1961 Porsche 356B Cabriolet / 154790 Chassis Information

1961 Porsche 356B photograph

1961 Porsche 356B photograph

1961 Porsche 356B photograph

1961 Porsche 356B photograph

1961 Porsche 356B1961 Porsche 356B1961 Porsche 356B1961 Porsche 356B
Cabriolet
Chassis #: 154790
Engine # 604735
Gearbox #: 43339
Sold for $176,000 at 2014 RM Auctions at Monterey.
The Porsche 356 Cabriolet, priced at $4,103 POE, had a top speed of almost 100 mph and offered comfortable seats and thickly padded top. This 356 Cabriolet is believed to have been the 229th example of 1,008 Reutter-bodied cabriolets built for the 1961 model year. It was delivered on February 22, 1961, to Celia Elkey, of Iowa City, Iowa, who purchased the car from Porsche dealer Empire Motors in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The next owner was Dick Grosser of Hiawatha, Iowa, after which the car relocated to the Oklahoma City area, where its current owner acquired it from James Robertson, of Norman, Oklahoma.

Mr. Robertson treated the car to its correct original mechanical and cosmetic specifications, with the work being completed in late 2011. It is finished in Aetna Blue and has a red leather interior with a black top and matching tonneau cover.

At some point in the car's history, its original 1600 engine (number 604996) was replaced. It currently runs a period-correct block, which is only 261 digits off the original.

The current odometer reading is 78,750 miles.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2014

Chassis# 154790

2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
Pre-Auction Estimates :$140,000-$180,000 
Sale Price : $176,000

Analysis

Chassis number 154790 Auction Sales History
2014$176,000

2018 4
2017 9
2016 4
2015 8
2014 6
2013 4
2012 7
2011 3
2010 2
2009 3

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$77,732$97,5294
2017$127,996$191,8179
2016$115,362$159,5004
2015$118,243$165,0008
2014$110,959$179,9526
2013$96,909$172,1844
2012$74,853$132,0007
2011$58,325$95,7753
2010$50,797$54,7932
2009$150,939$330,0003

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupé
Chassis#: 118564
Sold for $97,529
  2018 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1961 Porsche 356 B Coupe
Chassis#: 117294
Sold for $93,500
  2018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1961 Porsche 356 B Super Coupe
Chassis#: 115581
Sold for $61,600
  2018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe Coachwork by Reutter
Chassis#: 116848
Sold for $58,300
  2018 Bonhams : Scottsdale
 
1961 Porsche 356B Coupe
Chassis#: 115977
Sold for $67,757
  2017 Coys : Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House
 
1961 Porsche 356B 'Super 90' Cabriolet
Chassis#: 800103
Sold for $134,550
  2017 Silverstone - Salon Prive
 
1961 Porsche 356 B Super 90 Roadster
Chassis#: 88579
Sold for $176,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1961 Porsche 356B image  
1961 Porsche 356 BT5 Super 90 cabriolet
Chassis#: 154668
Sold for $191,817
  2017 Artcurial Motorcars : Monaco
 
1961 Porsche 356 B T5 1600S Roadster D'Ieteren
Chassis#: 89353
Sold for $164,414
  2017 Artcurial Motorcars : Monaco
 
1961 Porsche 356B Cabriolet
Chassis#: 155510
Sold for $159,474
  2017 Silverstone - The May Sale
 
1961 Porsche 356B 1600S Coupe
Sold for $62,700
  2017 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1961 Porsche 356 B Coupe
Chassis#: 117294
Sold for $90,750
  2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1961 PORSCHE 356 OUTLAW COUPE
Chassis#: 116839
Sold for $104,500
  2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupé
Chassis#: 118029
Sold for $93,835
  2016 Bonhams : The December Sale
 
1961 Porsche 356B T5 1600 Super Cabriolet Coachwork by Reutter
Chassis#: 154828
Sold for $155,312
  2016 Bonhams : Zoute Sale
 
1961 Porsche 356 B T5 1600
Chassis#: 117401
Sold for $52,802
  2016 Artcurial : LeMans Classic
 
1961 Porsche 356 B Super Roadster
Chassis#: 88316
Sold for $159,500
  2016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction
 
1961 Porsche 356 B Super 90
Chassis#: 115118
Sold for $105,096
  2015 Silverstone Auction - The Porsche Sale
 
1961 Porsche 356B T5 Coupe
Chassis#: 117473
Sold for $62,500
  2015 Mecum : Monterey
 
1961 Porsche 356B 1600 S Roadster by Drauz
Sold for $156,750
  2015 Auctions America - California
 

No Sale

1961 Porsche 356B's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 Porsche 356B 1600S Hardtop Coupé2009362018 Bonhams : Pada Auction $85,000$115,000
1961 Porsche 356 Outlaw Roadster 2017 Amelia Island Select : Hollywood Wheels Auction $165,000$185,000
1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupé1180292016 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $60,000$80,000
1961 Porsche 356 B Super 90 Cabriolet1552102016 Coys : Monaco $150,000$180,000
1961 Porsche 356 B 1600 S Roadster by DIeteren890972016 RM Sotheby's : Monaco $240,000$260,000
1961 Porsche 356B 2016 Amelia Island Select : Hollywood Wheels   
1961 Porsche 356B Roadster883162015 Rick Cole Monterey $200,000$250,000
1961 Porsche 356B Sunroof Coupe 2015 Auctions America California$68,000  
1961 Porsche 356 T5 B Cabriolet 2015 Hollywood Motors : Amelia Island Select   
1961 Porsche 356 B Super 1600 T5 Cabriolet Wiener Gendarmerie154 6862015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars $140,000$200,000
1961 Porsche 356B 1600S Sunroof Coupe1132672014 Mecum : Anaheim$130,000  
1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Sunroof Coupe1132672014 Bonhams The Scottsdale Auction $100,000$120,000
1961 Porsche 356 Coupe1165842013 Mecum Auction Anaheim 2013$35,000  
1961 Porsche 356B Roadster891552013 Bonhams The Scottsdale Auction $130,000$160,000
1961 Porsche 356B Cabriolet Meticulously Maintained, Porsche COA 2012 Mecum Monterey, CA$105,000  
1961 PORSCHE 356B 2012 Auctions America Ft Lauderdale, Fl$62,500  
1961 Porsche 356B 1600s-90 Sunroof Two Door Coupe 2011 Leake Car Auctions Tulsa 39th Annual Leake Auto Auction$29,250  
1961 PORSCHE 356 COUPE 2010 McCormick's Auction #49 Palm Springs, CA$42,000  
1961 Porsche 356B S-90 Reutter Coupe with 80 liter tank1168992010 FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE, EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTORS' MOTORCARS AND AUTOMOBILIA $55,000$65,000
1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Roadster884392009 Bonhams Fine Vintage and Collectors' Motorcars at Reims $90,000$100,000
1961 Porsche Super 90 Coupe 2009 Leake Auctions Houston Annual Leake Auto Auction Reliant Center$36,000  
1961 Porsche 356 Super 90 Coupe Race Car 2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions$60,000$75,000$95,000
1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Sunroof Coupe 2007 Bonhams, An Important Sale of Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $50,000$60,000
1961 Porsche 356 B Coupe 2002 Michigan Fall Classic Car Auction The Kughn Collection$10,500  

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