Selling a 1956 Porsche 356A


1956 Porsche 356 A
1956 Porsche 356 A

Part of the second generation of the illustrious Porsche 356 series, which saw production from 1948 to 1965, the 1956 Porsche 356A encompassed a wealth of changes from the earliest 356 models. In fact, many significant improvements were made for the launch of the 356A in 1955. If you’re planning on selling a 1956 Porsche 356A, some of the improvements you can mention to prospective buyers include a modified dashboard to accommodate the three-instrument cluster and the change to a new curved windshield. This curved windshield is actually one of the defining characteristics of the 356A, which differentiates it from previous Pre-A 356’s. Other advancements included improved suspension, giving the 356A a much better ride, and a new three-piece case design that was now a true Porsche engine rather than a modified Volkswagen engine. These are a few of the special characteristics of your 1956 Porsche 356A that potential buyers will be interested in learning.


1956 Porsche 356A Seller’s Guide

When speaking with potential buyers, one of the main concerns they will likely have is rust. These early Porsche 356A models received little to no rust protection, making them highly susceptible to the elements. There are several key areas that your buyers may want to inspect, which include the suspension mounting points, the longitudinal chassis members, and the front and rear floorpans. Having pictures of these areas available in advance or allowing serious buyers to have a third party inspection can help give buyers confidence in the condition of your classic. If your 1956 Porsche 356A has some rust damage, don’t worry. There are buyers who will not be turned away because of rust; they will however expect that the price be reflective of the condition of the car. As you may already know, the 356A is quite expensive to restore and buyers will be cautious to purchase the best condition car they can for their budget. These are just a few of the Seller’s Tips that the Alex Manos team is happy to provide to their clients and friends.



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Based For more Seller’s Tips for the 1956 Porsche 356A or to learn more about Alex Manos purchasing your classic, do not hesitate to contact their California classic car dealership today. Always in the market for classics of all makes, models and conditions, they are happy to pay top dollar for your 356 and can pick up from any location in the United States. Connect with Alex and his team today to learn more and to be one step closer to selling your 356A.


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