Selling a 1957 Porsche 356
As Porsche continued to see success in both the European and American sports-luxury car market, workforce and output continued to be expanded. Craftsmanship and quality, however, would never be compromised. Automotive journalists at the time noted that even the trip, upholstery and paint were noticeably superior to that of Porsche’s competition at the time. Part of the 356A line, the 1957 Porsche 356 saw very little change from the previous model-year. Changes, if any, were minute. For example, the combination gauge and speedometer exchanged places. Round taillights were replaced with horizontal teardrops. License plate lights were moved from above the plate to below it. While the 1957 356 is not one of the “stand-out” model-years, it is part of the widely desired 356A series, making it highly desirable. If you’re thinking about selling your 356, AlexManos.com – a California classic car dealership – offers the following Seller’s Tips.
1957 Porsche 356 Seller’s Guide
Offered as a Cabriolet, a Coupe and a Roadster, buyers will want to verify the authenticity of your 1957 Porsche 356. There are several ways to do this, the best being to find the engine and chassis numbers and showing how they compare to Porsche’s numbers at the time. You can also get authenticity paperwork for Porsche itself. Serious buyers will also be inquisitive of any restoration or repair work that has been done. Has the car had any bodywork? Is there any rust? Who was responsible for any restoration? When was the last time the car was driven regularly? Do you have a history of ownership? Has the car ever been in the “snowy” states? As a seller, you need to be prepared to answer these questions and should be able to show documentation when you can. It is not uncommon for serious buyers to want to have a third-party inspection or to ask for the car to be placed on a lift to check for rust. These are things that you should be happy to accommodate. The team of professionals at AlexManos.com would be delighted to help you answer these questions and to come up with a value for your Porsche. Whether you’re selling a rare barn-find, a weekend project you’re unable to finish, or a showroom quality restoration, their team has the knowledge of the current market needed to assist you in your sale.
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Furthermore, their team is always on the lookout for 1957 Porsche 356 models for their collection. If your particular car is something they’d like to purchase, they will offer you top dollar, in cash, on the spot. Call them today to learn more. They look forward to hearing from you soon.