1963 PORSCHE 356BS
As noted previously, Porsche's very first production car was Type 356. These cars stemmed from 1948 and through the Spring of 1965. By that time, 76,313 units had been constructed. There were essentially 4 groupings of 356s: "Pre A" 356s produced from 1948-1955; 356As from 1955-1959; 356B from 1959-1963; and 356C from 1963-1965/66.
Each grouping had several variants based primarily upon horsepower. These included a "Normal" version, a "Super" version, and a "Super 90" version. There was also a "Carrera" that was offered with the legendary 4 cam engine.
The evoloution of the 356 included changes to suspension, the addition of safety features, more "comforts", the use of disc brakes with the 356C, as well as general subtle aesthetic changes.
#214254 is a 1963 Karmann B Super Coupe that has been only lightly redone. This has included an exterior repaint in its original Ivory and a refresh of the interior. It is fully number's matching and was a California car for all of its life, until I bought it. In addtion, I recently comissioned a complete engine rebuild for a total of $19,300!! Top to bottom, everything was refreshed, rebalanced, redone, or replaced as needed. The engine will have less than 500-1,000 miles on it when you get the car!!!
In my world, because it is not 100% original, this 356BS became a wonderful car to drive and enjoy! Don't get me wrong, it is in absolutely fabulous condition and, to everyone else, it is probably a concours winning, all # matching, California coupe ready for any collection in the world.