EXPERT OPINION OF
ROMO PERITUS PERITIA
This Porsche 356 B T6 Cabriolet S from 1961 offered here is the perfect vehicle for relaxing trips at the weekend, but also as a daily driver.
The Porsche has a black soft top and a very nice red leather interior. The soft top, which is lined with horsehair, gives the Porsche a charm all of its own. The classic sound of the 4-cylinder boxer engine is music to the ears of every Porsche lover. In addition to the beautiful sound, the ONLY 75 hp also provide sporty propulsion. The low weight of the Porsche 356 B T6 Cabriolet S also ensures plenty of driving pleasure in the curves.
It had its first delivery in October 1961 in Reutlingen, Germany. In 2009, the Porsche 356 S Cabrio was sold to a car collector in Barcelona, Spain. Since 2009 it has been part of his private car collection and has hardly been driven since. The Porsche has been restored and has matching numbers. A Porsche certificate of authenticity from 2013 and an appraisal from 2021 confirm the original numbers and the good technical and optical condition.
Porsche revised the Porsche 356 A and thus produced the new 356 B (T5) series from 1959. The power range began with the 356 B 1600 and 60 hp and ended with 140 hp in the 356 B 2000 GS Carrera 2.
The difference between the 356 B and the predecessor model is, among other things, the 10 cm higher positioned front bumper with enlarged rim flanges and higher positioned headlights. In addition to the front turn signals, flatter horn grilles with two chrome-plated louvres each are fitted. Another feature is the bonnet handle, which is wider towards the bottom than on the predecessor. Also, the number plate lighting was integrated into the rear bumper and the reversing light was installed below the rear bumper.
From 09.1961 (T6) onwards, revisions were added, such as a front bonnet that was wider at the bottom and a fuel filler cap integrated into the front right wing. Furthermore, two vertically arranged air grilles were integrated into the enlarged bonnet.