1963 356B Super 90 Cabriolet

A super sale for a very nice Super 90

Unveiled in September of 1959, Porsche’s 356B was quite the update over the previous generation car as the new T5 bodystyle incorporated higher headlights to meet American regulations as well as raised front and rear bumpers. Also new to the 356B was the addition of the Super 90 engine with its revised intake manifold, larger Solex 40 PII-4 carburetor, Carrera air filters, 9.0:1 pistons, stronger valve springs, a different crankshaft with 55mm main bearings. This new engine was a racy power unit that sat atop the other 1600 choices of the time.

This 1963 356B Super 90 Cabriolet is finished with its original shade of Ruby Red over Black leather with a Black soft top and boot cover. The car underwent a refurbishment by its previous owner in 2012 and currently shows 63,000 miles (TMU) on the odometer. It features Koni Shocks, a Camber Compensator, a Blaupunkt push-button radio, a tool roll, and copies of its Kardex and PPS Certificate.

The car appears to be in very nice condition as evidenced by the many photographs in the gallery. The seller notes some imperfections in the paint, but it doesn’t seem to be anything more than you would expect for a twelve-year-old restoration that’s seen some miles. The interior looks immaculate, with the seats, carpets, and dash all in excellent condition. There’s not much information about the engine and a lack of service history, one can only assume that it was also rebuilt during the 2012 refurbishment. Overall, a very nice, clean, numbers-matching example.

The 356B T6 Cabriolet market has been fairly steady over the past year with average prices around the $130k mark. The top sale over the last twelve months of $154,000 was achieved by a 1600 S that sold in September of last year. Other Super 90s have sold at, or just above average with the two most recent sales at $129,400 and $134,400. Our Spotlight car sold at a final bid of $166,000, marking a new twelve-month high. Just imagine where this would have landed had the paint been perfect and more information about the engine was provided. Well sold.


There are many Porsche Centers here in the US, and then there are PORSCHE Centers. Those who have a deep-rooted passion for the history of the marque that shows through everything they do, especially their choice of inventory. And Porsche Salt Lake City is one such PORSCHE Center. Serving the Salt Lake Valley since 1958 as one of the first Porsche dealers in the United States, a quick browse of their inventory lets one know just how dedicated to the brand this group of Porsche enthusiasts is.

Take for example this 1993 964 Carrera RS 3.8. Produced as the base to homologate Porsche’s legendary 3.8 RSR race car, the Carrera RS 3.8 was the ultimate evolution of the standard RS as it shed around 600 lbs of weight while increasing horsepower to 300 for a most visceral driving experience. And with only 55 units produced, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another for sale on the showroom floor of another Porsche Center.

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