Stories of finding classic cars in rural barns abound, and this 1955 Porsche 356 1500 Coupe by Reutter is a great example of just such a story. Originally, the Porsche was completed in June of 1955 and delivered to the U.S. After tallying up a meager 44,000 miles, it was put into storage where it remained until it was recovered and shipped to France.
Ever Green Cars in Casalmaiocco, near Milan, Italy, worked on the car, putting in hundreds of hours in just bare-metal restoration. The new owner opted for the 1953 factory color of Palm Green and an updated beige upholstery. Not only is the car itself mostly original, but the radio is also a vintage model. The restored Telefunken radio was installed by German audio specialists.
The Porsche is in excellent condition, having had the engine inspected and overhauled. In fact, it’s in good enough condition that the owner has driven it in several tourist rallies. Changes to the original have been minimal, with one such change being the addition of a hand-priming fuel pump for easier starting after winter storage.
The car comes complete with a file of photographs that chronicle the restoration process. It also comes with a complete tool roll and its original jack. If that’s not enough, a set of matching green luggage is also included.