Selling a 1950 Porsche 356 Pre-A


1950 Porsche 356 Pre-A
1950 Porsche 356 Pre-A

The Porsche 356 is often considered to be immortal by collectors, the first child of the Porsche brand to wear Stuttgart’s black, red and yellow shield. Denoted the “Pre-A” by enthusiasts as a way to easily recognize the early 356 models that came before the 356 A, the Porsche 356 Pre-A would debut in 1949 and would run all the way until 1965 with more than 76,000 356 models released. Designed by Ferry Porsche, who was working with Volkswagen at the time, it is very easy to see that the original 356 took a lot of cues from the Volkswagen of the era. In fact, the first 356 models were made using a wide range of Volkswagen parts. The 1950 Porsche 356 Pre-A can be identified by its two-piece windscreen and the rubber dividing seal that runs down the middle. Another simple giveaway that you’re looking at an early 356 is the small rectangular rear lights and the way in which the door panels curve under the car. These are some ways that buyers will want to verify your 356 is an original. If you’re the proud owner of a 1950 356 Pre-A or you’ve recently finished a lengthy restoration and are looking to sell, the Alex Manos team welcomes you to learn more Seller’s Tips and information throughout this website.


1950 Porsche 356 Pre-A Seller’s Guide

When selling your 1950 Porsche 356 Pre-A, it is important to remember that the first 50 Porsche 356 models were actually made by hand and that Porsche was a very small operation at the time. No two early model 356 Porsches are exactly the same. Buyers may have some question regarding the originality of your car, particularly with so many kit cars and replicas of the 356 out there. One way that you can authenticate your model is by matching the engine and chassis numbers with records from Porsche itself. Furthermore, rust plays a huge role in the condition of the early model Porsche 356 Pre-A. Whether the model your selling is a poor condition rolling chassis or a showroom quality original, it is important to thoroughly document any rust damage or areas where there has been rust repair. This will not only help you determine the value of your 356, but it will also assist buyers in taking into account any restoration or repair they may need to factor into their budget. To learn more Seller’s Tips like these, the California classic car dealership professionals at Alex Manos welcome you to contact them today. They are always just a phone call away and understand this market better than anyone.



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