1959 Porsche 356A Roadster / 86471 Chassis Information

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Roadster
Coachwork: Drauz
Chassis #: 86471
Engine # 65439
Sold for $170,500 at 2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island.
The Porsche 356A Convertible D ('D' referring to Drauz, the German coachbuilder that produced the new car's bodywork) was the answer to customers who wanted something more than a bare-bones vehicle. The new car had a higher windshield and wind-up door windows offering enhanced weather protection, as well as fully upholstered seats. They were built using the same 356A styling, chassis, and drivetrain as the Speedsters.

The Convertible D is the rarest of the three versions of Porsche's lightweight open cars equipped with removable chrome-framed windshields. There were around 4,000 356 and 356A Speedsters and 2,653 356B roadsters. Around 1,330 were built of the Convertible D.

This example was purchased by an American doctor who took delivery at the Porsche dealership in Munich, Germany. It is equipped today with a 'twin grille' engine deck lid, versus the majority of convertible Ds, which have the normal 356A 'Single grille' lid. A Drauz advertisement of the period shows the second Convertible D built, for a member of the Porsche family, and it has the twin grille lid. The 'twin grilles' make this a very rare and desirable feature, though it is not known if it was a period installation. It also has an Abarth four-pipe exhaust system.

The car was given a restoration several years ago in its original Ruby Red color. At some point in its life, the original 1600 Super engine was replaced with a replacement engine, built using engine case 65439 and correct 1600 Super components. It is supplied with the front case from the original engine, bearing the number 84390. Recently, the original Zenith carburetors were replaced with Solex carburetors. The original carburetors, manifolds, and air cleaners still remain with the current owner. The current owner acquired the car in 2003 and has participated in the 1,000 mile Colorado Grand on three occasions, completing all trips without any problems.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2013

Chassis# 86471

2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
Pre-Auction Estimates :$140,000-$180,000 
Sale Price : $170,500

Analysis

Chassis number 86471 Auction Sales History
2013$170,500

2018 6
2017 7
2016 1
2015 5
2014 7
2013 6
2012 5
2011 5
2010 1
2009 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$228,883$632,0006
2017$135,982$214,5007
2016$324,500$324,5001
2015$173,989$240,0005
2014$157,721$190,0007
2013$233,990$605,0006
2012$126,070$148,5005
2011$79,441$147,2415
2010$44,000$44,0001
2009$66,000$66,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1959 sales)
1959 Porsche 356A/1600 S Convertible D
Chassis#: 86380
Sold for $209,000
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Texas Classic Auction
 
1959 Porsche 356 A Coupe by Reutter
Chassis#: 105673
Sold for $117,600
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
 
1959 Porsche 356 A Cabriolet
Chassis#: 151129
Sold for $132,000
  2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island
1959 Porsche 356A image  1959 Porsche 356A image  
1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Carrera GS Coupe Coachwork by Reutter
Chassis#: 105578
Sold for $632,000
  2018 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction
 
1959 Porsche 356
Chassis#: 106534
Sold for $82,500
  2018 Mecum : Los Angeles
 
1959 Porsche 356
Chassis#: 86134
Sold for $200,200
  2018 Mecum : Los Angeles
 
1959 Porsche 356 A Convertible D
Chassis#: 86018
Sold for $214,500
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1959 Porsche 356A image  
1959 PORSCHE 356A
Chassis#: 107429
Sold for $99,000
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D
Sold for $165,000
  2017 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1959 Porsche 356A Cabriolet
Chassis#: 151769
Sold for $90,200
  2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
1959 Porsche 356A image  1959 Porsche 356A image  
1959 Porsche 356A 1600 T2 Sunroof Coupé
Sold for $91,675
  2017 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1959 Porsche 356 A T-2 Sunroof Coupe
Sold for $137,500
  2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az
 
1959 Porsche 356A/1600 Convertible D
Chassis#: 85879
Sold for $154,000
  2017 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1959 Porsche 356 A Convertible D
Chassis#: 86090
Sold for $324,500
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1959 Porsche 356A image  1959 Porsche 356A image  
1959 Porsche 356 T2 Cabriolet
Sold for $240,000
  2015 Russo & Steele : Monterey
 
1959 Porsche 356 A 1600 Cabriolet by Reutter
Chassis#: 152136
Sold for $209,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1959 Porsche 356A image  
1959 Porsche 356A Cabriolet
Chassis#: 151304
Sold for $93,694
  2015 Silverstone Auction - The Restoration Show
 
1959 Porsche 356 A Coupe
Chassis#: 106789
Sold for $140,250
  2015 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
 
1959 Porsche 356 A Convertible D
Chassis#: 86351
Sold for $187,000
  2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona
 
1959 Porsche 356 A Coupe
Chassis#: 107134
Sold for $87,400
  2014 Silverstone : Salon Prive
 

No Sale

1959 Porsche 356A's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1959 Porsche 356 Cabriolet1519262018 Russo & Steele : Monterey   
1959 Porsche 356 Coupe1077292018 Russo & Steele : Monterey   
1959 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1600 GS cabriolet1515842018 Artcurial : Retromobile $800,000$1,200,000
1959 Porsche 356 D Convertible 2018 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale   
1959 Porsche 356A Coupe 2018 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale   
1959 PORSCHE 356 TRIBUTE SPEEDSTERCA8154112017 Premier Auction Group$23,000  
1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D857202017 Mecum : Monterey$170,000  
1959 Porsche 356A 1600 S Convertible D864102017 Bonhams : The Spa Classic Sale $210,000$260,000
1959 Porsche 356A Cabriolet1516102017 Motostalgia : Amelia Island $105,000$165,000
1959 Porsche 356A Cabriolet 2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall$60,000$80,000$100,000
1959 Porsche 356/1600 S Convertible D858392016 Worldwide Auctions The Houston Classic $190,000$230,000
1959 Porsche 356 Convertible D 2016 Amelia Island Select : Hollywood Wheels   
1959 Porsche Speedster 356 2016 Russo & Steele : Arizona   
1959 PORSCHE 356A CONVERTIBLE D 2015 Leake Auction Dallas$140,000  
1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D855882015 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours $140,000$180,000
1959 Porsche 356A 1600S Convertible D868202015 WorldWide Auctions Houston Classic Auction $210,000$230,000
1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Convertible D859202014 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $160,000$180,000
1959 PORSCHE 356A SUPER CABRIOLET1521212014 Mecum Monterey$205,000  
1959 PORSCHE 356A 1600 CABRIOLET1519912014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction $175,000$225,000
1959 Porsche 356A 1600S Cabriolet 2014 Mecum Kissimmee$180,000$200,000$250,000
1959 Porsche 356A 1600 S Convertible D 2013 Leake Auction Dallas, Texas$93,000  
1959 Porsche 356A 1600 S Convertible D 2013 Leake Car Auctions Tulsa Ok$110,000  
1959 Porsche 356 Convertible D866532013 Coys Techno Classica $100,000$120,000
1959 Porsche Convertible D866892012 Mecum Anaheim, CA$120,000  
1959 Porsche Speedster Replica Convertible 2009 RM Auctions Classic Car Auction of Toronto Fall$31,500  
1959 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER REPLICA 2009 Silver Auction Spokane$10,500  
1959 PORSCHE REPLICA SPEEDSTER1197695712009 Silver Auction Jackson Hole$14,900  
1959 Porsche Speedster Replica 2009 Classic Car Auction of Toronto Spring$38,500  
1959 PORSCHE 356A CABRIOLET 2009 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions February 2009$53,000  
1959 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER REPLICA 2009 Silver Auction Arizona in January$10,750  

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