1959 PORSCHE 356A

Porsche Factory Kartex shows a very late production with delivery on 11 August 1959 via Porsche Glöckler of Frankfurt, Germany to Mr. Alfred Andreoli of Arcadia, California. The car was Meissen Blue with USA export bumpers and Continental tires. Mr. Andreoli took a European delivery of his Porsche, but by 25 January 1960 Porsche Factory warranty and service records show the car at Competition Motors in Los Angeles. Mr. Andreoli owned the car until 2004, selling his “original” one-owner car to Chris Stavros of San Diego. Stavros, a well-known local 356 enthusiast and collector, kept the car for 14 years, eventually restoring it with some of the best 356 experts.

One of the most original, surviving 356A coupes, this car was skillfully restored to the highest level by the Porsche 356 world’s best experts. It retains its original body shell and floors, with original spot welds and seams intact. All body chassis number stampings in front hood, engine lid and doors remain. Date stamps on the fuel tank, fuel sender, instruments, wheels and other parts are visible. It retains its original, matching-numbers engine and transmission. The majority of the bright work and original parts were refurbished not requiring the use of reproduction parts. This is one of the finest examples available and ready to enter a concours or drive in a rally for the discerning collector.


Disassembly Chris Stavros, San Diego
Body and Paint  Victor Miles, Ventura
Undercarriage  Victor Miles, Ventura
Engine  John Bunin, San Diego
Transmission  John Bunin, San Diego
Upholstery  Thomas Pocius, San Diego
Miscellaneous  Palo Alto Speedometer and Carburetor Rescue
Reassembly  Chris Stavros, San Diego
Reassembly and Tuning  Grand Prix Classics, La Jolla

Porsche Factory Kartex, original sales documents between Porsche and Andreoli from 1959. Original service records from 1960 through 1968. Small note binder with hand written mileage and service entries from 1960 until 1977. Bill of Sale from Andreoli to Stavros in 2004. Details on restoration culminating in 2018.

Of Note:
This is a very rare opportunity to acquire a two-owner, documented, matching-numbers, original body shell, fully restored, late-production 356A coupe!

Owner’s manual, tool kit, jack, spare and records.

Please inquire using the contact form or email us at info@grandprixclassics.com.

Year: 1959
Make: Porsche
Model: 356
Dealer: Grand Prix Classics
Grand Prix Classics
Vendor:Grand Prix Classics
Grand Prix Classics specializes in the buying, selling and consignment of historic sports cars and racing cars. Located in La Jolla, California, with a beautiful showroom and workshop, the business is run by its founder, Mark Leonard, who is truly passionate about his work. He has assembled a team of dedicated professionals who each contribute with specific talents ranging from buying and selling to an international market, researching automotive history, to running the workshop. There are always 15-20 cars in inventory as well as a collection of rare automotive posters, a large library of books, magazines, videos and other memorabilia.
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