Market Watch: Porsche 356s pick up the pace

Selected Porsche 356 models have climbed 3.6-23% since our last Price Guide update.

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The increases are limited to the more desirable variants, mainly roofless versions, although the ultra-collectible Carrera models don’t figure in the new price shifts. Topping our table is the Speedster, storming up 23% to give an entry level £175k for a rough example, £230k for a good, usable car and £310-400k for the best.

The next biggest grower is the Convertible D, up 14% to give a £70-200k price span, while Cabriolet 1.3/15s, and 356B and 356C Cabriolets are all up by 4% or less. The only coupés to grow are the pre-A cars built from 1951-55, climbing 5.4% to give a £85-193k span.

After Porsches experienced a much-needed cooling of values, buyers are ready to acquire the more collectible models, if the price is right.

Price Guide Movers is part of 16 pages of buying tips and advice, including Quentin Willson’s Hot Tips, Ads on Test, the Buying Guide in the July issue of Classic Cars.

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