1962 Porsche 356 BSOLD

Twin Grill Roadster Convertible

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1962 Porsche 356B Twin Grill Roadster VIN: 89726 Engine: 804 607 Transmission: 52 705 Color: 6202B Ruby Red Interior: Black vinyl Coachbuilder: D'Ieteren One of 37 Matching numbers Complete, documented mechanical and cosmetic restoration Comes with its tools, jack, driver's manual, and spare D'Ieteren (or more properly Anciens Establissements D'Ieteren Freres S.A.) was a coach builder from the days before automobiles. Based in Brussels they began work for Porsche in March of 1961 delivering fully built 356 T5 Roadsters. Starting in September of 1961 production began on the new T6 roadster and continued until May 1962. Identified by its twin-engine grills, squared hood and outside filler cap the 356B Roadster is unique in the 356 family. Under the D'Ieteren skin lay all of Porsche's mechanical improvements for the 356B including a more substantial oil pump, improved ZF gearboxes and shift linkages, improved brakes, and stronger connecting rods. Just 249 examples of the twin-grill roadster were built. That fact alone would make 89726 and exceptionally rare car, but another element makes it even more desirable. This roadster was ordered from the factory with the S90 engine, making it one of the 37 twin-grills originally fitted with the Super 90 power plant. This makes 89726 one of the rarest Porsches ever built. In another stroke of rarity, being sold in January 1962 in Fulda, Germany makes 89726 one of the few twin-grills that were finished by the Porsche factory. Most of the D'Ieteren cars were destine for export to the United States, and were delivered as finished cars from their factory. The cars that were slated for the German market were delivered as painted bodies to the Porsche factory for them to complete and deliver. 89726 is one of the 161 Porsche assembled cars. Roy Hershey purchased 89726 from Stoddard Imported Cars in May of 1994 as a project car for $30,519.25. He would spend the next 15 years and over $300,000 turning the car into the showstopper it is now. In February of 1995 he enlisted Trevor Marshall of Trevor's Hammerworks in Ohio to bring the little car back to life. With Stoddard Cars providing parts, mechanical work and paint, the car would be in Trevor's shop for the next 14 years. The level of work is astounding. Each invoice is accompanied by photographs collected in two 3" binders showing the incredible attention to the smallest of details. In 2009, with the paint and mechanical completed, the car was sent to the concours winning 356 and rare Porsche specialists, the Paterek Brothers, in Chatham NJ for the interior and finish work. Within four months the car was completed and ready to make its debut. As you'd imagine in such a lengthy process nothing was overlooked and no expense was spared. All the mechanical systems were rebuilt, all the parts were sourced directly from Porsche, every cosmetic detail was double checked to be correct and original. The result of over a decade of work is a near perfect example of an extraordinary car. Since its arrival at Canepa the twin-grill has been thoroughly inspected, concours detailed, and is ready for the next steward of this rare car to take advantage of almost 20 years of exceptional ownership. SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE PHOTOS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We thank you for your interest in Canepa. To request further information or submit offers, please call or email: Bruce Canepa 831.430.9940 bruce@canepa.com Please visit www.canepa.com to view our complete inventory of automobiles. -
Color: Red
Interior: Black Vinyl
Body Type: Convertible
Engine: 1600 Super 90
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
Options: AM/FM, Vinyl Interior Surface

Reference Number 205762

as of 12/22/2012

Overview
Car 1962 Porsche 356 B
VIN 89726 
Mileage 67,458 miles 
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