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‘Rusty carcass’ of a 1950s Porsche is put up for sale on Craigslist for $6K

A person in the San Francisco bay area has listed a rare Porsche on Craiglist, for less than $6,000.

But you could say the coveted 1956 model 356A needs some work, as it’s missing more than a few extras, like wheels, doors, seats and something to hold it all together.

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It’s provably authentic, though, with its Vehicle Identification Number [VIN] plate in tact and all stamped in numbers in the correct spots, and matching.

For $5,356, what the poster described as a ‘rusty carcass’ can be yours.

A rare Porsche has been listed for sale for less than $6,000 in the San Francisco Bay area, but you could say the coveted 1956 model 356A needs some work

The listing said the owner has California title in hand, so the transfer would be seamless for a prospective buyer.

The Porsche website gives some history behind the model 356A, calling it ‘comprehensively enhanced’ from its predecessor, the model 356.

‘One of the key visual differences between the A series and the original 356 was a single-piece, curved panoramic windscreen. The front indicators were always integrated in the horn grille and all models had a modified front lid handle with inset Crest. The tail lights were teardrop-shaped as of March 1957.’

In 1956, Porche's model 356 was replaced by the comprehensively enhanced 356A, seen here

In 1956, Porche’s model 356 was replaced by the comprehensively enhanced 356A, seen here

For the bargain proce of $5,356, the 'rusty carcass' located in the Napa Valley can be yours

For the bargain proce of $5,356, the ‘rusty carcass’ located in the Napa Valley can be yours

The poster said all stamped in numbers are in the correct spots, and matching

The poster said all stamped in numbers are in the correct spots, and matching

It's provably authentic, with its Vehicle Identification Number [VIN] plate in tact

It’s provably authentic, with its Vehicle Identification Number [VIN] plate in tact

The poster included photos thoroughly detailing the proof of the Porche's authenticity

The poster included photos thoroughly detailing the proof of the Porche’s authenticity

All of the 356 Porsches, including the 356A were ‘also available in an open-top version (Cabriolet, Speedster or Convertible D).’

It’s not clear is this one started out that way, but’s definitely open-top today.  

This particular chassis (the base frame of a motor vehicle) is described as ‘Chassis # 575 xx.’ Calling this a chassis, however, is being generous with the term.

The actual body of the car is in multiple pieces, and not really recognizable as an automobile. 

It's not clear is this one started out as an 'open-top' model, but's definitely open-top today

It’s not clear is this one started out as an ‘open-top’ model, but’s definitely open-top today

This particular chassis (the base frame of a motor vehicle) is described as 'Chassis # 575 xx'

This particular chassis (the base frame of a motor vehicle) is described as ‘Chassis # 575 xx’

Calling this a chassis, however, seems like the poster is being generous with the term

Calling this a chassis, however, seems like the poster is being generous with the term

The buyer won’t get any help putting the pieces back together, either. 

‘I do NOT have any extra parts that go with it,’ the seller wrote in the listing. ‘What you see is what you get.’

If the sight of this disassembled 1956 Porsche 356A ‘rusted out shell’ gets you excited, you may want to reach out to see what else the seller has to offer, but you’ll have to wait until after this one is off the market, apparently.

‘[It’s] possible some other cars [will be] available after this one sells,’ the listing said. 

The actual body of the car is in multiple pieces, and not really recognizable as an automobile

The actual body of the car is in multiple pieces, and not really recognizable as an automobile

The buyer won't get any help putting the pieces back together, either

The buyer won’t get any help putting the pieces back together, either

.;I do NOT have any extra parts that go with it,' the seller wrote in the listing

.;I do NOT have any extra parts that go with it,’ the seller wrote in the listing

'What you see is what you get,' the seller wrote in the listing, which included many photos

‘What you see is what you get,’ the seller wrote in the listing, which included many photos

The lister might just be on to something, though. Another rusty Porsche was rumored to be expected to sell for slightly over $700,000 (about £500,000) at an auction in Florida earlier this month, according to The Mirror. 

That 1955 model 356A 1500 GS Carrera Coupe hadn’t moved in over 40 years, but it did at least still look like a car. 

DailyMail.com tried to track down the auction to verify if the car had, in fact, sold, but no one was available for immediate comment. 

If the sight of this disassembled 1956 Porsche 356A 'rusted out shell' gets you excited, you may want to reach out to see what else the seller has to offer

If the sight of this disassembled 1956 Porsche 356A ‘rusted out shell’ gets you excited, you may want to reach out to see what else the seller has to offer

'[It's] possible some other cars [will be] available after this one sells,' the listing said

'[It's] possible some other cars [will be] available after this one sells,' the listing said

‘[It’s] possible some other cars [will be] available after this one sells,’ the listing said

Tthe Craigslist post is still up after being posted five days ago, so it's presumably still available and it's possible there may be some wiggle room on the final price

Tthe Craigslist post is still up after being posted five days ago, so it’s presumably still available and it’s possible there may be some wiggle room on the final price

Or, if barter is more your style, you might be able to trade for it, according to the listing

Or, if barter is more your style, you might be able to trade for it, according to the listing

In this case, the Craigslist post is still up after being posted five days ago, so it’s presumably still available and it’s possible there may be some wiggle room on the final price.

Or, if barter is more your style, you might be able to trade for it.

The poster included at the bottom of the listing, next to an asterisk, that the owner ‘would take Porsche parts and/ or a Volkswagen Camper Van Westfalia Bus and /or rare Volkswagen parts, wheels, Fuch’s [wheels] etc.’

One person’s trash might be another person’s treasure, but this seems like a bit of a stretch.

The bottom of the listing said that the owner 'would take Porsche parts and/ or a Volkswagen Camper Van Westfalia Bus and /or rare Volkswagen parts, wheels, Fuch's [wheels] etc.'

The bottom of the listing said that the owner ‘would take Porsche parts and/ or a Volkswagen Camper Van Westfalia Bus and /or rare Volkswagen parts, wheels, Fuch’s [wheels] etc.’



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