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Buying a 1957 Porsche 356A Coupe

1957 Porsche 356 A CoupeThroughout the more than 15-year production run of the Porsche 356, the Coupe models were widely popular; they often outsold the Cabriolet models by more than double. Today, the Porsche 356 Coupe is perhaps the most available of the lineup, simply because of production numbers. The 1957 Porsche 356A Coupe was part of the second generation of 356 models, which were released from late 1955 to 1959. During this production year, Porsche made some slight cosmetic changes including stronger bumper overrider bars, teardrop taillights mid-year, and towards the end of the year, the license plate light was moved to below the license plate. This particular model-year also encompassed the changes that were released at the start of the 356A production, which meant improved suspension, a more comfortable ride, a true Porsche engine rather than a modified Volkswagen one, and improvements made to the overall horsepower. Identified by its fixed steel top, as opposed to a soft-top model, the Coupe appeals to a wide range of buyers and collectors.

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1957 Porsche 356A Coupe Buyer’s Guide

If you’re interested in buying a 1957 Porsche 356A Coupe, you’ve come to the right place. Perhaps one of the most important Buyer’s Tips that the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club can offer is to ensure you have looked at all documentation with the car. Be sure you have made note of the engine and chassis numbers, and have checked that they match what is found on the car. The chassis number should be stamped in the trunk area in front of the tank, and the engine number is typically on the base of the generator stand and on the crankcase itself behind the fan housing. You’ll also want to confirm that the engine number is correct for the car by verifying that it matches the period of manufacturing. You can also contact Porsche for any additional information they have about that particular car. As with all classic Porsches, it is imperative to know what you are purchasing; a mistake could be very costly.

For more information on the 1957 Porsche 356A Coupe or to inquire about other Buyer’s Tips, please do not hesitate to contact the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club today. They also encourage you to browse their California classic car dealership’s online inventory throughout this website. Should you have any questions, they are just a phone call away. Connect today to get started!

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