1962 Porsche 356 B Twin Grille Roadster

  • Location: New York, New York, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 356 B Twin Grille
  • Type: Cabriolet
  • Trim: --
  • Year: 1962
  • VIN: 89621
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: --
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: --
  • Interior color: --
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1962 Porsche 356 B Twin Grille -- description

1962 Porsche 356 B Twin Grille Roadster Ruby Red/Black21st Twin Grille Roadster Produced248 ProducedPurchased in 1983Restored in 1985Engine has less than 15,000 miles since rebuildCOAMatching numbers, Matching colorExcellent Floors. New floor pans, diagonal, longitudinals, battery box floor. This Twin Grille Roadster was purchased by Jim Kellogg in early 1983 from Larry Scoglund of Minneapolis. Larry was a vintage racer and bought this as a project/race car. He had found it in a barn in Wisconsin. Jim Kellogg restored this car... especially for his wife who enjoyed the car until it was recently sold. The Twin Grille Roadster was complete with the original engine but was tired and needed a restoration. The Roadster was completely disassembled and as media blasting was not available at that time, the 356 was acid dipped. The acid removed fiberglass that had been used for repairs and removed rust damage. Metal repair was done using mostly NOS panels which were available at that time. Effort was made to duplicate the factory welds. The Roadster was moved from Minnesota to Colorado in 1985. It had been assembled to verify panel correctness but needed paint and interior. The Roadster was painted its original Ruby Red by Tom Conway of Carquip in Boulder, Colorado. The interior was purchased from Autos International in California and installed by an experienced upholstery shop. The engine was rebuilt by Ron Appleton in Boulder, Colorado. The restored Twin Grille Roadster made its first appearance at the 356 Registry West Coast Holiday in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 1991. Since then it has been driven to 356 Registry Holidays in Lake Tahoe, California, Sedona, Arizona and Boerne, Texas. It has participated in many Rocky Mountain Porsche 356 Club events over the years and has won Concours awards. The 1962 Roadster is a unique Porsche 356. It was built by the well-known Belgium coachbuilder DIteren. 2653 Roadsters were built in 1960 and 1961 but only 249 in 1962. 1962 was the year the rear deck lid was changed from a single grille to a double grille to obtain more air for more powerful engines. Thus, the terminology Twin Grille Roadster. Unique features of the DIteren Roadsters besides the twin grille and aluminum windshield frame on this 356, includes a special fuse cover, chassis numbered fuel filler door and doors numbered on the bottom. DIteren also used a caulk on all seams; the other coach builders did not. This caulk was still pliable during disassembly and had saved many panels from rust. The caulk was duplicated during restoration. The restoration of Twin Grille Roaster 89621 and other 356 restorations led to Jim Kelloggs book Porsche 356 Guide to Do-It-Yourself Restoration which has sold over 4,000 copies and is used by both professional and amateur restorers.

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