Selling a 1959 Porsche 356B Cabriolet


1959 Porsche 356 B Cabriolet
1959 Porsche 356 B Cabriolet

First launched in 1959, the Porsche 356B would be the third generation in a fifteen-year production run for the Porsche 356 series. This new release would feature a number of much anticipated appearance changes, as well as a few technical and mechanical changes. The 1959 Porsche 356B Cabriolet now featured a front hood that was smooth from side to side, raised headlights, and front fenders that now made nearly a straight line from the headlights to the windshield posts. 1959 Porsche 356B models also received brake drums with radial fins instead of the circumferential fins that were used on the previous models. A new shifter and transmission also accompanied the third generation models. Interestingly, however the first 3,000 356B models used a single front transmission mount that didn’t support the transmission well enough, and Porsche would revert back to the double-mount system halfway throughout the production year. These are just a few of the characteristics that the 1959 Porsche 356B Cabriolet offers that distinguish it from the others. If you’re selling a 1959 Porsche 356B, these are some great characteristics to point out to potential buyers.


1959 Porsche 356B Cabriolet Seller’s Guide

The Cabriolet is perhaps one of the most sought-after body styles in the Porsche 356 series. While Coupes are generally the most available, collectors and enthusiasts hold the Cabriolet in high esteem. When selling a 356B Cabriolet, potential buyers will want to verify its authenticity. You can help facilitate this process by providing pictures of the chassis and engine numbers, or by providing documentation regarding ownership history, maintenance or restoration. These steps can give buyers the confidence they need to move forward with the purchase of your classic. Perhaps the hardest part of selling a 1959 Porsche 356B Cabriolet is establishing a fair price in today’s market. The Alex Manos team has been buying and selling classics across the country for years and can help you assess the value of your classic 356. Connect with them today to discuss you specific model. Should your 356 fit into their collection, they will be happy to offer you top dollar.



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