PORSCHE 356'S FOR SALE
1956 T1 A COUPE
1956 (built 55) Porsche 356 T1 ‘A’ Coupe RHD
We are proud to offer for sale on behalf of our customer, a very rare right-hand drive example of the ever popular T1 ‘A’ Coupe.
Original UK delivered AFN car.
It was the 101st Porsche sold by AFN (Fraser Nash) through the dealer Moortown Motors. According to records it was the first RHD car supplied with Zenith carburettors.
Porsche completion date was 28th November 1955 and the car was delivered 22nd February 1956 to its first owner C.R Cornish.
Somewhere along the way it has had its engine swapped to 63282, a later engine of exactly the same spec and its gearbox has also been changed to a later type 644 tunnel box for improvement.
The old records also show the car being an original Silver car but with a red interior. It now fashions black leather seats and retains its iconic Silver exterior.
Mechanically the car has been maintained regardless of cost and makes a 370 round mile trip to be serviced with no problems at all. The mechanics have been worked on in a way to make the car reliable with a twin piston brake master cylinder and a carb choke system set up. The body-work has acceptable door gaps, the engine lid and bonnet could be better. There is no rust but there is signs of old previous repairs, much as would be expected with any UK delivered car. In fact it was a pleasant surprise to look under the car not see a whole rake of poor workmanship. Inside the front boot floor is slightly distorted, there is no evidence of why? The more astute eye will also notice that the car has later type rear lights and not the more desirable twin bee-hive style which would have been originally fitted.
To sum up, the car is a very respectable pretty little driving car that would benefit from further work or just enjoyed as it is.
1956 T1 A COUPE
1956 Porsche 356 T1 ‘A’ Coupe LHD
We are proud to offer for sale on behalf of our customer this mechanically sound outlaw 356 T1 ‘A’.
We imported this car and outlawed it for a very good customer a while back. It was a Black plate Californian car that came out of south San Francisco… never welded as far as we can see!
It’s what we would call a survivor… it was clearly used by a student as it still has a university parking sticker from 1977 on the rear nudge bar… which is seriously cool!!
Original colour is graphite metallic and this is still the dash colour.
We went through the car and restored it mechanically front to back.
It’s on real Porsche 356 ‘C’ brakes front and back.
Engine is out to 1720cc and has a bit of a wild cam. The engine was rebuilt new (never ran) when we got the car, you could see assembly lube on the cam which wasn’t broken in.
The wheels aren’t everybody’s cup of tea but it’s on 5×130 stud pattern so Fuchs or any other 911 wheel will fit straight on….Or put it back to drums and sell the ‘C’ brakes? The possibilities are endless…
It would be really easy to just paint it back to graphite metallic as there is no rust to deal with.
Again… just turn the key and go!
Here is a YouTube film will quickly made of the car once it was finished…
1958 T2 A COUPE
1958 Porsche 356 T2 Coupe, RHD, Silver with Red interior.
Built 3rd March 1958.
Engine: 69000 (current engine has no number.)
Gearbox: 18760 (currently fitted with 10575).
Delivered to Lindsay Saker Motors (Johannesburg) 11th March 1958.
First owner: Hughes – Maister & Drysell (Dental Surgeons).
Options = RHD and USA Bumpers
Imported into the UK in 1988 by 356 Collector Aziz Abouseda this rare RHD car has had a subsequent further six owners. There are two huge history files along with a photographic restoration and copies of all the old log books, tax disc and piles of receipts.
The car today is in beautiful condition with only a few minor blemishes that would be expected for a car that has been driven and used as it should.