* * INTERMECCANICA - 1959 Porsche 356D Convertible (higher output engine) * *

1959 Porsche 356

Make: Porsche
Model: 356
Year: 1959
Mileage: 36,000
VIN: NCS85039IM12280
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, United States
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Description for Porsche 356 1959


* * INTERMECCANICA - 1959 Porsche 356D Convertible (higher output engine) * *

(THIS IS NOT A SPEEDSTER - IT IS ACUSTOMBUILT FACTORY COPYOF A 1959 356-D ROADSTER)

HISTORY/BACKGROUND:

I've owned three Intermeccanicas prior to this one and as I have been telling people for years, Intermeccanicas are among the best built and most fun cars you can buy! They are extremely well engineered, extremely well built, look great, and are a blast to drive - all at a price that is MUCH lower than what an original 356-D would cost you.............

This one is a lot more fun to drive than my three previous - why? Well, read below re the upgraded engine.

Well, if that is the case, thenwhy tam I selling it? Well, I just turned 72, am thinning out the herd, and just bought two cars - I FINALLY bought a Porsche 912 (been looking for one for years), and also bought a '66 Mustang Fastback that needs some work - so my focus is going to those two cars, and it would be nice to not just make a bit more space in the garage, but also to free up a bit of cash!! So,I am now offeringthis wonderful Intermeccanica!

This car was built in 1996 and was delivered to the buyer in North Carolina, where it was initially registered as a "Specially Constructed" vehicle (per North Carolina DMV requirements). The car was then sold to another buyer in North Carolina, who sold it to me - so I am the third owner. Unlike North Carolina, Pennsylvania does not recognize "Specially Constructed" so it is registered here as a replica vehicle. (A copy previous owner's North Carolina title will be provided to purchaser).


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE CAR:

EXTERIOR: THE PAINT ON THIS CAR IS SUPERB - I JUST GOT DONE LOOKING OVER THE WHOLE CAR, ESPECIALLY THE NOSE, AND I CANT FIND ANY CHIPS ANYWHERE! THERE HAS TO BE SOME, AND I EXPECT WHEN THE TRANSPORTER COMES HE WILL FIND A COUPLE, BUT I REALLY CAN'T FIND ANY!

THE CHROME TRIM (HEAD LIGHT RINGS, FRONT VENTS, PARKING LIGHT AND TAIL LIGHT RINGS, SIDE MIRRORS, WHEELS, HUBCAPS, DOOR HANDLES, ETC.), ARE ALL IN REALLY GOOD CONDITION. THE ALUMINUM TRIM - BUMPER OVERRIDERS, WINDSHIELD FRAME, ETC., COULD USE SOME POLISHING. (THIS CAR HAS BEEN STORED ALL WINTER. I USUALLY PULL IT OUT AND SEND IT OUT FOR DETAILING, BUT,,,,,,,,, SINCE I'M SELLING IT I HAVEN'T HAD IT DETAILED THIS SUMMER). I HAVE DRIVEN IT FREQUENTLY THOUGH.

THE CAR IS "CLEAN" - CLEAN OUTSIDE, CLEAN INTERIOR, CLEAN UNDERNEATH, CLEAN ENGINE COMPARTMENT, ETC. A NICE CAR!


INTERIOR: THE SEAT BELTS, CARPET, DOOR HANDLES, DOOR POCKETS, SWITCHES, WINDOW WINDERS, VENTS, STEERING WHEEL, GUAGES, DASH, ETC. ARE ALL IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. THE LEATHER SEATS ARE GENERALLY IN GOOD CONDITION SAVE FOR THE SEAT BOTTOM OF THE DRIVER'S SEAT (I HAVE PROVIDED A PICTURE SHOWING THE LEATHER CRACKS AND A TEAR IN THE SEAT BOTTOM).


DRIVEABILITY: IN MY HUMBLE OPINION - SUPERB! AS I SAID UP TOP, I HAVE OWNED 3 OTHERS OF THESE - ALL WITH THE NORMAL SIZE ENGINE. THIS ONE, WITH THE UPGRADED 2100CC HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINE IS, AS THEY SAY, "A WHILE DIFFERENT ANIMAL". IT DRAMATICALLY CHANGES THE DRIVEABILITY OF THE CAR - PULLS LIKE CRAZY - REALLY RUNS OUT WELL............ YOU SHOULD BE VERY PLEASED.


The "details" as provided by Roger at Intermeccanica in Canada,who provided me with the build sheet information, as follows:

COLOR: GUNMETAL METALLIC GRAY, POR 5710, GLASURIT BASE CLEAR

UPHOLSTERY: LEATHER BURGUNDY, LEATHER COLOR CODE: AI9274
CARPET: SQUARE WEAVE GRAY
CARPET BINDING: Black
TOP/BOOT COVER:HARTZ TOP, ROADSTER GERMAN DARK GRAY - excellent condition
FASTENERS: TENAX

SEATS: BURGANDY LEATHER, WITH ADJUSTABLE HEADRESTS


MECHANICAL:


ENGINE: CB PERFORMANCE VW TYPE 1/INTERMECCANICA HIGH PERFORMANCE 4 CYLINDER, 2100cc

CHASSIS: NOT A VW PAN - IT IS A CUSTOM BUILT STEEL TUBE CHASSIS BY INTERMECCANICA, WITH THEIR CUSTOM SUSPENSION

EXHAUST: INTERMECCANICA CUSTOM EXHAUST

TRANSAXLE: INTERMECCANICA VW TYPE 1 4-SPEED 3.875:1 final drive ratio (0.82 4th gear)

SUSPENSION: INTERMECCANICA

BRAKES: FRONT WHEEL DISCS, REAR DRUMS WITH LARGER SIZE REAR DRUMS

WHEELS: CHROME, EARLY PORSCHE STYLE (5.5 ON FRONT AND 7" ON REAR)

15 GALLON FUEL TANK

TIRES: 195/60 HR RADIAL PERFORMANCE TIRES


SPECIAL FEATUES AND HISTORY:


AIR CONDITIONING, DASH INTEGRATED, CFC FREE (WORKING)

AUXILLARY OIL COOLER

NARDI WOOD STEERING WHEEL

ORIGINAL 356-D STYLE DASH AND DOOR PANEL TRIM

PASSENGER SIDE MIRROR

DASH GRAB HANDLE

356A STYLE LOWER BUMPER GUARDS

SEMI-AUTOMATIC POWER ANTENNAE WITH ANTENNA SWITCH

CIGAR LIGHTER

AM/FM STEREO WITH CASETTE



SHIPPING: I HAVE BOUGHT AND SOLD QUITE A FEW COLLECTOR CARS, AND WILL GLADLY ASSIST WITH SHIPPING IF SO DESIRED. ALL SHIPPING CONTRACTS, EXPENSES, ETC., ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER.



QUESTIONS: I'M BOUND TO HAVE FORGOTTEN SOMETHING - SO, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK. THE CAR IS, OF COURSE, AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION SHOULD YOU BE IN THIS AREA (NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA).



WARRANTY: NONE - THIS VEHICLE IS SOLD "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. WHAT YOU HAVE TO GO ON IS MY 100% POSITIVE FEEDBACK SINCE EBAY WAS STARTED; MY BELIEF THAT LIFE IS WAY TOO SHORT TO MESS WITH PEOPLE - I DON'T LIKE IT DONE TO ME, AND I DON'T DO IT TO OTHERS - ALONG WITH THE EXCEPTIONAL BUILD QUALITY OF ALL INTERMECCANICA VEHICLES. OOPS - I CAN ALSO SAY THAT THIS CAR HAS NEVER BEEN HIT, AND HAS NO KNOWN SERIOUS MECHANICAL PROBLEMS OF ANY SORT! HOW ABOUT THAT!


TITLE CLARIFICATION: Pennsylvania titles all replicas as a reconstructed vehicle - the way I said it above makes it sound like the title will actually read "replica", which Pennsylvania does not have!



(RE INTERMECCANICA VIN NUMBER: A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ABOUT THE INTERMECCANICA VIN/SERIAL NUMBER OF THE CAR. PLEASE SEE THE LAST PICTURE - THE NUMBER IS: IM 12280)