Selling a 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Cabriolet


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

The 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Cabriolet and Coupe models were the last to see production prior to the release of the first variant called the 356A. Only 270 Cabriolet units would roll off the production line during this year. If you’re looking to sell your 1955 356, one of the ways to help buyers identify your model as a 1955 is by the new type of hood handle that emerged during this model-year. It was much bigger and longer and was the first hood handle to don the Porsche crest. While it would be used on later 356A cars, any car that has the Pre-A body style and the new hood handle is a 1955 model. While this is a pretty foolproof way to identify a 1955 356, it is always recommended to verify authenticity by matching engine and chassis numbers with Porsche records. Porsche also can provide a Certificate of Authenticity for these early classics; so don’t be afraid to get one. It can boost the value of your model and its appeal to collectors.


1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Cabriolet Seller’s Guide

In addition to the Seller’s Tips mentioned above, rust is another issue that most buyers will want to know about. Always be forthcoming with information about current or previous rust damage and be sure to document any current rust with pictures so buyers from across the country can have a keen understanding of what they are taking on. Rust can be widespread on these early 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Cabriolet models, particularly on the floorpans, around the windshield and in the doorsills. For the Cabriolet models, also document the condition of the top to buyers. These are just a few of the items that will help you sell your classic 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A.



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