Selling a 1958 Porsche 356A


1958 Porsche 356 A
1958 Porsche 356 A

The 1958 production year would be one of many milestones for the Porsche 356 during its fifteen-year lifespan. During this year, Porsche would introduce the T-2 body type to the 356A line. Because visible differences were so small, this reference is not used very often. However, the most noticeable change was the door striker plate that was moved lower than in previous models. When viewing your 1959 Porsche 356A, you can recognize this change by the use of three screws, rather than five, as in previous models. The other most notable change was with the exhaust. Two exhaust pipes would now exit through the lower part of the bumper guard. On the Cabriolet models, vent windows were now used, while the Coupe models would not see this addition until later in 1960 when the T-5 body type was released. When selling your 1958 Porsche 356A, these are a few of the characteristics that you can use to prove to potential buyers that your model is in fact a ’58 356A. For more Seller’s Tips like these, the Alex Manos team welcomes you to contact them today!


1958 Porsche 356A Seller’s Guide

Particularly with the early Porsche 356 models, authenticating your classic is important not only to its value, but also to giving buyers confidence to move ahead with the purchase. You can start by verifying engine and chassis numbers match Porsche records. The chassis number will generally be found stamped in the trunk area in front of the tank, while the engine number can be found on the base of the generator stand and on the crankcasing behind the fan housing. Maintenance, ownership history, and restoration records are also beneficial. Don’t worry if your records are not complete. Most buyers understand that complete records for a car of this age are rare. Rust is also a major concern with the 1958 Porsche 356A, so be prepared to point out any rust areas or have photographs to share with potential buyers. These are just a few Seller’s Tips that the Alex Manos team has learned over their years of experience in the industry.



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Known for offering top dollar for classics of all makes, models, and conditions, the Alex Manos team would be delighted to learn more about your 1958 Porsche 356A. Should your classic Porsche fit into their collection, they will be happy to make you a fair and honest offer. They will work to make the transaction as smooth as possible and can pickup from any location in the United States. Connect today to get started!