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    356 info

    Hi guys,

    I know it's not an early 911s but hope to get some info on a 356 I can buy. The owner passed so there is no history.
    It is a 1956 356A with chassis 55775 and I would like to know if it originally was a 1300, 1300S, 1600 or 1600S and what the original body and interior colour was.
    The engine now is a 912 coupe engine number 743914.
    The car is full of polyester: wheel arches, engine compartment, even the underside of the hood, so I think it must have serious rust issues.

    Regards,

    Nico

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    Better responses over here Nico ... Good luck

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    No way to tell without the Kardex. The 56's came with, technically, five different engines. Ranging from 1300 cc, 1500 cc and 1600. Normal and S's. The 1500's were four cam engines. If it was a four cam you's see some extra plumbing for the front oil coolers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nico55 View Post
    Hi guys,

    I know it's not an early 911s but hope to get some info on a 356 I can buy. The owner passed so there is no history.
    It is a 1956 356A with chassis 55775 and I would like to know if it originally was a 1300, 1300S, 1600 or 1600S and what the original body and interior colour was.
    The engine now is a 912 coupe engine number 743914.
    The car is full of polyester: wheel arches, engine compartment, even the underside of the hood, so I think it must have serious rust issues.

    Regards,

    Nico
    If you want to email me some pics I can help with a valuation, I've bought dozens of early A's with the same kind of description. adam@unobtanium-inc.com

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    We bought the car. Way better than expected with some nice rare vintage parts. Thank you guys for the info and help! Best, NicoName:  20211112_170819.jpg
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