We all love a classic. Whether you’re a collector or a dreamer, we can all appreciate the beauty of vintage cars. We can gawk at them on the road or spend hours online dreaming of what we’d buy with our hypothetical lottery winnings. When it’s a classic and with a limited production, that’s when things get extra juicy.
This 1959 Porsche 356A is one such drool-worthy specimen. It’s one of 1,331 Convertible D models produced for a single model year. Convertible D models were produced between 1958 and 1959 and all 1,331 were sold as 1959 models. This particular beauty was auctioned at Bring a Trailer, recently selling for $210,000. Bring a Trailer is one of the best curators of classic, collector, and enthusiast vehicles. The vehicles are submitted by their community members and audience. They then create transparent auction listings with all the information you need and the car’s history without superlatives.
A beauty in ivory and red
The Porsche was originally imported to New York. It was then sold new in September 1959 from Hoffman Motor Car Company. The car was purchased by its second owner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in April 1961, who used it for country touring and Allegheny Region PCA events. It was then put in storage in 2000 and came to California earlier this year. The car is finished in a striking ivory with a black convertible top. There are “99” stampings on the front and rear deck covers. The car wears Lemmerz 15″ steel wheels finished in silver, chrome baby moon hubcaps, and 165-15″ Pirelli Cinturato radial tires. A numbers-matching 1.6L flat-four paired with Zenith 32 NDIX downdraft carburetors power this Porsche. It was factory rated at 59 horsepower and 81 lb-ft of torque.
Inside, the car stuns with a rich red leatherette interior with matching door panels. The interior also features oatmeal square-weave carpets, black rubber floor mats, and an ivory and red dash. There are coupe-style padded seats and storage pockets in the door panels. Additional equipment includes red lap belts and a tri-band radio under the dash. The odometer shows 87k miles, though the true mileage is unknown. Buy Here