1963 Porsche 356 B Carrera 2 GS Cabriolet

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Daniel Schmitt Co.
3455 N Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO

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St Louis , MO



Year 1963
Mileage 64941
Engine 4
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Porsche
Model 356B

356B 1963

Title Status Clear
Exterior Color Signal Red
Interior Color Black


Spectacular, Concours level restoration just completed

Recently released from 30 years of collector ownership in Europe

Incredibly rare 1963 356 B Carrera 2 GS Cabriolet

Original numbers matching type 587/1 engine and numbers matching gearbox

One of only 22 completed in 1963; of those only two were finished in Signal Red over black leather

All original body panels and floor pans

Sold new in Germany

Known history from new!

Only 64,971 miles!

The most expensive Porsche road model for 1963!


Leather Interior

Carrera Wood Rimmed Steering Wheel

Ventilated Chrome Steel Wheels

Hubcaps with Porsche Crests

Blaupunkt AM/RM Radio

Coco Mats

Outstanding documentation includes original owners manual, original registration booklet, disc brakes brochure, factory Kardex copy, Porsche Production Specifications certificate, restoration invoices, copies of the magazine articles featuring the car, tool kit and shadow box with numerous decklid grille badges

Performs as new

Arguably the best example in the world!

The Carrera 2 to add to any premier car collection

The exquisite 1963 Porsche 356 B Carrera 2 GS Cabriolet featured here is finished in stunning Signal Red over a gorgeous black leather interior and matching black folding convertible top. A copy of the factory Kardex and the accompanying Porsche Production Specifications certificate document a build date of April 1963. Shortly after, this Carrera 2 was purchased new by the German company Hallreiter & Vieten. In 1965 it was acquired by H.A. Jansen, who kept the car meticulously serviced by Porsche. In August 1972 this Porsche 356 B was purchased by Werner Kuhn of Mnchengladbach, Germany, and the car remained in his possession until 1978. It was then procured by Walter Gratemar of Holland. Mr. Gratemer oversaw some of the restoration work and passed along ownership to a respected Danish Porsche Carrera collector in 1989. During this collector's nearly 30 year period of ownership, it was featured in several publications including Flat-6 Magazine in 1995 and Sport & Classic Magazine in 1996.

Renowned Carrera 4-cam specialist Armin Baumann was tasked with rebuilding the original numbers matching engine. In 2017, a thorough technical inspection was completed by Karl Hloch, a German Carrera specialist. At this time, a mechanical restoration was performed by the marque specialists at Hapke Original Restoration in Leverkusen, Germany, to ensure that all of the major components perform as new. After this Carrera 2 was acquired by Daniel Schmitt & Co. this restoration was completed to concours standards.

An outstanding variety of documentation accompanies this 356 B which includes the original owners manual, registration book and disc brake brochure. The factory Kardex copy, Porsche Production Specifications certificate, toolkit, invoices pertaining to the vehicles restoration, copies of two magazine articles that feature the car as well as a shadow box full of decklid grille badges from numerous 356 registries and clubs from across the globe are also included.

Carrera powered 356 Cabriolets are seldom offered for sale and this example would make an excellent addition to any premier collection. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or [email protected] for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.


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