Selling a 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Coupe


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

The 1955 model year was the last year of production for the Porsche 356 Pre-A before the 356A would be released. As with all models that fall at the end of a production run, the 1955 356 Pre-A is often favored with collectors and buyers, as it signifies all the advancements and updates that come along throughout the first-generation Porsche 356 production. During this specific model year, the 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Coupe would receive a new type of hood handle that bears the Porsche Stuttgart crest. While this change may seem trivial, it is an excellent way of differentiating a 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A from a 1956 356A. However, because the 356A models would use the same handle, you’ll have to look for the use of “Continental” Script on the front fenders of the 1955 model to confirm that it is not in fact the newer 1956 356A. When an informed and educated potential buyer looks at your 356, these are the types of things they will use to ensure that they are indeed looking at an original.


1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Coupe Seller’s Guide

Another way that they will want to verify that your 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Coupe is indeed original is by matching the engine and chassis numbers to the Porsche registry. You can help by having pictures of these numbers available for those who are purchasing from out of town, or by showing prospective buyers where these numbers are located when viewing the car in person. The Alex Manos team, a California classic car dealership with years of experience in the Porsche market, can help you determine if your classic is an original and what its value is in today’s market. Items like condition, completeness, originality and overall demand for the classic will be some of the key factors in the value.



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The Alex Manos team is always looking for new classics to add to their inventory of European and American classic cars. When you’re ready to sell your 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Coupe, they stand ready to assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact them today to begin discussions. Known for their fair and honest car deals, their team will offer you top dollar in cash – on the spot – should your car meet their needs. Connect today to get started! They look forward to hearing from you soon.