1963 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 Cabriolet – 1 of 19

HIGHLIGHTS


  • VIN number: 157438
  • Engine number: 97148
  • Miles: 42,945
  • Engine type: 2 Liter
  • Paint color: Condor Yellow
  • Interior type: Black

 Details and Story:

This 1963 Carrera II Cabriolet was purchased by Roy Stantz in Chicago Illinois in 1963 and has lived the good life ever since. Almost 15 years later, this special Cabriolet showed up in a red/tan color combination at the 1987 356 Holiday in Estes Park Colorado, where it won “Best of Show” for Dr. Larry Tree. The Tree’s followed up with another a win in the “Special Production” category at the Porsche Parade, which solidified what a truly remarkable 356 they had. In the following year, famed Porsche collector, Charlie Hunter, obtained the car and it remained hidden in the mountains of Virginia, idle for two more decades until we purchased it in 2008. While the car was kept in exceptional condition, the factory Kardex revealed that it was a Paint-to-Sample “Condor Yellow” exterior with a Black interior. We were excited to see the Kardex, and knew that a whole lot of work was ahead of us when the fastidious client that we sold it to said, “Great, now restore it”! At that moment, this 1963 Carrera II Cabriolet became our very first restoration project. Upon disassembly, we hit the lottery! We found one dent, that’s it, a single dent! All of the sheet metal was original, the battery pan, floor pan, all of it… The trim and hard to find items were all there, with virtually no repo parts. The engine and transmission are numbers-matching units and only needed to be fine-tuned upon re-installation. This Cabriolet presented itself as the ultimate wish list as far as restorations go. Since its completion, this award winner has been shown a couple of times; adding to its list of accolades, the 2008 Porsche Parade Zuffenhausen Award, but has primarily sat on display as part of a 356 soft top collection. We are very proud to offer one of the finest 356 Carrera II’s on the planet, in a one of a kind color.