When you consider affordable air-cooled Porsches, the Porsche 356 is generally considered unobtainable. In reality there are Porsche 356’s available under $100,000 if you don’t want a show car and are just looking for a nice driver quality 356.
In most cases you are going to be looking at a Porsche 356C Coupe though there is an occasional 356B as we found on Auto Trader Classics. The majority of the under $100,000 356’s are not numbers matching. In most cases they are drivers though of good quality.
As a point of reference, the Sports Car Market Price Guide lists the median prices for 356C Coupes as $75,000.
To consider a cab for under $100,000 you have to be ready for a major restoration. Air Brigade identified one unique color Royal Blue cab with the rare factory hardtop that requires a complete restoration. The Sports Car Market Price Guide lists a median price of $148,500 for a 356B Cabriolet. You’ll easily spend $100,000 to restore this model, but you’ll have a very unique 356 with the rare color and rare factory hardtop.
Porsche 356's in PCA Classifieds
1965 Porsche 356C Red over Black $89,950
Seller states the car is as nice as a fresh restoration though it was last restored 20 years ago. It has only been driven 4,000 since it was restored. It has been kept covered and stored indoors which has helped maintain its condition. Features new tires and up-to-date service by NARW (Klaus).
Seller: Mike Simms (818) 300-4299 Westlake Village, California
1965 Porsche 356 Bali Blue over Tan $69,500
A numbers matching driver quality 356 coupe with a fresh rebuilt engine, new shock absorbers and tires. It features a 12-volt electrical system with an electric fuel pump. It is stated to be trouble free. The car is located in Ocean City, New Jersey area.
Joeseph Scafario (609) 442-8400 Ocean City, New Jersey
1964 Porsche 356C Signal Red over Gray $78,550
Features an electric sunroof and stated to be outstanding throughout with the seller statement: “Starts, runs and performs beautifully.” Mileage stated as 66,000.
Sid Griffith (417) 379-3449 Springfield, Missouri
1960 Porsche 356B Ivory over Red $79,800
This 356 has been was with one owner for 48 years before 356 Restore in Nashville acquired the 356 for a freshening. It features a 912 engine and is stated to be a strong driving 356 T5 coupe. The car is well sorted and features fresh pans, paint, interior, tires and headliner.
Frazier Motorcar (866) 479-9071 Nashville, Tennessee
1961 Porsche 356B Super Cabriolet Royal Blue over Black $89,500
This 356B is a very original un-restored cabriolet with factory hardtop ready for restoration in the rare color of Royal Blue. It is California black plate 356 just out of long-term storage and includes its original bill of sale and statement of origin. The engine is non-matching featuring a 1959 Super 1600 engine.
Gullwing Motor Cars (866) 905-3811 Queens, New York
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