A, B, C : ’59 Porsche 356A 1600 Cabriolet
We need not delve into the history of the storied Porsche brand to talk about this 356A Cabriolet. The Porsche A cars are our favorites. We really love the look of the Coupes over the later B, C and SC cars that followed. But there is something about an A Cab that is pretty magical. Today’s offering is from one of our new and soon to be favorite sellers. They are a California firm whose mission is to unearth the finest Porsches still out there. And boy have they found a goodie. About 79,825 miles ago, it pulled away from the dealer’s lot in Beverly Hills, California back in 1959. It didn’t cause much of a fuss back then. probably people thought it was some little German doodlebug. Fast forward 54 years and that doodlebug is one of the most sought after Porsches today. And what makes it even more special is the originality of the car. It had a respray some time ago and the interior was freshened but it looks like most everything else came with the car back on that day in Beverly Hills. What is also nice is the optional factory hard top fitted to complete the package. This is a 356A 1600 and not a 1600 Super. The difference is about 18 horsepower. So it is a little less valuable than the big engine version. But we aren’t talking significant money here. In fact, the valuations on these is just vertical. You’ll never be able to buy one cheaper than today. Hagerty says #1 cars can hit $140,000. If everything the seller says is true about the mechanicals, this could be a buy at the asking price of $115,000. Contact the seller by clicking here.