1959 Porsche 356A Cabriolet 1600S

1959 Porsche 356 Super

Technical specifications of Porsche 356 1959

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Pearland, Texas, United States
Make: Porsche
Model: 356
Type: U/K
Trim: Super
Year: 1959
Mileage: 1,000
VIN: 150956
Color: Silver
Engine size: 1.6L 1582CC 97Cu. In. H4 GAS Naturally Aspirated
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: U/K
Interior color: Red
Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1959 Porsche 356A Cabriolet 1600S

This 1959 356A Cabriolet T2 (#150956 built in 1958) is completely restored to original specifications with original Silver Metallic color, red leather interior, and German square weave carpet. Harry Pellow, the Maestro himself, maintained this car at one time. She runs strong and straight and is ready to for your local club drives. This is nearly a new car with much new metal, rebuilt engine, new brake system, new interior, and all new electronics. This 60-year-old classic has no rust and is structurally strong. You can’t get closer to a new original 356 than this one with less than 900 mile since returning to the road.

Care has been taken to source materials from only top rated Porsche 356 specialists including Zim’s, Stoddards, Autobahn Interiors, YnZ, International Mercantile, and direct from Porsche. Many obsolete and hard to find parts have been sourced from donors and rebuilt to new conditions. The engine and carbs have been rebuilt to the original spec 75hp 1600S configuration.

All original receipts will be included with sale along with countless photos documenting the restoration.

This car is believed to have been imported by a Porsche dealer in Florida for showroom sale. Records contained in “The Maestro’s Little Spec Book” show that Harry Pellow, the Maestro himself, serviced the original engine (#82487) in March 1983. The current engine is not original as casting numbers indicate it came from a later model and the 3rd cover has been replaced without an engine SN stamped.

All colors and options match the included Certificate of Authenticity. All drive train, electrical, and body are in excellent condition.

The engine and transmission are not original nor is the hood, or deck lid. These components were sourced from donor cars and professionally fitted by Hamilton Classics, a 356 specialist in Martindale, TX well known in the 356 communities. Both doors are number matching.


· Sheet metal replacement

o Batter box floor

o Gas tank

o Outer longitudinals L/R

o Inner longitudinals L/R

o Floor pans

o Rocker panels L/R

· New front windshield direct from Porsche

Front Suspension

· Replaced

o Wheel bearings & seals

o Torsion bar bushings

o New Koni Steering dampener

o New KYB shocks

o New tires Barum Bravuris 195/60R-15

Rear Suspension

· Replaced

o Wheel bearings & seals

o Torsion bar bushings

o New KYB shocks

o New tires Barum Bravuris 195/60R-15


· Replaced all brake pads

· New tubing and flex hoses

· New master cylinder with improved dual circuit

Engine – All engine parts sourced from Stoddard’s and Zim’s. Complete engine tested and tuned by Hamilton Classics.

· Replaced all bearing and seals

- Carbs professionally rebuilt and tested by CFI (July 2016)


· New wiring harness - YnZ

· New 6v Optima battery (July 2016)


  • New wooden foot boards
  • New seals in doors, windows, hood, and deck lid
  • New German Square Weave carpet by Autos Intl, correct oatmeal colors
  • Added lap belts for front seats
  • New seat padding, front and rear
  • New leather upholstery in original red color by Autos Intl and professionally installed.
  • New reproduction sun visors


  • New Parts
    • Rubber seals from International Mercantile
    • Body work and paint professionally completed by Hamilton Classics

Removable Hard Top

  • Finished, fitted, and painted to match body by Hamilton Classics
  • All new soft parts including headliner, window trim, and seals
  • Soft top is not available or included


  • The vehicle is available for inspection near Houston, TX. All inspections must be made prior to submitting deposit.
  • Non Refundable deposit of $500 due with 24 hours of bid closing via Paypal. Vehicle may remain listed until payment is received by seller. Deposit is non refundable. In the event buyer does not complete the sale, you will not receive the deposit in return. Submitting the deposit is your agreement to complete the transaction with the car in the state of condition at that time whether witnessed by buyer or not.
  • Balance due within 7 days of receipt of deposit via cash or wire transfer only for domestic buyers. International buyers must enter into an escrow agreement within 7 days. Escrow fees to be paid by buyer
  • Buyer is responsible for any and all shipping charges. Vehicle may be stored at my location for a period of 30 days following close of sale. Storage will be at buyer’s risk and responsibility. No insurance is provided during storage period by seller.
  • Seller reserves the right to discontinue the listing at any time as the vehicle is listed for sale in many locations.
  • This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, written or implied. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. The vehicle listed is described to the best of my ability. The information is based on my work, research and statements made to us by the previous owners. To the best of my knowledge, the above information is accurate. I am not responsible for errors in the description of any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a new vehicle. I welcome all pre-purchase inspections on the vehicle at my location in order to verify condition.

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