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1960 Porsche 356B

Chassis number : 87779

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Sold for $357,000 at 2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island.
First came the popular 356A Speedster, then the Convertible D in 1958 to be replaced by the Roadster a year later in 1959. Within a year or so, demand for open top 356s was slowing fast and that early love affair with 'wind in the hair' was virtually non-existent at the launch of the 911 in 1965.

This Porsche 356 B 1600 Roadster by Drauz was restored over a two-year period starting in 2007. It was completed at Zuffenhausen on March 31st of 1960 and received special-order Royal Blue over a grey leatherette interior. According to its Kardex report, its specification included Continental tires and reclining seats. It was delivered new to Dave Rasmussen Volkswagen-Porsche of Burlingame, California. The vehicle's Les Leston steering wheel and lap belts are believed to have been fitted by the originating dealer when new.

This Roadster was purchased by a gentleman as a surprise college graduation gift for his daughter. The Porsche served as her daily transportation for the next several decades before it was placed into dry storage in 1995. Following her father's passing, the car was removed from storage in early 2007 and given a complete restoration by specialist shops within Santa Clara County. Upon completion of its restoration in the March 2009, this Roadster claimed best-in-class honors at the Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance.

After 49 years of single-family ownership, the car was purchased by an active 356 enthusiast and PCA member from Folsom, California. It would go on to claim many more awards at PCA regional exhibitions throughout Central California. Several years later it was purchased by the Canepa Collection who completely disassembled the car and sorted it, returning it to its factory-correct details and concours-winning standards. Over 500-plus hours were reportedly spent on the work, including a bare metal respray in its original special-order Royal Blue paint.

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2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $325,000-USD $375,000 
Sale Price :
USD $357,000

1960 Porsche 356B Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Porsche 356B

(Data based on Model Year 1960 sales)
1960 Porsche 356B Roadster
Chassis#: 87485
Sold for USD$184,800
  2022 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction
 
1960 Porsche 356 B 1600 Super 'Sunroof' Coupe by Reutter
Chassis#: 113267
Sold for USD$168,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1960 Porsche 356 B Cabriolet
Chassis#: 154422
Sold for USD$145,600
  2022 Broad Arrow Auctions : Monterey Jet Center Auction
1960 Porsche 356B image  1960 Porsche 356B image  
1960 Porsche 356 B 1600 Roadster by Drauz
Chassis#: 87779
Sold for USD$357,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1960 Porsche 356B image  1960 Porsche 356B image  
1960 Porsche 356 B 1600 Coupe by Reutter
Chassis#: 113308
Sold for USD$97,140
  2021 RM Sothebys : Open Roads - March
 
1960 Porsche 356 B 1600 Cabriolet by Reutter
Chassis#: 152864
Sold for USD$132,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Open Roads - March
 
1960 Porsche 356 B Coupé
Chassis#: 110921
Sold for USD$21,728
  2020 Artcurial : Automobiles sur les Champs
 
1960 Porsche 356B Roadster
Sold for USD$115,500
  2020 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1960 Porsche 356 B Cabriolet by Reutter
Chassis#: 153121
Sold for USD$81,337
  2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
 
1960 Porsche 356 B Roadster by Drauz
Chassis#: 87936
Sold for USD$181,444
  2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
 
1960 Porsche 356B 'Super 90' Roadster
Chassis#: 88423
Sold for USD$166,750
  2020 Silverstone - Race Retro Classic & Competition Car Sale
 
1960 Porsche 356 B Roadster by Drauz
Chassis#: 86875
Sold for USD$167,301
  2019 The Saragga Collection
 
1960 Porsche 356B
Chassis#: 111345
Sold for USD$148,500
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
 
1960 Porsche 356B Coupe (Project)
Sold for USD$45,628
  2019 Shannons - Sydney Late Autumn Classic
 
1960 Porsche 356B 1600S T5 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 153145
Sold for USD$180,380
  2019 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting
 
1960 Porsche 356B Coupe
Sold for USD$82,500
  2019 Mecum : Houston
 
1960 Porsche 356B 1600S Coupe
Sold for USD$114,250
  2019 Shannons - Sydney Autumn Classic
 
1960 PORSCHE 356B
Chassis#: 111492
Sold for USD$73,700
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1960 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Cabriolet
Chassis#: 153606
Sold for USD$148,500
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
 
1960 Porsche 356 B Cabriolet
Chassis#: 152862
Sold for USD$134,750
  2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island
1960 Porsche 356B image  1960 Porsche 356B image  

Porsche 356Bs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1960 Porsche 356B's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1960 Porsche 356B Coupe 2022 Mecum : Glendale   
1960 Porsche 356 Cabriolet 2021 Mecum : Houston 2021$105,000  
1960 Porsche 356B 1600 Roadster878452020 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $170,000$210,000
1960 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Cabriolet1541722019 Bonhams : The Bond Street Sale $110,000$130,000
1960 Porsche 356 Cabriolet 2018 Russo & Steele : Monterey   
1960 Porsche 356 B Super T5 Sunroof Coupe 2018 Russo & Steele : Monterey   
1960 Porsche 356 Cabriolet1533502017 Motostalgia Auction Watkins Glen VGP $95,000$120,000
1960 Porsche 356 B Super 90 Cabriolet1537022017 Silverstone Salon Prive   
1960 Porsche 356B Cabriolet 2017 Mecum : Houston$120,000  
1960 Porsche 356 T5 B Cabriolet 2017 Amelia Island Select : Hollywood Wheels Auction $130,000$150,000
1960 Porsche 356B T5 Roadster877462016 Mecum : Monterey$120,000  
1960 Porsche 356 Cabriolet$95,0002016 Motostalgia Auction Watkins Glen VGP $95,000$120,000
1960 Porsche 356B 1600S Roadster by Drauz 2016 Auctions America : Santa Monica$150,000  
1960 Porsche 356B 1600 Roadster by Drauz 2016 Auctions America : Santa Monica$135,000  
1960 Porsche 356B Cabriolet 2016 Mecum Indianapolis   
1960 Porsche 356B 1600 Ruetter Cabriolet 2016 Russo & Steele : Arizona   
1960 Porsche 356 B Coupe1104482015 Silverstone Auction The Porsche Sale   
1960 Porsche 356B Cabriolet 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$150,000  
1960 Porsche 356B Cabriolet 2015 Auctions America California$140,000  
1960 Porsche 356B/ 1600 S Roadster 2015 Leake Auction Tulsa, OK$126,000  
1960 Porsche 356 Cabriolet 2015 Mecum : Indianapolis$180,000  
1960 Porsche 356B Cabriolet 2015 Mecum : Houston $107,500 
1960 Porsche 356B 1600 Roadster882292015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $155,000$185,000
1960 PORSCHE 356B CABRIOLET 2014 Mecum Austin$110,000  
1960 PORSCHE 356B CABRIOLET 2014 Mecum Dallas$110,000  
1960 PORSCHE 356B1097962014 Mecum Monterey$55,000  
1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600S ROADSTER883482014 Mecum Monterey$130,000$175,000$250,000
1960 PORSCHE 356B S CABRIOLET1534542014 Mecum Monterey $175,000$200,000
1960 Porsche 356B Reutter Cabriolet 2014 Auctions America : California$90,000  
1960 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupé1091032014 Greenwich Concours D'Elegance Auction $45,000$55,000

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1960 Porsche 356B Profiles

1960 Porsche 356B vehicle information
Coupe
Chassis #: 110307
1960 Porsche 356B vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Drauz
Chassis #: 88221
Engine #: 603331
1960 Porsche 356B vehicle information
Cabriolet
Chassis #: 87779
Engine #: 602440
1960 Porsche 356B vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Drauz
Chassis #: 87 288
1960 Porsche 356B vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Drauz
Chassis #: 87383
Engine #: 800105
1960 Porsche 356B vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Drauz
Chassis #: 88658
1960 Porsche 356B vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Drauz
Chassis #: 88348
Engine #: 87182
Gearbox #: 393354
1960 Porsche 356B vehicle information
Cabriolet
Chassis #: 153454
1960 Porsche 356B vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Drauz
Chassis #: 87746
1960 Porsche 356B vehicle information
Coupe
Chassis #: 110858
Engine #: 95072
1960 Porsche 356B vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Drauz
Chassis #: 87214
1960 Porsche 356B vehicle information
Cabriolet
Chassis #: 152862
Engine #: 800204
1960 Porsche 356B vehicle information
Cabriolet
Chassis #: 152629
Engine #: 84903
1960 Porsche 356B vehicle information
Cabriolet
Chassis #: 154422
Engine #: 604923