For show 356 B T6 1600 S Coupé Manual 213303

Porsche 356 B T6 1600 S Coupé, 1963 - Primary exterior photo
Exterior color
WhiteWhite
Porsche 356 B T6 1600 S Coupé, 1963 - Primary interior photo
Interior color
WhiteBlack
Mileage
73,400 km (45,581 mi.)
Power
55 kW
First registration
Not specified
Model year
1963
Drive layout
Rear wheel drive
Steering
Left hand drive
Accident history
Unknown
Technical problem
No
Full service history
No
Warranty
No
Number of owners
Not known
Wheel size
15"
Seats
Regular seats (Leather)
ABS
PCCB
LSD
Navigation
Sports exhaust
TV
Entry & Drive
Servotronic
Seat memory
Air suspension
Leather dashboard
ParkAssist
Front seat heating
Parking heater
Rear seat heating
Trailer hitch
Heated steering wheel
Cabriolet hardtop
Additional information

Engine No. 705 818
Gearbox No.63495-741/2A
Exterior Color: Ivory (6204 B)
Interior Finish: Black Leatherette

An original, unrestored car
Only 45,581 miles
Numbers matching
Well maintained and documented
According to factory records 213303 was first delivered to a Porsche dealer in Great Britain in March of 1963. At some point, in the next couple of months, the new car made its way to European Cars Ypsilanti in Ypsilanti Michigan, USA. The original Porsche Service Book indicates the first owner, a Mr. Harold V. Stevens of Alma, Michigan, took delivery of the car on July 13, 1963 in the wolverine state. The 356 at the time had only 19 factory test miles.

Mr. Stevens owned the little white sports car until October 27, 1973, when he sold it to a lawyer in East Lansing, Michigan, named Christopher Dobyns for $4000. Stevens had driven the car sparingly, and at that time the 356 had just 19,697 miles on the odometer. Dobyns owned the car until June of 1983 when he sold the car to Dr. Rodger Searfoss of Latrobe, Pennsylvania. This time the price was $16,300 and car had only about 22,000 miles on the odometer.

Dr. Searfoss ownership lasted about 3 years when he sold the car to G&W Motorwerks of Waynesboro, Virginia in September 24, 1987 with 23,102 miles. It was quickly sold to Gordon Barlow of Staunton, VA for $21,250. Barlow owned the car briefly and returned the car to G&W less than a year later in May of 1988. Once again G&W moved the car quickly, this time to Don Fowler of Fairfax Station, VA on June 21,1988 for $25,000. At that point 26,190 miles were showing on the odometer.

Fowler was a real 356 enthusiast and was very excited to own such an original, low mileage car. Over the next few years Fowler and his wife drove the car to 356 Registry / PCA events in New England, West Virginia, Michigan, North Carolina, Lake Placid, New York, and Toronto, Canada. By April of 1995 they had rolled up the odometer up to 35,500 miles. Ten years later, in September of 2005 the 356 changed hands once again, this time to Robert Ingram. After 42 years the odometer showed only 45,018 miles. Just over 1000 miles a year.

This car can truly be called a survivor. Thanks to the careful stewardship of a series of owners this 356 arrives to us 49 years later in almost the exact condition it left the Porsche factory in 1963. 213303 comes with its original Porsche Service Book (with dealer stamps), Driver’s Manual, Maintenance instruction booklet, tools, jack and complete ownership and mileage documentation.

Since arriving at Canepa the car has been fitted with 5 new Vredestein Sprint Classic radial tires and given a thorough inspection. The result of the inspection is that this may be best original car we’ve ever seen. In order to bring the entire car to the same level of excellence some parts were given a preservation restoration. The exhaust was removed and recoated in its original type paint. The entire undercarriage and undercoat was cleaned and color coated. All the engine tins and hardware where stripped, cleaned and painted in their correct finishes. The result of this preservation work is that this original mileage Porsche is now immaculate in every respect, and ready for the next 49 years of proud ownership.

Car location
4900 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley, California, 95066, United States
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Anniversaries
Aug, 19 – 81st birthday of the type 64 (1939)
Aug, 23 – 24th birthday of the Boxster (1996)
Aug, 29 – 55th birthday of the 906 (1965)
Sep, 03 – 145th birthday anniversary of Ferdinand Porsche (1875)
Sep, 04 – 1st birthday of the Taycan (2019)