The 1962 production year offered another milestone to the 15-year lifespan of the iconic Porsche 356 with the release of the T-6 body type. The Porsche 356B had been introduced in 1960 with the T-5 body, which featured bigger and higher bumpers, large chrome guards, and a revised hood that now made a smooth curve from side to side rather than a wave as on the previous models. When the T-6 launched with the 1962 Porsche 356B, twin engine-lid grilles, and external fuel filler in the right front fender and a larger rear window in the Coupe would come into play. The T-6 also got four-wheel disc brakes. There were approximately 7,767 units of the 1962 Porsche 356B produced, of which approximately 6,201 were Coupe models and 1,566 were Cabriolets. Today, the Coupe models are more readily available due to production numbers, however the Cabriolet and Roadster continue to be the most desired.
When considering the purchase of any Porsche 356, including the 1962 Porsche 356B, start by looking at the documentation with the car. Make note of the engine and chassis numbers on the paperwork and check those against the markings on the car. You can typically find the chassis number stamped in the trunk area in front of the tank, and the engine number on the base of the generator stand. You’ll also want to confirm that the engine number is correct for the car. You can do this by verifying that the engine number matches the period of manufacturing and by checking with Porsche to see if any additional information is available for the car. Maintenance records, which are rarely complete for cars of this age, are also important in learning more about the history. If complete records are not available, a thorough inspection of mechanics can reveal if the vehicle has been maintained to the standard you expect. These are just a few of the Buyer’s Tips that The Beverly Hills Car Club is happy to offer their friends and clients when searching for a classic Porsche 356B.
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