The ultimate version of the 356 Roadster was the T6 built in very low numbers in 1962. These used numerous T5 and T6 traits and were made by D’Ieteren Freres S.A. in Belgium as a replacement to the Convertible D.
With the introduction of the T6 bodies on the 356B platform, Porsche switched production of the Roadster from Drauz to D’Ieteren Freres. These were identified by twin intake grilles on the engine cover and the model is sometimes named after them. The car benefited from a host of T6 upgrades such as variable speed wipers, adjustable seats, an anti-theft lockable shifter
T6 production began at Porsche in September 1961 and the T6 Roadster was produced before the end of the year. Compared to the preceding convertible D, these models could be ordered with the Super 90 engine. The other engines were only slightly upgraded for the T6, but the Super 90 received a A12 Haussermann clutch
D’Ieteren Freres was responsible for creating the Roadster bodies, painting them, then installing the various components to complete the car.1
Only 249 Roadsters were produced by D’Ieteren Freres then the model was phased out in favor of the cabriolet. Specification is for the Super 90 engine.
1960 Porsche 356B Roadster 87349 – sold for $143,000. The car on offer is a T5 Roadster in Ruby Red, with a beige interior. It’s an impressive restoration of a very solid matching-numbers car and has belonged to the seller for more than 25 years. The paint and bodywork are exceptional, the fit is outstanding, and the panels are straight and rust-free. The chrome is excellent, the brightwork is all new, and the lights and all badges are immaculate. The interior is refinished in beige leather, from previously being black, and it has the correct tan, square-weave carpet. The original radio is in place, the steering wheel has been restored, and the top is very well fitted. The engine compartment features correct equipment and decals, and the original motor and transmission have been rebuilt, with the owner declaring that the car works perfectly and is ready to be driven anywhere. Auction Source: 2013 Arizona Auction by RM
1960 Porsche 356 B Roadster 87383 – sold for $148,500. DDelivered New Through Competition Motors of Hollywood, California. Restored by Marque Specialists GK Restorations. Tastefully Upgraded to Super 90 Specifications. Ideal for Rallies and Driving Events. Offered with Books, Tools, Boot and Tonneau Cover.