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1960 Porsche 356B/1600 T5 Roadster

1960 Porsche 356B/1600 T5 Roadster

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/1600 T5 Roadster

In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at Belgium
production 249
engine Super 90 616/7 Flat-4
power 64.1 kw / 86 bhp @ 5500 rpm
bhp/weight 94.71 bhp per tonne
torque 120.7 nm / 89 ft lbs @ 4300 rpm
redline 6000
curb weight 908 kg / 2000 lbs
top speed ~176.99 kph / 110 mph
0 – 60 mph ~11.5 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~18.0 seconds
fuel capacity 50 litres or 13.20 gal.

Auction Sales History

1960 Porsche 356B/1600 T5 Roadster

1960 Porsche 356 B 1600 S Roadster 87279 – did not sell for $247,500 One of just 560 T5 Roadsters produced in 1960. Cosmetically and mechanically restored. Fewer than 300 miles since a Mechanical restoration. Certificate of Authenticity included. Auction Source: Arizona 2015 by RM Auctions

1960 Porsche 356B/1600 T5 Roadster

1961 Porsche 356 B Roadster 89427 – sold for $165,000 One of 473 T-5 Roadsters Built by D’Ieteren Frères. Documented with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Comprehensively Restored in 2013. Tasteful Mechanical and Cosmetic Upgrades. Customized in the Tradition of the Great Porsche “Outlaws”. Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company
1960 Porsche 356B/1600 T5 Roadster

1960 Porsche 356 B 1600 Roadster 88777 – sold for $214,500 A fully restored example in very attractive colors. Uprated with the powerful Super 90 engine. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity included. Auction Source: Amelia Island 2014 by RM Auctions
1960 Porsche 356B/1600 T5 Roadster

1960 Porsche 356B/1600 Super Roadster 88222 – sold for $198,000 Matching-numbers engine. Brilliantly restored in original Ruby Red. Late production removable chrome windshield B. Auction Source: 2014 Arizona by RM Auctions

1960 Porsche 356B/1600 T5 Roadster
1960 Porsche 356 B 1600 Super Roadster 88348 – did not sell for $145,000 Desirable open 356 in attractive colors. Highly optioned from factory. Includes Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Original matching drivetrain. Auction Source: 2013 Monterey Auction by RM Auctions
1960 Porsche 356B/1600 T5 Roadster
1960 Porsche 356 B Super 90 Roadster 88153 – sold for $181,500 Highly Desirable Matching-Numbers Super 90. Several Advantageous Mechanical Upgrades. Highly Desirable Livery and Specification. Exacting Restoration Completed in 2007. A Dana Point Concours Class Winner. Iconic Porsche Flagship Sports Car. Auction Source: Gooding & Company’s 10th Anniversary 2013 Pebble Beach Auction

1960 Porsche 356B/1600 T5 Roadster

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 356B/1600 T5 Roadster

1960 Porsche 356 B Super 90 Roadster 88674 – sold for $184,250 Kardex-Correct Restoration in Exciting, Original Colors. Restoration Completed in 2012 by Noted Porsche Specialists. Matching-Numbers Example. Offered with Books, Tools, and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Well Suited for Porsche Events, Shows, and Tours. Auction Source: The 2013 Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company
1960 Porsche 356B/1600 T5 Roadster

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.