This remarkably original 1958 356A Coupe was featured in the June 2001 issue of Excellence magazine.
The story “Peach Preserved,” recounted the story of Pay Yanahan finding this car (29,000 original miles) and preserving the originality of this special survivor. In the end, he was rewarded with a Preservation Division win at the 1999 Porsche Parade in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.
The Kardex shows that this car was delivered to Max Hoffman’s New York dealership and that it was not fitted with an antenna or an outside rear view mirror.
Upon inspection of the car, Yanahan (A Porsche Concours Judge) discovered that the the hood, engine lid, and chalk numbers under the interior door panels did not match the lat three numbers of the chassis number. The chassis number was 102170, but the questionable parts were numbered 102174 (four cars off on the line).
With the help of the official Reutter Body Book, it showed that a series of ten silver 356s were delivered to Porsche, including #102170 and its sister car #102174. Both cars had red interiors.
Thus, it became obvious that the parts had been switched during assembly, explaining why the panel gaps were a perfect fit.
This is rare opportunity to own a piece of Porsche history that can only be described as a priceless survivor. It has been featured in a significant Porsche collection for years and has been used as a reference for countless restorations for proper details.
Model: 1958 Porsche 356A Coupe Serial Number: 102170
Colors: Silver, red interior, oatmeal rugs Engine: Typ 616, s. n. 67560
Gearbox: Typ 644, s. n. 17004
U.S. bumpers with over-riders, U.S. lights Deluxe horn ring.
Built 11.08.57. Sold new on 12.23.57 by Alfred Brothers, Glendale, CA to a Xerox employee, Bruce Muncn. Second owner was a Road & Track magazine editor. Third owner, Brian Kleeman, bought car in mid-1970s with 27,200 miles showing. 20 years later to a Dallas collector; then to Pat Yanhan, Chicago area.
Won Preservation Group overall at the 1999 Mt. Tremblant PCA Parade. Featured in Excellence Magazine in June 2001.
Excellent overall original car. Original paint, depth confirmed as part of this evaluation, except for repainted left-rear fender and quarter, which is readily apparent. Paint with heavy patina. Discolored right rear bumper.
Original interior, trim, glass.
All numbers matching car.
Excellent tool kit and owner’s manual kit.
31,761 miles, confirmed through ownership chain.
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