EXCELLENT DRIVING RUETTER CABRIOLET, GREAT COLOR COMBINATION
Offered At: $125,500
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Trans: 4 Speed Manual
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Stock #: 200509C
Crevier Classic Cars is pleased to offer this Porsche 356
Elegant T2 Cabriolet
Complete with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
1958 Porsche 356A 1600 Ruetter Cabriolet. Porsche’s first production model, the 356, quickly established the company as a builder of serious sports cars. Produced from 1948 to 1963, the 356 progressed through four major model changes, several body revisions, and a considerable array of engines. The first major update, designated 356A, was introduced at the 1955 Frankfurt Motor Show. The engine was enlarged to 1,582 cubic centimeters, and higher compression resulted in additional horsepower. A new body in the 1958 model year was called, in factory parlance, Type 2, giving rise to the enthusiast shorthand “T2,” its predecessor being T1.
Although Porsche sourced bodies from a number of suppliers, by far the most came from Reutter. Karosseriefabrik Reutter & Co., of Stuttgart, had a long association with Porsche. Reutter had furnished prototypes to Ferdinand Porsche in 1932, during the early days of the Volkswagen project. From 1950, Reutter leased some plants to Porsche for car production and started producing bodies for a number of 356 models. This car is a very nice example of a T2A Cabriolet.
A well-presented, older restoration; it is blue with a tan leather interior and tan carpeting. A black canvas top is fitted and augmented with a black boot. It comes with a tool kit, jack, owner’s manual, and spare tire. Clean throughout, it shows well, drives great and has been well maintained since restoration. It is ready for top down motoring on the open road.