Selling a 1956 Porsche 356A Cabriolet


1956 Porsche 356 A Cabriolet
1956 Porsche 356 A Cabriolet

The Porsche 356 Cabriolet is perhaps one of the most recognizable European classic sports cars ever manufactured. Spanning more than fifteen years, the 356 would become an icon of German engineering and design. The Cabriolet models, which offered a full windshield and padded soft-top, were available from the beginning and would run alongside the Coupe body style, as well as several special edition models throughout the years such as the Convertible D, Speedster and Roadster. Popular with buyers who wanted the open-air feeling of a true convertible experience, the 1956 Porsche 356A Cabriolet and other year-models are highly desirable today. When selling your 1956 356 Cabriolet, you may find that many buyers are uneducated on the differences between a soft-top Cabriolet and the soft-top Speedster, which were offered at the same time. The Speedster was much more raw and came complete with a shorter, removable windscreen, bucket seats, and a minimal folding top. The Cabriolet, on the other hand, is a soft-top version of the corresponding Coupe.


1956 Porsche 356A Cabriolet Seller’s Guide

To help potential buyers authenticate your particular 1956 Porsche 356A Cabriolet, you can point out some of the improvements that were made to the 356A that the Pre-A models did not have. Introduced in 1955, the 356A offered a curved windshield, relocated bumpers, beehive rear lights, and 15” wheels. Changes were also made to the suspension for a more smooth and enjoyable ride. While it is hard to estimate how many 1956 Porsche 356A Cabriolet models remain in existence today, the 1956 production year would see approximately 420 Cabriolets. Because of their rarity, any documentation you can provide potential buyers regarding the history, maintenance, or restoration of the car can be very helpful in proving it is an original. Of course, chassis and engine numbers are also a great way to show authenticity. These are just a few of the Seller’s Tips that the Alex Manos team has learned over their years of buying and selling classic cars.



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Based in Los Angeles, the Alex Manos California classic car dealership would be delighted to learn more about your 1956 Porsche 356A Cabriolet. Renowned for offering top dollar for cars of all makes, models, and conditions, their team will be happy to offer you cash on the spot for your classic 356 if it fits in their collection. Want to learn more about the value of your classic Porsche in today’s market? Contact their team today to discuss your sales options. They look forward to hearing from you and to helping you find a new home for your treasured 356.


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