Selling a Classic 1950’s Porsche


1950's Porsche

Founded by Ferdinand Porsche and his son Ferdinand (“Ferry”), the iconic Porsche brand dates back to the late 1940’s. The senior Porsche, whose engineering experience included many years at Daimler-Benz, had established an independent design firm that was responsible for the Volkswagen Beetle. The younger Porsche would help grow the company and was instrumental in designing Porsche’s first road-going car, the Porsche 356. The first of these 356 models would be designed and built in Gmund, Austria. In 1950, Porsche would move production to Stuttgart, where it would remain for decades. While Ferdinand Porsche senior would die in 1951, Porsche would continue to make waves in the automotive world. Also of note during the 1950’s for Porsche was the unveiling of the 550 Spyder, which would go on to win the Targa Florio – Italy’s open road endurance race – on many occasions throughout the decade.

If you’re thinking about selling a 1950’s Porsche classic, rest assured knowing there is a tremendous amount of interest in these early road-going models. Let’s take a look at the models that were offered throughout this decade.


Classic Porsche 356:

1950 Porsche 356
1950 Porsche 356

An icon in the automotive world, the Porsche 356 from the 1950’s is perhaps one of the most recognizable and sought-after sports cars to come from Porsche, next to the later Porsche 911. Several variations would be made throughout more than a decade of production. When selling a 1950’s classic Porsche like the 356, always be prepared to help buyers authenticate your example as an original.


Classic Porsche 356 Pre-A:

1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A
1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A

The very first Porsche models were hand-built in an old sawmill in Gmund, Austria; each one just slightly different than the other. However, when production moved to Stuttgart, Germany in 1950 the cars would become more standardized. These early models built from 1950 to 1955 were known as the 356 Pre-A. There were approximately 10,466 Pre-A models built prior to production changing to the 356A. Introduced in 1954, the Speedster is perhaps the most sought-after, of which only 1,900 were made during this time.


Classic Porsche 356A:

1959 Porsche 356A
1959 Porsche 356A

Launched in late 1955, many significant improvements would be made to the 356 during the release of the 356A. Suspension was improved, cosmetic changes would give the 356A a more aggressive appearance, and the widely popular Convertible D would replace the Speedster in 1959. If you’re selling a 1950’s Porsche 356A, be sure to provide documentation that can help prove authenticity.


Classic Porsche 356B:

1959 Porsche 356B
1959 Porsche 356B

Introduced in late 1959, the 356B would be the successor to the 356A. Exterior changes featured more upright headlights, raised bumpers and a larger luggage compartment handle – none of which were radical. However, this particular release would mark the introduction of the T-5 bodied 356B, while later 356B models would use the T-6.



When it comes time to sell your 1950’s classic Porsche, the Alex Manos team would be delighted to have the opportunity to learn more about your particular model. Always in the market to buy classics of all makes, models, and conditions, their team is known for offering top dollar in cash for classics that fit into their inventory. Take the hassle and worry out of selling your 1950’s Porsche on your own and connect with their team today to learn more. They look forward to hearing from you and to earning your trust and business.


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