1959 Porsche 356SOLD

1959 Porsche 356

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- 1 of 7 356B Roadsters in RHD and 1 of only 3 made with a Super 75 bhp engine
- Accompanied with a fantastic documented history file
- Engine rebuilt at great expense 1000 miles ago
- Prestigious ownership provenance including previous Pink Floyd manager and the Corner family
- 86941 has a continuous proven no-expense spared ownership history
Details from the Porsche Classic certificate of authenticity - signed 25th May 2000:
Type - 356B/1600s
Version - Roadster
Chassis number - 86941
Date/Place of Delivery - 12.10.1959, Stuttgart/Zuffenhausen
Importer/Dealer - AFN, England
Engine number - 846 XX - fitted with 89125
Engine type - 616
Power output - 75 hp
Gearbox number - 32695
Gearbox type - 741
Colour - Ivory/6004
Interior - leatherette black
Options - Right Hand Steering
One of the very first 356B Roadsters produced #86941 is one of just 3 RHD examples with the Super 75 BHP engine produced from the production run between September 1959 and August 1961.
Ownership provenance:
1959 - New - registered in December 1959 by AFN sold by Porsche agent "Bartlett" in Kent
1961 January - sold to Mr L.R Hiscock by Porsche agents Rudds of Worthing (see ownership article from Motorsport magazine 1961) reg. no YLD 9 with 12,000 miles on the clock
Documentation of Mr Hiscock's ownership and maintenance records are comprehensive - see attached imagery - the original documents exist as part of the car's history file.
Interestingly this car features in an exercpt from L.R Hiscock's article "Cars I have owned" in the March 1961 edition of Motorsport magazine - which is provided with the car. Hiscock was recounting his history of car ownership which ranged from Vintage Bentley's to the Porsche - his latest acquisition:
"It is perhaps too early to form a judgement, for a new one, a roadster 1600S, 12,000 miles, has been with us only a fortnight. My wife's ethusiasm is no less than my own! It spins effortlessly up to three figures, with plenty in hand, sticks to the road and stops. The finish and attention to detail, even down to the instruction book, inspire a confidence which brings home all too forcibly the shortcomings of many British manufacturers. Bearing in mind Bernard Darwin's earlier plea for restriant in exuberance, we'll let it go at that. I wouldn't be suprised if this motor isn't the whole answer."
Clearly Hiscock's prophecy that the car was the "whole answer", was valid. as it was owned and fastidiously maintained by him for over 18 years.
1979 August- sold by Mr Hiscock to Mr N.J Rogers with 55,430 miles on the clock. The price was recorded as £3750 although a subsequent owner was told by Rogers on the phone that he paid £6500.
Some 58 miles into ownership and in the same month Mr Rogers entrusted the car to Steve Regan - a factory trained 356 expert who was one of Porsche UK's top training instructors for Porsche mechanics. The brief was to completely overhaul the car, which encompassed a body restoration by Ernie Gregory and the fitment of an as new rebuilt engine from Stoddard - the world's leading 356 parts supply company - still active to this day. Instruments, trim, carpets, hood were all restored and Mr Rogers kept the for 6 years.
1985 July - sold by Rogers to Mr Lamb for £15,000
1987 May - sold by Mr Coy to Peori Giraldi for £21,736
1991 July - sold by Mr Giraldi to Mr Keller for £31,000 who secured Porsche Classic certification in May 2000
The car was then sold by Mr Keller to Mr O'Rourke (Pink Floyd manager) - probably after September 1998 - documents referring to Kellner exist in the car history file
2013 February - Mr O'Rourke sold the car to Mr Nigel Corner - one of the most illustrious collectors in the UK
We purchased the car direct from the Corner family.
The car today displays 78471 miles on the clock - which is almost certainly genuine and can be supported by documentation that comes with the car.
1 of 3 Porsche 356 B Roadsters produced in RHD with a Super 75 bhp engine. The engine was rebuilt to it's original specification by Andrew Prill - the renowned 356 specialist - at a huge cost 1,000 miles ago.
Perhaps the most desirable engine and body configuration for a classic 356 for road use made and a rare opportunity for the discerning collector.

Reference Number 648961

as of 4/8/2021

Overview
Car 1959 Porsche 356
VIN 86941 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
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