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Buying a 1956 Porsche 356A Coupe

1956 Porsche 356 A CoupeDuring the early years of Porsche 356A production, the Coupe body style was highly sought-after and significantly outsold the Cabriolet and Speedster styles. In fact, the 1956 Porsche 356A Coupe saw 2,920 Coupe models roll off the production line in Germany, while only 429 Cabriolet and 1,155 Speedster models were produced during the same year. Today, simply because of the number of Coupe models that were produced over the years, they are the most available in the classic Porsche market. The 356A Coupe is of particular interest to collectors, investors and enthusiasts, as it has the styling cues of the original 356 Pre-A models, yet a significant number of advancements that gave owners a more comfortable and enjoyable driving experience. For example, during the 1955 production year, Porsche improved suspension by offering softer torsion bars that would improve both handling and ride. This would also mark the release of Porsche’s original engine, rather than a modified Volkswagen motor that the early pre-production and Pre-A models used. These are just a few reasons why the 1956 Porsche 356A Coupe is a great Porsche classic.

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1956 Porsche 356A Coupe Buyer’s Guide

When you’re ready to buy a 1956 Porsche 356A Coupe, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club is happy to provide you with the Buyer’s Tips you need to be successful. One of the biggest concerns you should have when looking at any Porsche 356 is rust. These early models received little-to-no rust protection and many have succumbed to years of being exposed to the elements. While rust does not have to rule out a car completely, you should know that parts and body panels could be difficult and expensive to find. Similarly, it is expensive to find a qualified shop to restore these Porsche classics to high standard many of today’s classic 356 collectors expect. Always keep restoration costs in mind when exploring available Porsche 356 models. One positive when purchasing a 356 Coupe is that the interior appointments are often in better condition than the Cabriolet or Speedster models, as they were not as exposed to the elements.

For more Buyer’s Tips for the 1956 Porsche 356A Coupe, please do not hesitate to contact the team of classic Porsche professionals at The Beverly Hills Car Club. They also encourage you to tour their online inventory to view the Porsche 356 models currently available to you. Should you have any questions or would like to view a car in person, their team is just a phone call away. Connect today to learn more.

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