Genuine Super 90 Beautifully Restored by Ted Blake in Its Original Color of Heron Grey. Matching Numbers, Original Purchase Invoice, Stamped Maintenance Book, Tools, and Jack.
Introduced in 1959, as the replacement to the 356A, the 356B brought further refinement and additional performance to Porsche's increasingly popular and now iconic sports car. In 1962, the T6 body was brought into production with important improvements. The new T6 featured a larger trunk opening, external fuel filler with easy access fuel door, a redesigned instrument cluster, and a twin grille engine lid, allowing for better cooling. As with previous models, the 356B incorporated thoughtful and functional design elements, high quality, reliability, and mechanical robustness. As Porsche had done in the past, many versions were offered allowing customers to order up to the top of the line Super 90series engine, capable of 90 horsepower at 5,500 rpm, making it 50% more powerful than the standard car. All this power came from 9:1 compression, higher lift camshaft, improved internal engine oiling, and larger twin Solex carburetors. Period Super 90 performance proved to be quite good given the car weighed less than 2000 pounds, returning quick acceleration numbers. The heavy duty Hausermann clutch package, offered with the Super 90 package when ordered new, allowed for more competition oriented driving. Contemporary collectors continue to be captivated by the timeless 356 design and delightful driving manners offered in these capable and stylish sports cars, particularly those optioned from the factory with the highly desirable Super 90 engine package.
Sold new by Johnson-Pacific Porsche of Oakland, California in September of 1963, this exceptional Super 90 is a matching-numbers example restored in its original color of 6207 Heron Grey by highly-regarded 356 expert Ted Blake. Retained by its original owners until he purchased it as an unusually complete and solid example to restore. Complete with original purchase invoice (showing a purchase price of $5,135.40), stamped service booklet, Driver's Manual, tool roll, and jack, this is a truly outstanding T6 Super 90 356B.
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