1962 Porsche 356B 1600 Reuter Cabriolet
Introduced at Frankfurt in September 1959 the new 356 B ushered in the updated T-5 body style and a veritable multitude of finely detailed improvements marking a further step in the careful yet relentless evolution of Porsche’s cornerstone 356-series models.
The many updates heralded by the 356 B were far more than skin deep however. As stated by Ferry Porsche in the pages of Christophorus Porsche’s official magazine “When we do change something we don’t just make small alterations following the dictates of fashion.” Continuing he said “…our refinements – and sometimes these are very numerous – are very often invisible ones. The engine the road-holding the safety and the driving comfort: these things above all are the goal towards which we strive.”
In 1962 the 356 B was updated to the celebrated ‘T-6’ body style which continued in use through the end of the 356 production run just a few years later in 1965. Among the many updates heralded by the T-6 body style the hood opening was now squared off up front the fuel-filler cap was relocated the rear decklid/engine cover now featured twin grilles for enhanced cooling and the windshield was enlarged to provide new fresh-air vents promoting improve airflow inside the car.
While quite popular among Porsche’s enthusiastic and growing customer base production of 356 B ‘T6’ Cabriolets for 1962-63 reached just 3100 units. This 1962 Porsche 356 B Cabriolet features the definitive ‘T6’ body style and it is a highly desirable example.
The original owner a New York physician enjoyed it for many years as his daily driver and upon his eventual passing the family offered the car for sale.
Its unique and very handsome color combination captivated the second owner and induced him to purchase the classic Porsche. The original owner had already commissioned an extensive restoration including the interior and mechanicals as well as some exterior work. The second owner took the vehicle’s preservation even further stripping the body down to bare metal and repairing the body as required with new metal. The paintwork is outstanding finished in Bali Blue complemented by a new cabriolet top and interior.
Since we Purchased this Porsche it has been lovingly cared for in our private collection. We are proud to offer is beautiful little Porsche for sale.
This highly desirable ‘T6’ Porsche 356 B Cabriolet is an original numbers matching vehicle accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by Porsche and complete with a tool kit jack and wrench original owner’s manual and spare tire. This 356 would make an excellent addition to any collection.
- T6 body style
- Bali Blue paint
- Excellent tan leather interior
- Stripped to bare metal when repainted
- Porsche Certificate of Authenticity included
- Original owners manual
- Took kit and jack
- Recent service and tune
- Runs and drives excellent
- No rust
Location: Reno, Nevada, United States
See listing: 1962 Porsche 356 1600 Reuter Cabriolet (from January 11, 2021)