For some reason there have been a number of barn found Porsche 356s surfacing lately. This 1962 Porsche 356B has been parked in a barn for the past 25 years and as a result, needs some work. The car dealer that bought it from the previous owner has listed it here on eBay. We know they are flipping the car, but at least it gives the car a chance to be saved.
This car is the T6 body style, meaning that it has twin engine lid grilles, a fuel door on the front right fender, and bigger windows. The original silver metallic paint is faded and worn off on much of the surface. The surface rust gives the car a unique look, but to keep the car from rusting further, it will need to be treated. We love patina, but at this point, the best thing for the car would be to repaint it in its original color.
The interior needs some work too, but everything is there. The dash pad will need to be replaced and it looks like there are a few other bits and pieces that will need to be repaired or replaced. Someone treated the floor pans at some point, but there is some serious rust in the front end of the car that could be a major issue. Rust is often a major issue for the 356, but replacement sheet metal can be found easily.
The original 1600 cc engine was rebuilt a few years back and only has 1,000 miles or so on it. It is a base model and came with the 60 hp engine. The seller says it starts and runs nicely, but only on an external fuel tank. We are sure that the tank will need to be cleaned out, if not replaced, and all the fuel lines will need attention as well.
We are glad to see more of these Porsches surfacing and hopefully this one will go to a good home. It’s going to be a big project, but we are sure someone will love to have it, as these are becoming very popular. We wouldn’t mind going to look at it just to look at all the cars in this dealer’s warehouse. We aren’t sure what the reserve is set at, but what do you think it’s worth?