Selling a 1948 Porsche 356


1948 Porsche 356
1948 Porsche 356

The Porsche history can date back prior to the German invasion of Poland, when the budding auto manufacturer built three Type 64 cars for a “Berlin to Rome” race in 1939, which never ended up being run. Later, in 1948, Ferdinand Porsche’s son “Ferry” would go on to create the stylish Porsche 356. This four-cylinder, air-cooled, rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive car offered a unitized pan and body construction and would go on to turn heads for decades to come. Road certified in Austria on June 8, 1948, the 1948 Porsche 356 would be Porsche’s first official production vehicle. Today, these early model Porsche 356’s are some of the most sought-after and hard to find collector’s items in the classic car industry. Handcrafted in aluminum, production of the 356 would move to Germany in 1950. It would take Porsche almost two years to produce its first 50 autos. Little did Ferdinand and Ferry know, these 50 cars would be the first of many in a long line of exceptional and highly praised sports cars.


1948 Porsche 356 Seller’s Guide

With very few 1948 Porsche 356 cars produced during that era, and even fewer remaining today, the early model 356’s draw high interest. If you’re looking to sell your 1948 356, one of the biggest Seller’s Tips that the team at can offer is to be prepared! If you’re selling a fully restored 356, buyers will be looking for documentation regarding owner history and restoration, originality, mechanics and quality of work. If you’re selling a body or unfinished project, buyers will want additional information on parts or components that come with the sale. Most buyers, no matter what the condition of the car, will want to have the car’s authenticity verified and may request a third-party inspection. As a seller, you should be prepared for these types of questions and should have documentation ready and available. As a California classic car dealership with a reputation for fair and honest car deals, the Alex Manos team has assisted clients with the sale of their classic cars for years, and in many cases, purchase the cars for their collection. They are always on the lookout for classics of all years, makes, models and conditions and are happy to pay top dollar, in cash for the ones that fit into their collection.



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