1963 Porsche 356B T6 Cabriolet - Dolphin Gray/Blue/Blue

  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 356
  • SubModel: 356B
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Cabriolet
  • Year: 1963
  • Mileage: 47,800
  • VIN: 157857
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: 1600 Nornal
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States


1963 Porsche 356B T6 Cabriolet - Dolphin Gray/Blue/Blue

Quick Look

·Dolphin Gray 6410, Blue top and leather interior (originally White/Black/Red)

·Matching chassis/engine/trans per COA – 157857/P610831/61150

·47,800 miles believed to be actuate

·Fully restored in 1988, driven less than 2000 miles since

·All Restoration and service papers since 1983

·Same owner last 30 years

·Tools, Jack, Owner’s Manual

·Clear Texas Title

Great car for someone that wants to DRIVE a really nice 356.

The pictures taken in the same shop where it was restored 30 years ago. Sorry for no “Beauty Picture” in front of somebody else’s mansion. When I took pictures outside it just looked white. No detailing was done before the pictures were taken. I just blew off the dust underneath with an air hose and wiped the car down with Speed Shine. If I didn’t mention this was a 30-year-old restoration you would never know it. Just mechanically “refreshed” after sitting for a while. I was able to take some pictures when the gas tank was out, so you can see areas you wouldn’t normally see. Could be turned into a full concours winner with a little detailing underneath for those so inclined. I tried every switch/function. See notes below.

Known History

The car came to Texas with the previous owner in 1982 and has been serviced at the same shop since. In about 1985 the owner started a restoration. The current owner purchased the car during the restoration and finished it in 1988 (replacing his other 356). He found the air conditioning in his 928S4 more suited to south Texas and the 356 was rarely driven.

See Dropbox for 85 additional photos;


·Electric fuel pump

·Camber compensator

·Retractable shoulder belts

·Headlight relay

Other Comments

·Price is based on current Hagerty and SCM price guides, not some pie in the sky number I see some people asking.I consider this car solid 2

·4 Chrome KPZ 6042A,4 1/2 Jx15 wheels date stamped 9-62. Painted spare not matching

·Original Blaupunkt Frankfurt US – working

·Multi speed wipers – working, washers not ('T" fitting ordered)

·All lights, horn - working

·Never used boot cover

·SIGLA Windshiel, DURVIT side and vent glass as was normal on B’s

·Complete tool kit, however, it’s for a C, not the tie string roll used in the 63 B’s. (I’ve never seen a red Meskko pouch before)

·Owner’s Manual looks “too clean”, is probably a re-production

·3 small rock chips under the front bumper

·Driver’s door a little proud at the bottom rear

·Small area of barely visible orange peal on rear edge of passenger’s door

·Scratches on one front bumper over rider

·Camber compensator bushings cracked

·Clock doesn’t work

·Washers not connected ( 'T' fitting ordered)

·Driver's door window scraper rubber chipped (on order)

·I have tried to add photos of any flaws I noticed.

AUG 15 New pics added to Dropbox (finally got the car outside). 1st 12 and the last 25 starting with IMG_5458

The Legal Stuff

I am not the owner, a dealer or broker. I am listing the car for a friend. I hate 'surprises' and will list any flaws that see or know of. The car is available for inspection at the independent shop where it was restored and maintained for 35 years in the San Antonio area.

The car is 55 years old and is being sold without a warranty of any kind.

The car is for sale locally and on other sites. I will end this auction early if we have a firm buyer. As mentioned below, I’ve had several non-paying buyers on eBay in the past, therefor;

A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSITof $500 must be paid via PayPal within 48hours unless other arrangements have been made between buyer and seller. If there is no contact within 48 hours of the auction ending the auction will be canceled. I’m amazed how many non-paying bidders there are on eBay. Apparently, it’s a game for some people.


I will assist (not financially) with shipping to the United States ONLYfrom San Antonio Texas.

I will not consider international sales/shipping at this time, if I don’t find a buyer in a month I may reconsider.

I am a 46 year PCA member and member of the 356 Registry