Barn Find 1953 Porsche 356 Is A Pricey Project

Although we think discovering any old rusty vehicle that has spent several decades idle is a lucky score, tracking down a Pre-A Porsche 356 Cabriolet goes a bit beyond the "average barn find".

Whoever stumbled upon this 1953 Porsche 356 1500 Super Cabriolet interrupted the long term slumber of an extremely rare car. As the listing points out, this car is one of only 394 built in 1953 and is one of even less cars that left the factory with the optional 70 horsepower 1500cc Super engine (1500S).

This Super Cabriolet is a USA "de Luxe" model which as you can probably guess means it was originally designated for importation to this country. We aren't sure exactly how this vintage P-car spent the early part of its 59 years in the US, but along the way it certainly got rusty. Even so, with enough time or more likely a big enough checkbook this Porsche is very restorable, especially for a car this rare.

The prices of early 356s have been going sky high for a while and the older they are the more they cost. For this reason we aren't the least bit surprised bidding on this bent windshield Pre-A Porsche has reached $68,100 with less than a day left—even if it is going to need a full restoration. We just can't wait to see what it looks like when it is done.

[Ebay via Bring a Trailer]

Barn Find 1953 Porsche 356 Is A Pricey Project

Barn Find 1953 Porsche 356 Is A Pricey Project

Barn Find 1953 Porsche 356 Is A Pricey Project

Barn Find 1953 Porsche 356 Is A Pricey Project

Barn Find 1953 Porsche 356 Is A Pricey Project

Barn Find 1953 Porsche 356 Is A Pricey Project