The Porsche 356B was released in 1959 and remained in production until 1963. As such, the 1962 Porsche 356 is part of the Type B line. Interestingly, for the 1962 model year, Porsche changed from the T5 body type to the T6 body type, which offered yet another advancement in the styling of the long-lived 356. Some of the most identifying features of the new T6 body style included twin dick lid grilles, an external fuel filler in the right front fender, and larger windows. Buyers will also notice a squared off, wider bonnet. During 1962, Porsche also offered quite a unique configuration that is perhaps one of the most rare of the 356 line. The Karmann Hardtop or Notchback was essentially a cabriolet body with a fixed hardtop welded in place. While it looked like a cabriolet with a hardtop, it was in fact equivalent to a coupe since the top could not be removed. Less than 2,300 of these unique 356 Porsches were made between 1961 and 1962.
There are two different kinds of buyers when it comes to the Porsche 356: those who want a particular year and model, and those who simply want to own any iconic 356. Whether you’ve had your eyes set on the 1962 Porsche 356 for decades or simply want to own a piece of Porsche history, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club would be happy to assist you. A California classic car dealership based in Los Angeles, their team has assisted countless clients purchase the European and American classic cars of their dreams. Here are a few Buyer’s Tips from their team of experts. First, be sure to establish a budget and factor in items like taxes, transportation, repairs, restoration and storage. While these 1962 356 models can be prone to rust, determining where rust exists will determine the cost or repairs. Secondly, determine if you’d like a sought-after Speedster, a coupe or a cabriolet and then do your research on available options and model years. This can help you stay on course during our search. Should you have any questions about these tips or would like to browse the current online inventory, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club encourages you to browse this website.
Their team of renowned Los Angeles classic car dealership professionals looks forward to taking your call and to helping you find the 1962 Porsche 356 to exceed your expectations. Don’t see what you’re looking for in inventory? Contact them today and they will be happy to help you search for the car you desire.
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