As the Porsche 356 line continued to evolve, the 1958 Porsche 356 models brought a new body, which was designated the T-2. While changes were not wildly noticeable, there were several. Vent wings appeared in the Cabriolet doors and Coupes had the extra-cost option to have wind-wings on the outside of their window frames. Larger rear windows improved vision in the Speedster and Cabriolet when the top was up, and a factory option fiberglass top was now available to open models. A small but quick way to differentiate a 1959 356 from its Type A predecessors is the door striker plate, which was moved lower than in previous models and was now held by 3 screws instead of 5. The ultimate telltale change however, was the exhaust. Two exhaust pipes now exited through the lower part of each bumper guard, and a double-bow front bumper over-rider replaced the previously used single-bow design. Controversial at the time, this new exhaust routing better protected the exhaust tips and raised ground clearance.
The purchase of a 1958 Porsche 356 or any 356 model is the dream of many and the reality of few. While more than 77,000 Porsche 356 autos were made throughout the 15-year production span, less than half are said to remain today. If you’re considering a Porsche 356 as a restoration project, weekend driver, or mint-condition classic for your private garage, you’ve come to the right place. The Beverly Hills Car Club welcomes you to tour their website to view their online inventory and encourages you to contact them with any questions you may have. Throughout this website, you’ll also find numerous Buyer’s Tips and Buyer’s Guides to help you navigate the classic car market. For example, when purchasing a 1958 356, buyers should be aware that the fiberglass top option on open top cars adds considerably to the value. Buyers should also know that inspecting for rust is imperative on these cars, as no rust protection was offered when they were manufactured more than five decades ago. These are just a few of the items that The Beverly Hills Car Club, a California classic car dealership based in Los Angeles, is happy to provide to their clients and friends.
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