Porsche 356 Notch Outlaw No Rust Original Pans 1720cc Documented History to 1970

  • Location: Barre, Vermont, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 356
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Hardtop/Notchback
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 136000
  • VIN: 200279
  • Color: Ivory
  • Engine size: 1720cc
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1961 Porsche 356 Hardtop/Notchback Description

I purchased the car in 1970 from Don Burns in Costa Mes, California. Originally it was royal blue. I did not like the color and eventually painted the car silver. I moved to Tucson, Arizona and the intense heat turned the paint into what looked like grey primer after a couple of years.
I got married in 1973, and had to sell the car to get something more appropriate for family life. I loved the car and missed it for 40 years.One day it appeared here on Ebay, so I sold my other Porsche to buy this car back again.
The guys I sold the car to were only interested in racing the car and were part of Bill Cheesbourg's racing group. So the car was completely stripped for racing. It raced for a year, and was then sold and restored in 1974. It was then painted Ivory, and received a completely new interior.
I did buy the car back again in 2013, and with it also got back all my receipts from 1970-73, and a log book from 1974-2013The car had been fully restored in 1974, and the Sikens paint still shines from this beautiful Ivory color (suited for Arizona desert heat).
However the car was missing the original engine when I bought it back again. This gave me the opportunity to build something special :
  • 1720 Mild outlaw motor built from a 1965 C case
  • Forged, Light Weight counterbalanced crank (Not Scat),
  • JE pistons,
  • Comp. Engineering cylinders,
  • C.E. Torque Master Cam
  • Balanced and blueprinted to .10 g.
  • 12 Volt System
  • Bosch 022 Distributor.
  • MSD6 AL Electronic Ignition conversion w points trigger
  • 32NDIX Zenith carbs custom jetsMild head work/port matching.
  • Electric Fuel Pump
  • 115-120 hp.
  • Stock rods, magnafluxed, balanced only quality Porsche parts were used in the rebuild. Revs to about 6300.

The 1961-62 Porsche Hardtop (Notchback) is among the rarest of the Porsche 356 factory production line.
Only 1048 T-5 coupes were built in 1961, and fewer than 600 were super 1600's. These 1961 cars were factory converted cabriolets and represent an historical milestone as being the first Karmann built Porsches. These first cars started out as cabriolets at the Reutter factory, and had tops welded onto them at the Karmann factory.
The 1962 models are different and are T-6 coupes that were built as coupes from scratch rather than being cabriolet conversions. The 1962 coupe's front windshield is 1" taller than the T-5. Only 699 of the 1962 cars were completed.
Of the entire run of Porsche 356's built about 2% were notchbacks. It is estimated that fewer than 100 of these cars survive today. The reason not many 1961 notchback's exist is that many were converted back to convertibles, and their body parts used to restore cabriolet cars.
I need to sell the car to finance litigation costs against a fiduciary family member that committed "Elderly Financial Abuse" took advantage of our family and removed hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets for personal gain. Otherwise I would never sell this car, as I also considered this part of my own family.Unless I can come up with $100,000.00+ retainer my two sisters will be cheated out of what is rightfully theirs, and an Elderly Abuse Crime will go unpunished.My sisters, and our mother's wishes mean so very much more to me than my car. So the decision may be harsh, but it was not difficult. I have no other choice !
The original and still valid Arizona Title from 1974All the receipts I have which start in 1970The cars log book from 1974 to TodayPhotographs of the 1974 restorationPhotographs of me and one of my sisters with the car from 1970The story/obituary of the man who owned and restored the car from 1974-2013Copies of my story, and how I got the car back again after a 40 year absenceI will give you the trophies and medals the car has won since I bought it back. It has done very well !A racing poster from Phoenix Raceway, where Bill Cheesbourg's group raced Porsche's.
Like any car that is still being driven after 58 years and a restoration that was done 44 years ago, the car is not perfect. But it is beautiful and breathtaking and should be a good investment as these cars become rediscovered.Not many 356 cars have spent their lives in the dry climates and offer original rust free floor pans, and a history with a story like this car has.
More research needs to be done on the celebrity ownership prior to me in 1970.When I bought the car I was told that the previous owner was the manager of the "Monkees". In 1970 this really meant nothing to me as I was not really a fan of this band. Only later on did I find out that this had to be Don Kirshner, who was a major music producer. I cannot prove this, but this was what I was told back when I bought the car.So if you are a fan of Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, or Davy Jones this may mean something to you ?Not many cars have a history like this car does !
Please contact me with any questions about this before bidding, and I will do my best to respond to you directly.Thank you for your consideration.