Cold idle: 40 psi

Check Oil pressure: Hot idle: 35psi

Check Oil pressure: 2500 rpm: Cold: 45-50 psi;  Hot: 55+ psi

Replace steering coupler;

Remove and replace front pulley, new Viton oil seal;

Remove generator stand, replace gasket;

Remove oil filler, replace seal;

Remove distributor, replace seal;

Remove and replace carburetors: clean, set floats and injection ratio;

Clean oil air filters;

Replace spark plugs and air seals;

Remove and replace intake manifolds, replace with proper engine tin;

Remove exhaust and replace all gaskets;

Remove heater control unit and replace;

Adjust shift linkage;

Replace coil;

Fabricate correct fuel lines;

Change fuel filter;

Check Distributor dwell and set the timing;

Balance carburetors and adjust linkage;

Replace carb pre-heat operating shaft and adjust;

Install throttle stop and adjust;

Install clutch cable and adjust;

Replace fan belt;

Clean engine;

Remove fuel from gas tank, flush fuel lines, clean fuel pump;

25 hours at $90 per hour: $2250;

Parts: $1850 (I have the itemized receipt with the list of parts).

Additionally the brakes were rebuilt with new wheel cylinders all the way around for a total cost of $1465 on 5/24/14 (receipt in hand).

As you can see the previous owner has done a lot to keep the car in top mechanical condition and very drivable. The engine is a 912 (616/40 is stamped on the bolt boss under the generator) and it starts and runs just beautifully. I have driven this car and it is just a pleasure to jump in, turn the key and it starts right up and off you go! Tires are excellent, chrome wheels present well, and brakes stop the car well.

The paint is older with much patina, that is to say, there is some crazing in the paint. Previous owner said that paint was done many years ago. It is maroon/purple, a color that was used on Porsche 911s in the 1970s. The previous owner also said to me that he believed the interior to be original and that the car was actual mileage of 80, 685 although he said he didn't get the documentation to support this.

I have taken over 180 photos and posted them to this link:

We also have 2 videos:

Test drive:

Engine at idle:

All gauges work, speedometer, odometer, windshield wipers, headlights, turn signals, gas gauge and engine temperature gauge; horn is not working; hand brake works, windows go up and down easily and smoothly; doors closely well and have that characteristic Porsche "thunk" when they close. Door lock works with key. Front and rear closing panels are excellent as are the floors and battery box with no rust evident. Door bottoms are very nice and show no rust as well. All gaps are even on the doors and hood and engine lid. It appears that the car has never been in an accident. There is a small dent on the passenger side top of the fender where something (like a ladder) fell on it and put a slight crease on the fender. Please see the picture.

You can buy with confidence. This is a really nice well maintained car over the years, one that is increasingly hard to find as a very nice dependable driver. It has classic lines and draws a crowd wherever it is parked. We are a licensed and bonded and insured auto dealer in North Carolina and we have an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau. Our dealership is: T.J. Auto, Inc., 1312 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27603.  The title to the vehicle is in hand and everything is in order on our end. We can assist with domestic and international shipping (buyer pays for shipping). If you have any questions please call Tom Nelson @ 919-522-4412Thank you for considering our 1959 Porsche 356A Coupe!

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