1961 Porsche 356B T5

Price: US $9,950.00 Item location: San Diego, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 356
  • Trim: 356B T5
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 00
  • VIN: 116985
  • Engine size: VW 4 cylinder
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
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Description:

1961 Porsche 356 356B T5

  • Full metal 1961 Porsche 356B (T5) in gray primer. Original metal body, doors, hood. New rocker panels and door sills. Includes transferable registration, title, license plate, serial number data plate, and door hinge cover with original serial number tags and paint code tag (#702 Ruby Red). Door hinge cover has the last 3 digits of the serial number stamped on back. Also includes a “Certificate of Authenticity” from Porsche.

  • Included in sale-Shortened VW pan with VW type 1 motor and transmission which was running and driving less than 1 year ago. Should start right up with a new battery and some fresh gas. Has some surface rust but all the major components are there and working- engine, transmission, brakes, suspension, steering, pedals, headlights, taillights, keyed ignition, gauges, fuel tank, etc.

  • You can modify the VW pan and mount the body to it, or remove the VW pan and just use the VW backbone. Porsche 356 replacement pans cost $294 for the set, and 356 “longitudinals” cost $62 each. So for $418 you could have correct Porsche 356 pans, longitdinals, rocker panels, and door sills- all in new fresh metal.

  • Body was clipped for easy storage, not by me. This was common back in the day. It will need to be tacked back together. All 3 pieces are from the same original car and fit together well. Passenger's door is good, but driver's will need the typical bottom repair. Both the outer lower door skin and correct inner repair panels are included. Has complete dash including glove-box door. Front nose will required metal work. If you're familiar with this you can easily repair, if not a complete new 356B T5 nose panel costs $1,275.

  • This car is also an excellent candidate for an electric conversion. You could use all of the VW running gear. They sell an electric engine kit that bolts directly to the VW transmission bell housing.

  • Body not currently attached to pan. Door and panel gaps will be much better after final fitment. To be done right, this car should be media blasted (if not complete body then some localized sections), and needed metal work finished (nose, rockers, door sills, etc.), VW pan should be gone through, cleaned and painted, and any needed suspension/bushings/steering/brakes parts replaced (these VW parts are all really cheap). New 1915cc engines cost $1,899 and come with a warranty, so if it were me I would consider trading out for a new 1915cc, or you could run it with the current motor. Maybe a new clutch depending on how it looks (new clutch kit = $45), rims and tires, paint and interior.

  • Most if not all of the parts needed to finish this car are available and affordable through aftermarket suppliers. All the exterior trim, door handles, window cranks, interior, seats, gauges, hubcaps, etc. are available through kit car companies and/or VW supply warehouses. The Porsche factory actually used many VW bug parts on the early 356 cars.

  • When finished this car will be a 100% metal 356, with a Porsche 356 serial number and a Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche.

  • There's still a lot of finish work to be done, but all the major components are there and once done this car will continue to appreciate in value . You can stick with the Porsche factory paint code of “Ruby Red” or choose any color you want. Put it back to factory specs, or build it as an “Outlaw 356” and choose whatever paint, interior, wheels, bumpers, etc. you want.

  • Can be shipped together as one unit (car and body). I usually pay about $600 to the mid-west and $800 to the east coast, could be considerably less these days due to the slow in business right now.