Selling a 1948 Porsche 356 Pre-A


1948 Porsche 356 Pre-A
1948 Porsche 356 Pre-A

Early Porsche 356 models, the manufacturer’s first model to launch into iconic status, are often called “Pre-A” and were four-cylinder, air-cooled, rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports cars that were very similar to the Volkswagen of the era. Handcrafted in aluminum, the 1948 Porsche 356 Pre-A and 1949 models would see approximately 50 units come off the production line. These first 50 are some of the most valuable and rare in the classic car market. They are also the only models that would be aluminum-bodied, as they would change to steel-bodied construction when production moved to Germany in 1950. Designed by Ferry Porsche, son of Porsche founder, Ferdinand Porsche, the 1948 Porsche 356 Pre-A is today one of the most recognizable and sought-after Porsches of all time.


1948 Porsche 356 Pre-A Seller’s Guide

Because of the rarity of these 1948 Porsche 356 Pre-A models, many buyers are happy to find one in any condition. However, finding one in mint-condition is always favored, as a restoration on these 356 Pre-A models can be quite costly. Because these early Porsche 356 models were plagued with rust, which will be one of the main concerns your potential buyers will have. Also, with a number of replicas in the market today, you’ll need to show your buyer that they are indeed looking at an original. You can have Porsche authenticate your 356 by matching the chassis and engine numbers with manufacturer history. If you’re looking to sell a Pre-A 356, one of the top Seller’s Tips would be to consult with a classic car expert – like the team at Alex Manos – to get a better understanding of the value of your particular model. A California classic car dealership, the Alex Manos team has assisted countless clients with the purchase and sale of their classics and has the knowledge and expertise to evaluate and appraise your car virtually on the spot. In many cases, should your car fit into their collection, they will also make you a top-dollar offer, in cash for your 356.



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