1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Convertible D with Coachwork by Drauz: One of only 1,330 Produced
This beautiful 1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D Super 1600 with Coachwork by Drauz is one of only 1,330 produced making it an extremely rare and desirable car. Just out of loving ownership where it was cherished and well maintained. This Convertible D runs and drives well and wears a nice older restoration. The engine in the car is a period-correct 1600 unit numbered 74615 ( according to the Kardex, the original engine number was 75058.) As you can see, the engine in the car is very close in numbers to the original. A very clean, straight, and solid car overall. Offered with its Kardex from Porsche. A highly collectible Porsche that would be an absolute joy and privilege to own.
The original Porsche 356 Speedster has become a legend, but in its day, it was just a bit too bare-bones for some customers. Porsches answer was the 356A Convertible D, D referring to Drauz, the German coachbuilder that produced the new cars bodywork. The new car featured a higher windshield and wind-up door windows for enhanced weather protection, as well as fully upholstered seats, and it was built using the same 356A styling, chassis, and drivetrain as the final Speedsters. Of the three versions of Porsches lightweight open cars equipped with removable chrome-framed windshields, the Convertible D is the rarest. Only 1,330 were built, compared to nearly 4,000 356 and 356A Speedsters and 2,653 356B Roadsters. That makes the Convertible D a prized commodity today. A rare, most attractive, and more practical alternative to the 356 Speedster. This is a desirable, honestly presented Porsche of rarity and beauty, and it is ready to drive in style. Here is a rare opportunity for the serious Porsche enthusiast to acquire a hand-built touring machine from the most successful sports car maker in the world.
Chassis no. 86689
Engine no. 74615 in car (Original Engine Number 75058)
- One of Porsches rarest production models
- One of only 1,331 Convertible Ds
- Quality older restoration
- Offered with its Porsche Kardex
- Speedster good looks with Cabriolet practicality