Selling a 1953 Porsche 356 Pre-A


1953 Porsche 356 Pre-A
1953 Porsche 356 Pre-A

The Porsche 356 Pre-A, which began production in 1949, was considered a nimble-handing, lightweight sports car and quickly shot to iconic status thanks to its appealing design, raw sports car feel and Porsche racing reputation. The Porsche 356 Pre-A models, characterized as those that came before the launch of the 356A in 1955, are generally some of the most sought-after. If you own a 1953 Porsche 356 Pre-A some of the ways to show your model is an original to buyers is by the position of the turn signals, which were moved directly below the headlights during this model-year and by the two side-by-side round headlights known as “beehive” taillights which replaced the round and rectangular ones on the previous models. Of course, you can always back up the authenticity of your 356 Pre-A by matching the engine and chassis numbers to Porsche Registry records. When selling your 1953 Porsche 356 Pre-A, the value will increase dramatically if you can show its originality and authenticity.


1953 Porsche 356 Pre-A Seller’s Guide

One of the main factors that today’s classic car buyers will take into consideration when inspecting your 1953 Porsche 356 Pre-A is the extent of any rust damage. Depending on the completeness of the car you are offering, buyers will accept different stages of rust damage, as these cars are more than 50 years old. The best Seller’s Tip is to be honest and forthcoming about any rust damage and to take that into consideration when placing a value on your 356. Some of the areas to inspect include the floorboards, under the wheel arches, in the trunk, under the seats, the doorsills, and along the jack points. Another major consideration will be how much of your 1953 356 Pre-A is original. Do you have the original seats? The original canvas cover? Perhaps the original sales brochure or tools? These items will only raise the value of your 356 with buyers. For more Seller’s Tips like these, the Alex Manos team welcomes you to contact them today or to submit an inquiry via their website. A member of the team would be happy to speak with you and to learn more about your 356. Furthermore, if they feel that your example would be a great addition to their inventory, they will be happy to offer you top-dollar on the spot and in cash for your classic. They can even arrange for pick-up from any location in the United States, including Alaska.



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