The Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction | Lot 197
1960 Porsche 356 B Super 90 Coupe by Reutter
$190,400 USD | Sold
| Atlanta, Georgia
27 October 2018
- Recently completed, fully documented, high-quality restoration
- Matching-numbers 1600 Super 90 engine
- Past participant in the modern La Carrera Panamericana
- Eligible for many vintage racing events
- Race prepared and street legal
- Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
The Porsche Type 356, introduced in 1948, is widely considered to be one of the world’s great sports cars. Over a 15-year production run, the handsome and durable 356 evolved from a streamlined little aluminum-bodied coupe powered by a VW-derived, 46-hp, 1,100-cc air-cooled flat-four. A “Super” model with raised compression added an extra 15 bhp over the standard version, while the even hotter Super 90 added 30 bhp – a full 50 percent more power than the base car.
The 356 B, produced from 1960 through 1963, represents the mid-point in this design’s progression. In what is known as “T5” form, the B introduced new front and rear sheet-metal, while retaining the curved front trunk lid and rounded fenders of the A series. The headlamps were raised, a larger hood handle added, and front vent windows appeared in the doors. Mechanically, the gearbox and drum brakes were upgraded. A new steering wheel and column refreshed the interior, along with redesigned rear seats.
This attractive 1960 356 B Super 90 coupe was prepared, raced, and enjoyed for many years by avid vintage racer and motorsports enthusiast German Botero. This race-prepared Porsche also has the distinction of having participated in the modern La Carrera Panamericana long-distance rally. Botero passed ownership to collector Juan Hinestrosa in 2013, who commissioned Porsche specialists P4 Motorsports and Champion Motorsport in Florida to perform a full restoration. The restoration process included stripping the car down to bare metal with all body work leaded. Every nut and bolt was carefully restored with no expense spared, taking the team two years to complete. The original 1600 Super 90 engine has been completely rebuilt to original specification, neither over-bored nor re-sized. The car’s current owner has driven it only 500 miles since the restoration, reporting that it has been properly sorted and ready to enjoy on the track as well as the street.
Finished in its striking original color scheme of Ivory with red leather interior, this Super 90 is prepared for vintage racing with equipment such as roll bar, red racing stripe, leather hood and trunk straps, nerf bars, wood steering wheel, racing harness, and more. Ideally suited for club events, rallies, vintage racing, or spirited driving on winding roads, this 356 B Super 90 exudes character with period racing panache.