1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Super Convertible DSOLD

1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Super Convertible D

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To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM’s The Don Davis Collection event, April 27, 2013. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Don Davis.

Chassis No.
86142

Estimate:
$125,000 - $150,000 US

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

75 bhp, 1,582 cc horizontally-opposed OHV four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, torsion bar independent front suspension, swing axle independent rear suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 82.7 in.


Highly-desirable Convertible D model
In single ownership for 45 years
Judges Choice at Keeneland Concours

One of the most sought-after Porsches of the late-1950s is the 356A Convertible D, with body by Drauz Karrosseriewerke in the northern city of Heilbronn, Germany. Gustav Drauz and partner Rudolf Leopold began their coachbuilding business in 1900. Early clients were Daimler and NSU, both located nearby, but Adler, Ford, and Fiat soon signed on. The Ford relationship was so strong that a Cologne subsidiary was established in the 1950s. After World War II, most of their work comprised of van bodies for Ford and DKW, as well as some 120,000 sedan body shells for the Ford Taunus. Their pièce de resistance, however, is the Convertible D (for Drauz) body for the Porsche 356, built in 1958 and 1959. .

Reference Number 213248

as of 4/28/2013

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Car 1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Super Convertible D
VIN 86142 
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