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The Porsche 356 B, presented in 1959 during the Frankfurt motorshow, benefits from a facelift compared to the 356 A, and becomes increasingly refined. To meet the requirements of its largest foreign market, the USA, Porsche engineers modified the profile of the car by raising the front wings, the headlights and the bumpers, now equipped with large vertical extensions.
The 356 B was proposed in Coupé, Roadster and Convertible, all with a careful equipment and finish. The flat-4 initially developed 60 hp but Porsche introduced in 1960 a powerful version of the 1600 called « Super 90 », with reference to its power of 90 hp. The engine Type 617/7 Super 90 owes its vitality to an overhead camshaft and a pair of inverted Solex PII carburetors of 40 mm. With this more powerful engine and a weight under 900 kg, the Super 90 allowed the 356 to reach a top speed of 180 km/h, already remarkable for the time.
The Kardex from the factory specifies that our car left the factory on July 15th 1960, and was delivered in Zurich, in Switzerland. Particularly well equipped, this 356 has in options black leather reclining seats, tonneau cover, Nardi steering wheel, luggage carrier, luggage straps, circuit breaker and a rare rear stabilizing bar. Our chassis 88074 is all matching numbers. It still has its Signalrot 15538 color and its engine Type 616/7 number 800 770. Our Roadster Super 90 benefitted from a full French restoration from its naked body, and only drove 2500 km then. Its tools and jack are still present. With French papers, a file of its full restoration will be delivered with its appraisal value and its Porsche certificate.