Thursday, March 29, 2018

Porsche 'barn find' expected to sell for $700,000

A rusty old Porsche which doesn't work has been described as one of the most exciting discoveries in recent years — and it is set to sell for $700,000. The Porsche 356A 1500 GS Carrera Coupe helped bridge the gap between the company's sports vehicles and racing cars when it debuted in 1955.
This 1957 model hasn't been driven for 45 years, after its brakes failed a safety inspection in the early 1970s. The car has its original leatherette upholstery and 52,837 miles on its odometer.
According to factory records, the 1500 GS Coupe was completed on July 4, 1957, and finished in silver metallic with black leatherette upholstery. It had numerous owners until 1973, when it was parked and left for decades.