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If you’re thinking about buying a 1961 Porsche 356B Cabriolet, you’ve come to the right place to learn more about this classic Porsche and the Buyer’s Tips needed to help you along the way. The 1961 model-year was the last of the 356B models to use the T-5 body type prior to the change in 1962 to the T-6, making it fairly popular among collectors who appreciate the history of the 356 line. The Cabriolet, not to be confused with the soft-top Roadster model also offered during 1961, was the soft-top equivalent of the Coupe model. You can identify a Cabriolet by the body-color trim pieces that surround the front windshield, while the Roadster will have a shorter, removable windshield typically trimmed in metal or chrome. It is estimated that approximately 1,609 units of the 1961 Porsche 356B Cabriolet were manufactured, although it is hard to say how many are still in existence today. The team of classic car experts at The Beverly Hills Car Club can assist you in finding the 356B Cabriolet you desire.
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When buying a Cabriolet, buyers should be aware of a few unique characteristics. Generally speaking, Porsche 356 Cabriolet models tend to be in poorer condition than their Coupe counterparts simply because of their exposure to the elements. Always be sure to check the condition and completeness of the interior to ensure you have a full understanding of any restoration that will need to occur. You’ll also want to check the overall condition of the soft-top, if applicable. If you’re buying a 1961 Porsche 356B Cabriolet in pristine condition, you should also ask for documentation regarding the ownership history, repairs and maintenance, and restoration. Documentation can help you understand the life that the particular 356 has lived.
For more Buyer’s Tips for the 1961 Porsche 356B Cabriolet or any European or American classic, be sure to connect with The Beverly Hills Car Club today. A California classic car dealership based in Los Angeles, their team has a reputation for fair and honest car deals and can help you find the classic Porsche you’ve been searching for. From rolling chassis in need of complete restoration to the finest examples of German engineering, let their team be your guide. Connect today to get started!
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