Restored T5 Cabriolet Slate Grey/ Red Leather Beautiful Solid Garaged Cal 356b on 2040-cars
Pleasanton, California, United States
Exterior Color: Slate Grey
Interior Color: Red Leather
Number of Cylinders: 4
Drive Type: RWD
Options: Beautiful factory color combination, Garaged California car, Early blue California license plates, Fresh rebuilt engine, Bare-metal full restoration, All new rubbers and seals, New leather, Leather Seats, Convertible
Sub Model: 356B T5
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
1960 Porsche 356B T5 Cabriolet, Slate Grey with Red Leather interior, fully restored. Solid garaged California car, beautiful factory color combination. Recent bare-metal restoration: dismantled (windows removed); hand-dollied, hand blocked, base-clear paint, wet-sanded and polished, reassembled with all new rubbers and seals. New leather interior, fresh rebuilt engine, new clutch, new brakes, new exhaust, new tires, new shocks, all gauges refurbished by Palo Alto Speedometer -- far too many details to list. Rare and desirable early B Cabriolet redone to our high standards. Prior to restoration this car was stored over 25 years inside a dry garage in the East San Francisco Bay Area. After a year of work at our full-restoration facility in Pleasanton, California, it is finally finished -- ready to be enjoyed. We are a licensed California dealer: California retail buyers will be responsible for tax and license fees. Overseas buyers are welcome: We work closely with a local overseas shipper in San Leandro, California, who offers competitive rates. Please complete any inspections prior to bidding. Thanks for looking! Please email any questions, and see a slideshow of 166 detailed (and downloadable) pictures by clicking on the slideshow below:
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There's one fewer Porsche 918 Spyder zipping along the roads of Toronto, Canada, today. A fire at a gas station over the weekend claimed one of the hybrid supercars in a massive blaze, and a portion of the inferno was caught on video.
According to our partners to the North at Autoblog Canada, the cause of the fire hasn't been officially confirmed yet, but witnesses reportedly claimed gasoline somehow came into contact with the hot exhaust outlets that exit out of the top of the supercar's engine bay. This was just one of two 918s believed to be in the Toronto area.
Other than a possible broken heart from the owner, the fire reportedly caused no injuries, and only the Porsche and gas pump appeared to sustain serious damage. Warning, the video of the conflagration does contain some explicit language.
Some stories are so sad and depressing, they make you want to go back to bed and pull the covers over your head. This is one such story. 14-year-old Raphael Wittman was suffering from an unspecified form of terminal cancer when he was invited by the children's cancer charity Kinder Krebs Hilfe to a charity drive organized by Porsche Forum Austria. During the drive, the Porsche Boxster Wittman was riding in was involved in a head-on collision. Both of his legs were broken and he bit off his tongue in the wreck. He died seven weeks later, in a Vienna hospital. Now, his father is suing the charity, claiming that the accident robbed his son of the will to live.
"The accident set off a chain of events starting with the doctors putting him on new medication for the cancer he had. He was always a fighter, but suddenly he was saying that he was not going to fight any more," Franz Wittman told Austria's Kurier, according to The Guardian. "We would have had a wonderful last time together [on vacation] but it never happened because of the accident."
Father and son were originally planning to go to Tenerife to spend time together, although those plans were cancelled following the accident.
Fans of hardcore 911s had it pretty good with the last 997 generation. There was the GT3, GT3 RS, GT3 RS 4.0, GT2 and GT2 RS (pictured above). Each one was faster, more powerful and more expensive than the one below it, but what they all shared was what Porsche purists love most: rear engine, rear drive, a manual transmission and little else.
So far with the new 991, Porsche has only released a GT3 version. Sure, there have been other models, but they're all decidedly more luxurious and less performance-focused. And as impressive a machine as the new GT3 is, it has run the risk of alienating some of its most ardent fanatics with technological interference in the form of a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and four-wheel steering. So what those purists have really been looking forward to is a more hardcore GT3 RS or new GT2. But those may not be coming so quickly.
Speaking with 911 project chief August Achleitner, Car and Driver reports that a new GT2 is anything but a foregone conclusion. The reasons may be partially political, but could be technical in nature as well: with 560 horsepower driving all four wheels, the new 911 Turbo S runs the 0-60 in less than three seconds. Give it more power but less traction, as Porsche has done with past GT2s, and you may not end up seeing an actual improvement in performance. A GT2 that's slower than the Turbo S would be difficult to explain.