During 1962, the Porsche 356B Coupe and Cabriolet would receive slight styling changes, which would become the T-6 body type. Twin engine-lid grilles, an external fuel filler in the right front fender and a larger rear window on the 356B Coupe would be the most noticeable changes. What is interesting is that Porsche did not call attention to these quite visible changes with a different model designation. However, when the T-6 received disc brakes in 1964, with no other visible alterations, they would change the designation to the 356C or the 356SC that had additional horsepower. If you’re thinking about purchasing a 1962 Porsche 356B Coupe, approximately 6,201 examples were manufactured, although it is unclear how many remain in existence today. The Beverly Hills Car Club, a renowned California classic car dealership with a reputation for fair and honest car deals, can assist you in finding the 1962 Porsche 356B Coupe you desire whether for restoration or for show.
Coupe models throughout the 1960’s were the best sellers in the 356 lineup, often outselling their Cabriolet counterparts by more than double. Coupes like the 1962 Porsche 356B Coupe also have a reputation for being in better overall condition than the Cabriolet models thanks to its fixed steel roof protecting it from the elements all these years. For many enthusiasts and collectors, the 356B Coupe is an excellent option, as there is a greater availability of parts and components thanks to production numbers. When inspecting a 1962 Porsche 356B for purchase, always be sure to have a third-party inspection performed by a qualified mechanic, paying special attention to any areas of rust or corrosion. Rust is the main culprit in the life of these classics. While rust should not deter you from purchasing a 356, it is imperative to know the extent of any rust and to purchase the best condition model you can find within your budget. These are just a few of the Buyer’s Tips that the team has learned over their years of experience in the classic car marketplace.
For more information on the 1962 Porsche 356B Coupe, please do not hesitate to contact the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club today. They are always available for consultation and look forward to sharing their knowledge and experience with you. They also welcome you to browse their online inventory via this website and encourage you to contact them with any questions you may have. Connect today!
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