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Produced in Austria using Volkswagen parts, the 1949 Porsche 356 was among the first of approximately 52 hand-built 356 models released from 1948 to 1950. Designed by Ferry Porsche, son of Ferdinand Porsche, he wanted to build a sports car of the kind I like myself and started working with employees to build a car based on the Volkswagen Beetle, which had been developed by his father. In fact, having a deep race history to this day, the very first model with chassis number 356.001 was only a few weeks old when it scored its first class victory in the Innsbruck City Race. Today, the Porsche 356 is an iconic classic not only for the Porsche brand, but also within the worldwide classic car market. Buyers, enthusiasts and investors from across the globe continue to make this one of the most sought-after and loved classics in the market.
Looking to purchase a Classic Porsche?
If you're considering the purchase of one of these early 1948 and 1949 Porsche 356 models, it is important that you understand they are extremely exclusive and can be difficult to find. When found, many owners do not want to part with this piece of Porsche history. Having assisted countless buyers and sellers with their classic car needs, the California classic car dealership professionals at The Beverly Hills Car Club have the industry connections and resources needed to help you find, negotiate and purchase these early model Porsches. They encourage you to contact them today to discuss your specific needs and to begin your search. Buyer's Tips, once you have found a 356 of interest, include checking of originality and authenticity, confirming chassis and engine numbers, inspecting for rust or body damage, and discussing any history or records that may come with the vehicle. The team at The Beverly Hills Car Club can assist you with these items.
With very few 1949 Porsche 356 models ever built, place your trust in a Los Angeles classic car dealership that can help you find available models on the market today. Should you have any questions or would like to speak with the team directly, please do not hesitate to call today. They look forward to hearing from you soon and to helping you find the ideal 356 for your needs. Get started today!
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