1960 Porsche 356B Super-90 Sunroof Coupe
In late 1959 significant styling and technical refinements gave rise to the 356 B (a T5 body type). It was similar to a 356A T2 body but had a different nose, higher mounted bumpers and a different rear lower shirt. The transmission was changed from a 716 to a 741, which was much smoother to shift. The rear window, front hood and fuel tank remained the same as the 356A.
This 356 Super-90 Sunroof Coupe was special ordered by Hans Truöl with an manual sliding sunroof, Super-90 engine, deluxe horn ring and side body molding. The original Kardex shows Hans as the 1st owner, who purchased this 356 new from the Porsche factory and took delivery March 31, 1960. Hans's 356 has been featured in many of his famous photographs, making this 356 Sunroof Coupe a very significant and important Porsche.
Hans Truöl was one of the most outstanding press and star photographers of his time. Truöl is known worldwide and especially for his unique winter shots. Truöl was a good friend of Ferdinand Porsche and therefore Hans Truöl incorporated classic Porsches into some of his photographs.