Got your eye on the most beautiful of Porsches? Why not talk to us? We are high-end car finance experts and can put together a bespoke, flexible package to suit your financial circumstances, your car and your future needs.
We often offer lower payments than other lenders, and we can offer finance to clients who may be turned away by the computer-driven checklists of other companies. So contact us about Porsche finance, either before you start hunting for a pristine 356, or one that needs some work.
Finance personally designed to suit you and your vehicle
We specialise in high-end vehicles. That’s our only focus
Face-to-face conversations, decisions made by humans
Fast results, with the ability to achieve low monthly repayments
Porsche 356 – the Original Beauty
Project 356 is the original Porsche, designed in the aftermath of war, first built in of all things an Austrian sawmill. It has proved to be the basic blueprint of all Porsches – still evident in today’s 911s. So the rear-mounted engine, that sleek teardrop shape, the almost friendly look all began in that fabled sawmill. The 356 borrowed more than just parts from the Volkswagen, but most of all it is clever, solid and reliable engineering that means there are many roadworthy 356s out there today. And Porsche has continued to build upon this early success.
For a blow by blow history of the Porsche models, but especially the 356 you should check out our in-depth History of Porsche piece.
In brief then, the first model was the ‘Pre-A’ – the generic term given to all 1955 and earlier Porsches, instantly recognisable by their V-shaped (or ‘bent’) windscreens. With this in mind these are incredibly rare and expensive to buy. Less rare but just as sought after are the 356A and 356Bs – the latter from 1959 onward with 30,963 sold in less than four years. Later the 356C was a slightly updated version from 1963. The biggest change was the jump to disc brakes and to the engine range – making for a better, smoother, drive. Outwardly the 356C was only discernible by its hub caps – now “innie” rather than the earlier “outies”.
From 1955 onward the 356 had an added “Carrera” option. This sport upgrade meant chiefly the power unit was much more powerful. Then in 1963 Porsche created…
The ultimate 356: the Carrera 2 with 1966cc version of the engine producing 130bhp in standard trim or 140bhp/155bhp in the competition GS and GT versions. Only 436 Carrera 2s were made, and they are among the most sought after of all Porsches, commanding £300k-£400k price tags.
The 356 is still a status symbol of timeless elegance. It pops up in Popstars’ driveways and in cult films. Like the Volkswagen Beetle before it the 356 is a car to fall instantly, hopelessly in love with.
Financing Your Porsche
What we assess your vehicle will be worth at the end of the agreement, based on our expert knowledge of the high-end car market
Usually 10-20% but can be anything from zero to a much higher amount
Very competitive monthly payments. Can be fixed or variable
Decided at the start of the arrangement, if fixed; can also vary based on a pre-agreed formula
Our judgement of your ability to afford the payments, based on our own very personal, tailored criteria
Top Porsche Classic Models We Finance
Sporty but with restraint
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We are happy to lend anything from £25,000 to £3m, and to date we have loaned over £206m. We pride ourselves on personal service, which means that we don’t just punch numbers into a computer and wait for an answer – we talk to you, use our expert knowledge to assess you and your vehicle, and arrange a finance package to suit your needs.
As a result, we have received numerous awards and nominations, including the Auto Finance Awards, Motor Finance Awards and Car Finance Awards.
Backed by Cabot Square Capital, our management team has decades of combined experience in the worlds of automotive finance and financial services. We are full members of the Finance & Leasing Association and abide by its Business Finance Code on trading fairly and responsibly. We are also authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
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