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Real 1963 Porsche 356B up for auction by Bring a Trailer. This real 1963 Porsche 356B Super 90 coupe was manufactured in May 1963 and delivered new through Hoffman Motor Car Company in New York to its first owner in Montville, New Jersey. The car was acquired in 2016 by the seller, who subsequently carried out a two-year restoration that included a repaint in its factory Heron Grey as well as interior reupholstery in brown leatherette. Power is from a numbers-matching 1.6-liter flat-four paired with a four-speed manual transaxle, both of which were overhauled along with the carburetors and distributor. A Gmund achievement level was awarded in the Restoration Group at the Porsche Parade Concours d’Elegance in Missouri Following completion of the project in 2018. This 356 T6 Super 90 is offered with a driver’s manual, a tool kit, drivetrain rebuild records, a Kardex copy, and a clean Pennsylvania antique vehicle title in the seller’s name.
The Karmann-built body was refinished in its original Heron Grey (6207) using single-stage paint. The seller notes that the front end had been replaced from the hinge posts forward prior to his acquisition using components from an unknown donor car, which resulted in the absence of the original serial number stamp in the front trunk. A new number pad is said to have been stamped and welded in during the restoration. The last two digits of the chassis number can be seen on various panels in the gallery below.
Painted 15” wide-five steel wheels wear chrome hubcaps with colored Porsche crests and are wrapped in Michelin XZX tires showing 2017 date codes. A matching spare with an older Michelin tire is housed in the front compartment. The front bumper is said to be a replacement.
The cabin was retrimmed by the seller using brown leatherette upholstery, tan square-weave carpeting, and a perforated headliner from Autobahn Interiors. Matching seatbelts are provided for the front seat occupants.
A wood-rimmed steering wheel sits ahead of a body-colored dash that houses green-lettered VDO instrumentation including a central tachometer and a 120-mph speedometer. The odometer was reset at installation and shows 3k miles, with the actual total unknown. A Blaupunkt radio is situated in the center of the dash.
The 1.6-liter Super 90 flat-four was rebuilt by the seller with a new camshaft, main and rod bearings, crank and cam gears, intake valves, and gaskets. Induction is via twin dual-choke Solex carburetors that were overhauled by 356 Carburetor Rescue, as was the distributor.
The Type 741 four-speed manual transaxle was rebuilt with new bearings, rollers, and synchro rings by Wills Werks of Fairfax, Virginia. Suspension incorporates Boge shock absorbers all around as well as a rear camber compensating spring, while braking is from drums at all four corners.
Engine number *0800751* is shown stamped on the engine case above. Transaxle number 64720 can be seen in the gallery, which also contains images of the reproduction serial number stamp.
Additional images and invoices from the project are provided below, and the seller notes that he performed the majority of labor himself.
The Kardex copy lists the original colors and component numbers as well as delivery in the US through Hoffman Motor Car Company.
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