The idea of a “Barn Find” is all the rage. Especially when it comes to Porsche 356s. How many can actually be left? As has been said before, “the barn find/yard find Porsche is more and more rare every year. The joy is the hunt and the hunt becomes more difficult with each unit unearthed“. To add to the mystique of the barn/yard find, Porsches being sold with “original dirt” are inexplicably bringing top dollar these days at auction (remember this 912 that sold in February for huge money in Paris). If dust and dirt drive up the price of a barn find, then leaf litter and other detritus are sure to do the same for this Porsche “Yard Find”. At least that’s what one lucky soul is hoping.
According to the post we read, this person recently purchased a piece of land somewhere in North Carolina and on it found the 1963 Porsche 356 you see above, or at least the shell of a ’63 956. The original post doesn’t give any details other than a single picture and a serial number (212358). At this point it’s unknown if it’s just the chassis (most likely) or if there’s a transmission and engine hiding somewhere in there? We’ve reached out to the lucky new owner, but haven’t heard back as of this posting.
Too Rusty to be worth Anything?
Not in today’s market. Despite what you might think, that tub is worth something to someone, somewhere. The question is how much? Will it be used for just the VIN number (that’s been done) or will someone find use in some of that sheet metal (some of it looks to be in surprisingly good condition)? A ’62 356 B “project” car – that was definitely more complete (I’m using that world loosely), as it too had no tranny or engine, but did include some glass, what appears to be a front axle and a few other misc parts – recently sold on BaT for just over $4200. As the old saw goes, “there’s an ass for every seat”.
What do you think, will someone part with their hard earned cash for this Porsche Yard Find and if so, how much?