The Porsche 356 is easily one of the most recognizable European sports cars ever made. The Cabriolet versions of the Porsche 356, which offered a full windshield and padded top, were offered from the start of production and were widely popular with buyers that wanted the open-air feeling of a true convertible. They would run alongside the Coupe body style from the beginning, as well as the popular Speedster style that was incorporated in late 1954. Although still technically a convertible, the Speedster differs from the Cabriolet, as the Speedster offered a raw driving experience complete with a shorter and removable windscreen, bucket seats and a minimal folding top. If you’re thinking about buying a 1956 Porsche 356A Cabriolet, you’ve come to the right place to learn valuable Buyer’s Tips and information that will help you find the 356A that best suits your need and expectations.
The Porsche 356A was the second generation of the 356 lineup and incorporated a wealth of changes that made the car more enjoyable. Introduced in 1955, the 356A boasted a curved windscreen, relocated bumpers, round beehive rear lights, and 15 wheels. Changes were also made to the suspension for a smoother and more comfortable ride. While the 1956 production year would see approximately 4,504 of the 356A models roll off the production floor, just over 420 would be 1956 Porsche 356A Cabriolet body styles. When buying a 356A of any body style, always be sure to thoroughly inspect the example for originality and completeness, while focusing on any corrosion that may be present. These early Porsche classics are prone to rust and can be quite expensive to restore. Always factor your restoration costs into your budget and be sure to find the most complete example you can in the best condition possible. Having a third-party inspection on any Porsche 356 is always advisable.
Whether you’re looking for a 1956 Porsche 356A Cabriolet or would prefer the Coupe or Speedster styles, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club would be delighted to help you find the car you desire. Designed with you in mind, be sure to browse their online inventory to view the 356 models currently in their showroom and to learn valuable Buyer’s Tips for this particular model. Should you have any questions or would like more information on any of the cars you see here, please do not hesitate to connect with their team of classic car professionals today! They look forward to hearing from you soon.
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