1960 Porsche 356 T5 Cabriolet Right-Hand Drive

Sold New in Right hand drive the car was delivered from Stuttgart to its first owner, Noren Helge of Skelleftea within the Polar Circle and registered there on the 4th April 1960 . Helge kept the car for four years before it was sold to a Mr Simon Bostrum of Skelleftea in August 1964. The car changed hands to its third owner in April 1966, and then its four owner in 1968. Quite clearly it was a well known and respected car within the Skelleftea Provence of Sweden. On the 20th May 1970, the car travelled down south to Stockholm when it was sold to a Mr Ake. Per Horlen bought the car in 1976 and undertook a through restoration including Sandblasted the body. Photographs are on file as he purchased and after its restoration which was completed in 1977. Mechanically the engine was rebuilt at this time. Horlen, a significant and world respected Bugatti Collector kept the car until 1999.This 356 was a car he was fond of owning, and indeed recalls it well from a recent telephone call. In 1999 the car changed hands to Michael Olsson, who brokered a deal to Mr Bromwich of Shropshire. Bromwich undertook the cars second restoration in 2000, bills for the restoration are within the file. On completion It was displayed and entered into the Maguire’s Concours at the NEC classic car show which it won first place, and featured extensively in the Sky documentary ‘The Classic Car club’. A copy of the DVD is within the file. The car changed hands in 2006 to Mr Gallannaugh of Wimbledon. In 2013 the Super 90 engine was the subject of a rebuild by Specialists Charles Ivey, the car has covered under 3000 miles since. Further to this world regarded 356 expert Roger Bray undertook a further 22,000 GBP of mechanical work in march 2017. Offered with an extensive history file from new, and with a host of MoT’d dating back to its arrival in the UK in 2000 this rare original right-hand drive example of the T5 Cabriolet has enjoyed enthusiastic ownership all its life and will surpass expectations. £149,000   Click here to enquire about this car