1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D
* Beautiful example of the very rare 356A Convertible D
* Chassis No: 85875.
* Matching numbers engine
* Full nut and bolt, bare metal and mechanical restoration
* Offered with Porsche Cardex, Jack and Tool kit
* Also included; the Porsche 356 owner's manual (in English), history file and documented photographic restoration
* One of just 1330 Porsche 356a Convertible D models ever produced
* Only one of a handful known to be in the UK
"The car: #85875"
Finished in the original and striking colour combination of Ruby Red with Tan Leather and a perfect black hood, this rare Convertible D was restored by US Porsche 356 specialists. Retaining its concours status, it has been maintained with a full service by specialists of rare and historic Porsche sports cars Maxted Page of Halstead, Essex.
Supplied new by Rittersbacher of Kaiserslautern and registered in January 1959, it was delivered new to the USA and returned to the UK shores in 2013. This car has benefited from a recent full nut and bolt, no expense spared, restoration including bare metal re-spray, full mechanical overhaul including the engine, gearbox, suspension and braking system. Fully re-trimmed interior including coco over-mats, New hood and re-chromed bright work. Photographic record of the restoration and various invoices.
Today, this Drauz-built convertible has become one of the most sought-after models in the world of early four-cylinder Porsches, receiving special invites to attend classic car events across the country. This D is far more comfortable than a Speedster and magnitudes scarcer (and prettier) than the 356 B Roadster that followed in 1960, resulting in it being considered by many to be the best of the three.
This very rare and highly sought-after Porsche 356 Convertible D was delivered new to the USA, remaining there until sold in 2013 to an English collector, who added it to his stable of fine classic cars.
Lots of photos available on request.
Any inspection \ conversation welcome.
19591 miles4 Speed Manual1.6l