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Buying a 1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Coupe

1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A CoupeIf youre thinking about buying a 1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Coupe, or any Porsche 356, youve come to the right place to learn valuable model information and Buyers Tips. Owning a Porsche sports car from the 1950s or early 1960s the model known as the Porsche 356 represents the dreams of many collectors and Porsche enthusiasts. Undeniably dependable unless they have been severely neglected over the years, these Porsches are also loved for their simple mechanics; a competent home mechanic can easily maintain a Porsche 356. Nimble handling and responsive controls also make the 356 a joy to drive and, when paired with its beautiful yet simple design, keeps collectors coming back for more! The first Porsche 356 dates back more than sixty years. After hand building a run of aluminum-bodied 356 prototypes at its wartime factory in Austria, the company would move to Stuttgart and in 1950 set up their factory to produce steel-bodied sports cars for sale to the public. While the first of these rear-engine Porsches were not fast, especially when compared to the Jaguars of the day, they had a distinct appeal that was based off of the Volkswagens of the era. Porsche would continue the 356 lineup for more than 15-years before its retirement, with more than 76,000 models being produced.

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1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Coupe Buyers Guide

Buying a 1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Coupe can be a very exciting time, yet it is important to not let your eagerness get the best of you. Thorough research and inspection are needed to ensure you are purchasing a true original and one that will likely hold its value over time. First, be sure to have a third-party inspection performed by a knowledgeable mechanic that can help you authenticate the originality of the car and its overall condition. Second, be sure that this inspection includes a thorough search for rust damage, as this is one of the main issues with the classic Porsche 356 models. Next, ask the sellers for a Certificate of Authenticity or to view the engine and chassis numbers so you can verify them with Porsche records. Lastly, check for completeness. Some of the trim parts, chrome adornments, and various other body pieces can be difficult and expensive to find. It is always in your best interest to find the model in the best overall condition that suits your desired budget. It should be noted that in many cases the Coupe models are in better condition than their Cabriolet counterparts because they have seen less exposure to the elements.

For more Buyers Tips like these, the California classic car dealership professionals at The Beverly Hills Car Club welcome you to contact them today! They also encourage you to browse their online inventory to view the 1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Coupe models that are currently in their showroom. Questions? Contact their Los Angeles classic car dealership today. They look forward to hearing from you soon!

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