Porsche 356 head­ing back to­wards af­ford­abil­ity

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Though the less nu­mer­ous ear­lier 356A mod­els are hold­ing their end up, val­ues of Porsche’s 356B and C coupés have slipped back to roughly where they were three years ago. That in­ter­est­ing nugget of in­for­ma­tion may of­fer some com­fort to those en­thu­si­asts who thought they’d missed the boat and would never get their hands on one. And it’s easy enough to leave the 356As to the ac­quis­i­tive ‘own it but don’t use it’ crowd. In re­al­ity they’re prob­a­bly not re­ally worth the 17.5% premium they cur­rently com­mand.

From the driver’s seat the later cars are ac­tu­ally bet­ter, and it’s hardly as if they lost much of their de­sign pu­rity as they grew older – un­like XKS or E-types, it could be ar­gued.

Are they go­ing to fall any fur­ther? It’s pos­si­ble, of course, but given these cars’ sta­tus and the rel­a­tively low num­bers avail­able com­pared to later Porsches it’s un­likely to be by any kind of shirt-los­ing amount. In fact if there’s a fur­ther gen­eral mid-mar­ket down­swing they may even out­per­form it.

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