1958 Porsche 356A T2 Coupe
This 1958 Porsche 356A T2 Coupe is still wearing a majority of it’s original Ruby Red paint and was factory ordered with Beige full leather interior. Only two documented owners. The original factory Kardex documents that it’s original owner was Mr. J.H. Biggar who picked up the car at the factory and subsequently had it shipped to his home in Pasadena, California. It was purchased by it’s second owner in 1986 from Mrs. Biggar who resided in Arcadia, California at the time. Power is from it’s original numbers matching 1600cc flat-four engine paired with it’s original numbers matching 4-speed manual 644 gearbox. This 356A is offered with it’s original owner’s manual, rarely seen original service booklet, copy of it’s original factory Kardex and a clear title.
Having resided mostly in California and Arizona, the body retains it’s original floors, longitudinals and battery box with none of the typical rust. The original hood is numbers matching and unkinked. The decklid and doors are also original and numbers matching. The original color is Ruby Red per the factory Kardex with the majority of the body still wearing it’s original paint. The second owner always garaged the car, since his purchase in 1986. Exterior equipment includes both steel body-colored bumpers with four original aluminum bumper guards and original US overrider bars, driver door mounted side mirror, and correct headlights. 15” x 4.5″ chromed steel wheels wear 165-series tires and a set of correct polished moon caps. Close-ups of the body vin stamping, vin plate, door tag and opening panel numbers have been provided in the photo gallery below.
Rare full leather beige upholstery was specified by the original owner. Since his purchase on February 12, 1958, the leather has deteriorated due to it’s exposure to the southern California sun. Portions of the original tan square weave carpet remain, but a new carpet set and new tan rubber floor mat set is included. The dash still wears it’s original paint and houses the original dated gauges and ivory knobs each of which shows excellent patina. The factory ordered Becker Europa radio is still present as well. The speedometer, tachometer and combination gauges are installed and each is in working order. The odometer presently indicates 7,590 miles. Total original mileage is 107,590 miles. Headlights and tail lights are fully functional. Wipers are also functional. All of the body trim is original.
The numbers matching 1600 Normal flat-four was rated at 60 horsepower by the factory and comes paired with the original numbers matching 4-speed manual type 644 gearbox. . Engine has been recently tuned and is in excellent running condition. Transmission shifts great as well. Engine case stamping 68725 is shown close-up in the gallery below and corresponds to the factory Kardex. The correct 1600 type number stamping is also shown. The correct early fuel pump is installed. The following service was recently completed:
*new axle boots
*rebuilt original Zenith carburetors
*oil sump plate and fuel tank cap seal
*oil and filter change
*new spark plugs and points
*new front wheel cylinders and brake fluid flush
A clear title, original owner’s manual, rarely seen original service booklet and copy of the factory Kardex.