*1962 Porsche 356B Roadster Super 90* * Documented Ownership History since 1971. * Northwest car since new. * Factory Original Oslo Blue with Red Leather * Complete Super 90 Specifications - Engine Transmission Speedometer Tachometer and Compensator Bar. * 1 of 249 Roadsters Built only 27 Super 90.Complete Nut and Bolt Rotisserie Restoration Just Completed.Factory Original Color Combination and Options.Engine and Transmission Completely Rebuilt and Upgraded by Chris Powell.Kardex and Certificate of Authenticity AvailableEngine Number - P*805662*Engine Build Number - 58460Case Pairing Number - 234Engine Type Number - 516-7Transmission Number - 50227In the days before automobiles Dleteren was a famous coachbuilder in Brussels Belgium. In 1961 the company teamed up with Porsche to begin producing coachwork for 356 Roadster. The T6 version of the 356 was identified by its twin engine lid grills squared hood external fuel filler door improved ZF gearboxes with special gearing for the roadster shift linkage improved brakes and stronger connecting rods. With just 249 examples of the twin grille roadsters chassis no. 89748 is a preciously rare car but other elements make it even more desirable. While born with a 1600 Normal engine it was changed early on to a period correct numbered Super 90 engine along with all the other upgrades to make it a proper Super 90 Porsche. Those upgrades include Super 90 camber compensator special speedo and tach.The car was first purchased in Seattle WA then sold in 1971 to an avid Tacoma WA Porsche collector Dr. Robert Heacox who enjoyed the car very much. He subsequently sold it in 1975 to early PCA member Robert Lewis a contractor car and airplane collector and leading citizen of Yakima WA for $4000 and 50 000 miles on the odometer. He only drove it sparingly over the years accumulating only a few hundred miles before his health failed and he passed away in 2017. During the time he kept the car in his hangar and according to his brother was always tinkering with it. Wanting more power he decided to replace the Normal engine with a period correct numbered Super 90 engine and changing the car configuration to factory Super 90 specs.With his health failing the car sat in storage for years along with his other forgotten Porsches until they were discovered in early 2017 by his brother after Bob had passed away. As a shirttail relative of this wealthy Yakima family we were called to look at the garage and identify the cars knowing that Bob was not only a Porsche enthusiast but also very meticulous about his automobiles. The jewel of the collection and a huge surprise was the Twin Grille Roadster! It was a true barn find and was pretty dusty after being untouched for many years but cleaned up pretty well as shown in the pictures. The engine turned over (mechanically) and the car was all there and with all the Super 90 parts but we chose not to try to start it and took it to Chris Powell a local nationally known Porsche engine builder and tuner PCA National Tech Committee member and owner of Chriss German Auto Service in Redmond WA. It was decided that only a complete restoration would do justice to the car so commissioned Chris to rebuild all the mechanicals. It was also decided to modernize the engine to give even better performance but still look exactly as it did brand new.Beginning in November 2017 the car was disassembled and while Chriss shop redid all the mechanical components a complete exterior interior and convertible top restoration by multiple award winning Porsche expert Kerstan Rillos in Kent WA. The car was taken to bare metal finding only minor damage and rust repaired properly (no fillers) and repainted its original Oslo Blue. The Red Leather interior was redone and the top redone. The original correct date stamped wheels were re-chromed and new Michelin XZX tires fitted. With all the mechanicals rebuilt to factory spec or better this becomes one of the most desirable 356s available today.Photos...More Photos...Video...Story...
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