356A 1600

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1959 PORSCHE 356A 1600

A rare and beautiful right hand drive UK supplied 356A finished in its original lovely colour combination and most unusually it retains its original numbered body panels and is matching numbers.

The car was supplied when new by Porsche Concessionaire AFN and registered ‘35VHX’, which has remained with the car to date. The original owner, a decorated Army Officer and Porsche enthusiast retained the car for many years, eventually selling it when his driving days were over.

A small number of dedicated owners have enjoyed the car since and each has clearly looked after and used it carefully as the car proved to be in much better original condition than most when stripped for restoration. This work was carried out a few years ago and was completed to a high standard as illustrated in the history file. Indeed, a number of concours wins followed.

More recently the car has featured in a private English collection of Porsche 356 models. The owner, a real 356 aficionado, has only right hand drive examples all of exceptionally high quality. Following purchase, he sent 35VHX to his favoured specialist, Sportwagen, for a full inspection, following this any item requiring attention or not to original specification was corrected as detailed in a sizeable invoice on file.

Hairpin purchased the car last year and sold it immediately to a very regular customer with a notable private collection, it is only for sale now as lack of space precludes keeping every car.

Today the 356 remains in the most fabulous authentic condition, this really is how one would want to find a 356, a real jewel-like example with great attention to detail. As one might hope, the car drives exactly as it should, with a very smooth drivetrain, lack of fussiness and taut direct feel so familiar to Porsche drivers.