1958 356A Cabriolet, Irish green over tan with biscuit carpets and top, selectively restored—new paint and carpet, excellent seats/trim, engine updates, and many other new parts. A very nice example of an early Porsche cabriolet that is perfect to drive and enjoy.
This Type 2 (T2) example of the 356A (early 1957—late 1959) was first restored in the mid 1980’s and sold out of Englewood, Colorado in 1989 to a local Michigan businessman. He purchased the car after a nationwide search for just the right example. After nearly 20 years of enjoyment, the 356 was seeing little use and instead was parked in storage and almost forgotten.
In the last 12 months, the car has received a high quality re-spray of the Irish Green paint and new moldings, rubber trim, and other parts. The carpet is new, along with other interior trim pieces. The seats are in excellent condition. The engine was cosmetically restored and has strong leak-down and compression numbers. All engine hardware has been re-plated as needed or replaced with new pieces. The engine graphics have been replaced with new decals. New hard fuel lines were fitted. The fuel tank is original and has been drained and thoroughly cleaned. Brake lines have been replaced and the whole system check and adjusted. The ignition system, including the generator, has been restored mechanically and cosmetically (internals rebuilt/externals re-plated). The carbs have been rebuilt, synced, and tuned. The transmission shifts positively with no grinding or crunching—it has been serviced with new fluid and a thorough inspection along with a new clutch. In total, hundreds of hours have been spent returning this Porsche to its present state.
The finished car runs and drives great—with a solid feel and wonderful road manners—like a 356 should.