Porsche 356 B (T5) Roadster by Drauz 1960

Porsche 356 B (T5) Roadster by Drauz 1960


119,713 miles.

This 356 B (T5) Roadster is a rare classic Porsche.

Not to be confused with a regular cabriolet, the Roasters, built by Drauz coachworks between 1959 and 1961 (for model years 1960 to 1962), are a direct descendant of a Speedster.

With the sleeker silhouette, a lower, more attractive windscreen with the chrome surround (like a Speedster, built to be removable for sporting use), one-piece wind up windows, the lovely Speedster style dash board, no rear seats and a lighter single layer hood. Research suggests just 2,653 of the Roadster variants were built. With their sporting slant, and at one-time small value, very few cars remain.

This one, like most Roadsters, was delivered new in 1960 in the USA. We condition grade our classics and this one is a 3. It is an older restoration that presents nicely and can be used immediately. It is not without its flaws, but that reflects in the price and means you could enjoy it as is, or improve it along the way.

Currently finished in period correct Ivory with a black hood and black interior. The bonnet catch and engine lid have chassis-matching stamps, plus it has the correct Roadster doors and original detail fixtures and fittings. Originally leaving the factory in Heron grey. The original engine (Type 616/1 1600cc) has, at some point, been replaced with a similar Type 616/1 1,600cc.

Brought from America to the Channel Islands by a German car collector in early 1990’s. It was purchased by our client who recently commissioned 356 expert Steve Winter to carry out various improvements totalling over £21,000. This included an engine service, new clutch, rebuilt braking system and wheel bearings, new battery and electrical works, 5 new tyres and much more. We have made some further maintenance works prior to offering for sale.

This 356 is being offered via our consignment/brokerage service. If sold here in the UK, it may attract 5% VAT on top of the asking price. If leaving the UK (for export) there is no UK VAT to pay. We can help with paperwork or registration, whether for a UK buyer or for export.

An attractively priced, desirable model which can be enjoyed right away. Bring your offers before the market gets busy in Spring.

If required, we have the expertise and equipment to carry out any improvements you may wish to make. From minor works through to complete restorations.


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For all your Porsche needs, call +44 (0)1752 840307 or email the team at sales@williamscrawford.co.uk

Date of first registration 7th July 1960
Model year 1960
Make Porsche
Model 356 B (T5) Roadster by Drauz
Body Style LHD convertible
Engine details Now fitted with 1.6 litre air cooled 4 cylinder (type 616/1) from an earlier 356 A (T1)
Transmission details 4 speed manual
Colour Ivory with a black hood and interior

Porsche 356 B (T5) Roadster by Drauz 1960

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