1957 Porsche 356A Coupe VIN: 101091 Meissan Blue Full ground up cosmetic and mechanical restoration Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and Kardex Numbers matching engine and transmission Engine pushed out to 1720cc during rebuild 4-speed manual transmission Includes restoration receipts and photographs Multiple show winning car Includes factory hubcaps Introduced as the successor of the first 356 in Autumn of 1955, celebrating Porsches 25th anniversary and 10,000th car ever made, the Porsche 356A was born. More powerful engine choices and a host of different visual design cues was Porsches way of evolving the look of the 356 that would see its production go onto 1965. This Meissan blue 356 would be produced on July 9th, 1957, and was destined for the U.S., originally optioned with sealed beam headlights, the speedometer in miles and with USA bumpers. It would then be shipped from Germany and imported in Hoffman, New York. In 2005, the 356 would be commissioned to have a full ground up concours restoration by its then owner Charlie Presta. The meticulous 2-year restoration would be carried out by Restoration Works of Chico, California. With a large photo album that shows the restoration, the car was installed on a rotisserie and stripped down to just its steel tub, properly refinished, corrected and repainted in its original Meissan Blue color. The interior received all new upholstery and the gauges were rebuilt. The suspension was completely gone through and the engine was entirely rebuilt, pushed out to 1720cc in the process for extra power. The transmission was also gone through and made sure that each of the 4 gears shifted beautifully. Completed in 2007, the car would then go to a number of shows over the next few years, taking home two Best of Show and seven First in Class awards with the stunning 356. Canepa would then acquire the car in 2012. When it arrived at Canepa, the 356 was still in concours condition from adding so few miles since the completion of the restoration. It was then sold to a Northern California owner who took the utmost care in the car. During his 5-year ownership, the car remained in almost undriven condition, adding less than 1,300 miles to the odometer. Upon arriving back at Canepa, the car still looked as though it had just completed its concours restoration. The car was completely serviced and every system was gone through from front to back, making sure that everything was in perfect working condition. It was also subjected to a full Canepa Difference concours detail. This included hand cleaning the entire underside of the car, engine bay, trunk and interior, making it look as clean as when it rolled out of the Porsche factory. The Meissen blue paint was painstakingly polished to make sure that it shined as if it had just completed its restoration. Mechanically ready to take a cross country tour and cosmetically fit to bring home a best of show, this Porsche 356A will please any and all air-cooled Porsche lovers. Show Results First Place - Chico Concours dElegance (European Exotics), September 2007 First Place - Road & Track at Road America Concours dElegance, July 2008 Best of Show - The Milwaukee Masterpiece Club Day, August 2008 Best of Show - Milwaukee Region PCA Concours dElegance, August 2008 First Place (Class A) - Milwaukee Region PCA Concours dElegance, August 2008 Second Place (Class A) - Milwaukee Region PCA Concours dElegance, October 2008 First in Class - Chicago Region PCA Concours dElegance, June 2009 First in Class - The Milwaukee Masterpiece - International Sports & Gran Turismo, August 2009 First in Class Porsche - The Milwaukee Masterpiece, August 2010 First Place - Class A - 356 Club Southern California - North Meets South, May 2011
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