The last of the Porsche 356 Pre-A models before the release of the 356A, the 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A offers all the advancements that would come down the line from the car’s debut in 1949. For those classic car collectors looking for the classic styling of the early 356 models and the primitive and raw European sports car experience, yet who would like to enjoy some of the advancements of the time, the 1955 model-year 356 Pre-A is a great option. There is one very interesting way to determine a 1955 356 Pre-A from its predecessors, as well as from the 356A cars that would follow. A new type of hood handle appeared during this model year; a 356A handle on a 356 Pre-A body. This handle is bigger and much longer and bears the Porsche crest. (Previously the Porsche crest was not included on the handle.) So, if you see a Pre-A body with a 356A handle, you’ll know that you’re looking at a 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A model. One other small way to differentiate the 1955 model is the use of Continental script on the front fenders.
Whether you’ve lusted over a 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A for decades and have recently become in a position to purchase one or have been searching for years for the perfect 356 to finish off your Porsche collection, the classic car experts at The Beverly Hills Car Club look forward to helping you make your Porsche dreams come true. Based in Los Angeles, they are a California classic car dealership known for their fair and honest car deals, and for providing valuable Buyer’s Tips to both their clients and the classic car community. They can assist you in finding everything from Porsche barn-finds that are in need of complete restoration to pristine examples ready for the Concours d’Elegance. As with any classic car, their team always encourages a third-party inspection on all potential purchases, as well as a thorough review of the car’s documentation, provenance and maintenance records if available. They can assist you with this step of the process. Additionally, because these cars received virtually no rust protection, it is always wise to make sure you are aware of any rust damage so you can calculate the added expense of repairing damaged areas.
For more information on the 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A or to view the available models that The Beverly Hills Car Club currently has in their inventory, please do not hesitate to contact them today. They look forward to hearing from you and to helping you find the Porsche 356 model to best suit your needs. Connect today to get started!
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