PORSCHE 356B SUPER 90, LHD, 1960
RUBY RED WITH BLACK & BEIGE LEATHERETTE/CORD INTERIOR
Complete matching numbers 1 of just 132 cars
Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this rare Porsche 356B Super 90 Coupe with factory fitted optional equipment including: chrome wheels, two fog lamps and an electric timer.
The Porsche Type 356, introduced in 1948, is widely recognised as Porsche’s first production car. This lightweight and nimble handling rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive, two-door sports car evolved from a streamlined little aluminium-bodied coupe powered by a VW-derived, 46-hp, 1,100-cc air-cooled flat-four up to the mighty four-cam Carrera models of the early 1960s.
The 356 B manufactured between 1960 and 1963 represents the mid-point in the car’s design. The headlamps were raised, a larger bonnet handle added, and front vent windows appeared in the doors. Mechanically, the gearbox and drum brakes were upgraded. A new steering wheel and column refreshed the interior, along with redesigned rear seats. The Super 90 version had the 616/7 specification engine (two twin-choke Solex PII-4 carburettors and light alloy cylinder barrels) which produced 90 bhp at 5,500 rpm and gave the little car a lively performance.
The Porsche 356 is a highly regarded collector's car with the Super amongst the most desirable 356 models, partially due to the type's much enjoyed success in rallying: the 24 hours of Le Mans, the 1000 km Buenos Aires, the Mille Miglia, the Targa Florio, the Carrera Pan Americana, as well as many other important motorsport events.
Originally supplied by Porsche Maheg, Munich, this 356B S90 then resided in California, USA with a collector for many years before being imported to the United Kingdom. This matching numbers example is complete with its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and bills from Porsche marque specialists evidencing over £25,000 of spend. This is an opportunity to own one of the best Porsche 356B Super 90’s.
The Porsche 356B Super 90 is now available to view at our London showroom.