1960 Porsche 356B Cabriolet: getting it to run   Leave a comment

Unloading the 356 from the flatbed directly into the shop









Clean engine compartment. Some finish detail not original but this will be a driver — not a show car.






Carburetors after a basic clean and rebuild. In the future we may opt to send them out and have the finish corrected to factory. We also have one partially melted booster that may require carb body replacement.




Here is a 1960 Porsche 356B 1600 that has had a recent “restoration”. We had the car towed in from its storage place, “the owner’s garage in Boca” where it sat for over two years. I replaced the battery, checked the oil level, drained and added some fresh fuel, added a small amount of fuel and it started up. The carburetors need to be overhauled / rebuilt. We ordered new points and spark plugs. The fuel petcock drips slightly, so we ordered a new one from Stoddard. The owner wants the seats rebuilt; they are springy and real soft. Will post more on the progress later. -> JASON ATHANAS 






interior is real clean, fresh restoration



Dash is in excellent shape. We are going to recondition the steering wheel with Dupont Imron paint.






Posted December 27, 2008 by jayauto in Porsche

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