122418 was completed on the 13th of November 1962 as a European specification Super 90 T6 coupe in Ivory over Red, handled by Autogerma in Bologna with deliver to Rome, Italy. Eventually the 356 made its way to sunny California, where it's said to have resided for the last several years. Despite its California Cool outlaw appearance, this S90 remains exceptionally original and thoughtfully preserved, while both Porsche Kardex and Certificate of Authenticity confirm 122418 is equipped with its factory fitted numbers matching engine (806395) and transmission (59959). Additionally, all etched glass, corresponding stamped body panels (418), and trim appear remarkably original.
The exterior's maroon paintwork was applied many years ago, having been polished to a smooth gloss finish, reveals the car's factory applied ivory paint – matching the dashboard. Inside, the cabin features original; European gauges, period Sears radio, luggage straps and newly restored leather seats. The driver's manual and sleeve reside in the glovebox. Likewise, its engine bay is very original in appearance with correct decals and finishes with uprated Weber carburetors breathing through correct type mesh filters. The front luggage compartment is equipped with luggage liner, jack, spare tire assembly and leather strap, while the undercarriage is extraordinarily tidy and solid with correct S90 suspension components. Overall an excellent 356 with charming patina!
Drivability and power are incredibly strong and dialed in thanks to a Fall 2017 intermediate service and multi-point inspection. Additionally, 5 new Michelin XZX tires were mounted on the unrestored steel wheels, complimented by original S90 “nipple” hubcaps and correct valve stems, caps and clips. Subsequently the 356 was a participant the Raduno Classico Rally 2018 this December and the little 356 that could did not skip a beat! This charming Coupe offers many possibilities to its next caretaker and is guaranteed to receive a tremendous amount of attention wherever displayed. Now available for worldwide purchase and delivery from our Houston, Texas showroom.