If you’re thinking about buying a 1959 Porsche 356B Coupe, you’ve come to the right place for model information and the important Buyer’s Tips you need to be successful during your search for a Porsche classic. The 1959 356B falls into the third generation of Porsche 356’s that were first released in 1959 and would run through 1963. The 356B would offer the first real styling changes to the lineup and could be easily identified by the inclusion of quarter lights in the doors and the way the new body shape on the front hood made a smooth curve from side to side, rather than a wave pattern on the Pre-A and 356A models. The headlights were also raised and the front fenders now made nearly a straight line from the windshield posts to the headlights. Bumpers were higher and offered stronger bumper guards, while the front hood now featured a large chrome handle. The Coupe model would also be the first to feature a front vent window, which was previously only used on the Cabriolet. If you’re exploring different 356 models for purchase, these are just a few of the ways you can guarantee you’re looking at a 356B. The 1959 Porsche 356B Coupe would see more than 4,000 models roll off the production line, accounting for more than half of the production of 356B models during this production year.
While it is unlikely that maintenance records will be complete for a car of this age, it is always a great idea to ask the sellers for any documentation they may have regarding the history or ownership, maintenance or restoration. These documents can provide insights into how the car was taken care of over the years. However, the main concern when purchasing any classic Porsche 356, including the 1959 Porsche 356B Coupe, will be corrosion. Cars of this age had very little rust protection and the rarity of the panels and chassis parts means that they can be quite difficult to find and expensive to replace. Always have a third party, pre-purchase inspection done to uncover any areas of concern. If you need suggestions for a third party inspector, do not hesitate to contact the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club, as they have connections across the country that can help you buy and sell classic Porsches. These are just a few of the Buyer’s Tips their team has learned over years of experience in the classic car market.
The team at The Beverly Hills Car Club encourages you to browse their online inventory to view the 1959 Porsche 356B Coupe models currently in their showroom. Should you have any questions or would like to learn more about a particular car, do not hesitate to contact them today. They look forward to hearing from you and to helping you find the classic 356 that best suits your needs. Connect today to get started!
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