From 1959 to 1963, Porsche 356 models were considered part of the Type B line, which offered quite distinct styling changes to the 356 in 1959. In total, the German manufacturer would produce approximately 30,963 356B’s. The 1960 Porsche 356 was available in several variations: as a coupe, cabriolet or roadster. Engine options were also plentiful and included the 1600, 1600S, 1600 S 90 and 2000 GS. Compared to its 356A predecessors, the 356B models offered a much larger front bumper with similarly larger guards. This bumper was also elevated nearly four-inches more to ensure better protection. The rear bumper saw similar improvements. Styling changes also included more upright headlights, which resulted in the front fenders having a more straightforward line in contrast to the 356A’s curvier fenders. While these changes were not initially popular, by the release of the 1960 356, even purists were praising the brand for its forward thinking.
When buying a 1960 Porsche 356, it is important to remember a few Buyer’s Tips. First, these cars are prone to rust particularly in areas of the frame, the fenders, the floorboards, and trunk. As with any classic car, it is imperative to have the auto inspected thoroughly. While a car with some rust can still be a great investment, fixing rusted areas can be quite costly and it is important to factor this additional cost into your restoration or purchasing budget. Secondly, it is important to ask the seller to provide as much documentation as possible, as this can greatly increase the value of the auto should you choose to sell it down the line. Furthermore, knowing the owner history of any classic auto can be a great addition. Whether you’re looking to buy a 1960 Porsche as a restoration project, would prefer an auto that is in good mechanical condition, or want a pristine, showroom quality example of Porsche engineering, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club can assist you. Having helped countless clients with successful car deals, they have become a renowned California classic car dealership over the years.
To learn more or to explore the current online inventory, their team invites you to browse this website at your leisure. Here you’ll find 1960 Porsche 356 Buyer’s Tips and much, much more. Should you have any questions or would like to see a car in person, contact them today! They look forward to hearing from you soon.
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