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Porsche 356-B T-6 Factory Accessories

Below are three Porsche 356-B T-6 factory accessories catalogs dated September 1961, October 1962, and November 1962. All are for 356-B T-6 Porsches.  Over time, these accessory catalogs show a number of changes in the accessories regularly offered by the factory. Some offered in later years are not offered in earlier years. All the standard items are included, and there are some others rarely seen. Unfortunately, not all items listed below had photos in the catalogs, but most that were included are shown.

 (A) September 1961

 (B) November 1962

 (C) October 1962

Note:  The images below are marked A, B or C to show where they came from.


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Have you ever seen any of these unusual factory accessories?

  Accessory #  

Description

9210

 Extended steering column (1 3/16 in).

  9411  

 Bench front seat, divided back rest, leatherette, fittings for reclining.  

9460

 Additional detachable steel roof, standard color.

9521

 Cover for Cabriolet, leatherette.




Wheels and Wheel Covers.

  9101 4 Wheel hub caps with Porsche crest.



A. 

 

C.

  9102    4 wheel hub caps without Porsche crest.



A.


  
C.



 Chrome plated wheels were offered as a factory
 accessory. Many regular painted wheels were
 subsequently chromed and reproduction chrome
 wheels have been available for quite some time!

A.


C.

  9103    Chrome-plated wheels, 5 pieces.


Accessory Tires.

 9104    Conti radial tires 165-15.
 9105    Dunlop Sp tires 165-15.
 9106    Michelin X tires 165-15.
 9117    Phoenix Sport white wall tires 5.60-15.  
 9118    Veith Special white wall tires 5.60-15.


 9121    2 fog lamps yellow reflector.


A.

Notice the 3 black plugs covering the grill mounting holes.


9122    Headlight grills, removable.




C.


9125    Outside rear-view mirror, left.


C.


 

9171    Anti-glare mirror, inside, for Cabriolet.


 

9173    Sun visor, left with vanity mirror.


A.   T-5 version of Sun visor.


C.   T-6 version of Sun visor.

 

9180    Handlamp, electric.

Floor Mats - Coco Mats!

  9190    Floor mats coco-red.
  9191    Floor mats coco-beige.
  9191    Floor mats coco-beige.
  9192    Floor mats coco-black.
  9193    Floor mats coco-grey.
  9194    Floor mats coco-blue.
  9195    Floor mats coco-green.

 

Standard Seat Belts!

  9200    Safety belt for one seat, (airline safety belt), left.
  9201    Safety belt for one seat, (airline safety belt), right.  

 



New Seat Belts in the October 1962 Accessory Catalog!

 9202    Safety belt, diagonal sash type, left. (October 1962 catalog).
 9203    Safety belt, diagonal sash type, right. (October 1962 catalog).
 9204   Safety belt, diagonal plus lap type, left. (October 1962 catalog).
 9205   Safety belt, diagonal plus lap type, right. (October 1962 catalog).  

 


 
A. 



C.



C.

  In the October 1962 accessory catalog, Porsche  
  offered
three versions of the seat belt!

Installation Instructions:  B/C Workshop Manual,  Page S TRA 19-26



9210    Extended steering column (1 3/16 in).

9212    Horn ring, chromed.


C.

 Note round radio speaker grills.


9216    Fire Extinguisher.


C.


 

9222    Compensating spring.

Installation Instructions:  B/C Workshop Manual, page TRA 1-3


 

9225    4 shock absorbers, Koni.


C.


9228    Additional heater, BN4 Eberspacher.


C.

  Installation Instructions:  B/C Workshop Manual,  Page S TRA 27  

 The Eberspacher heater is mounted in the front spare tire well.
That's what  the round  bump-out  on the right (above) is  for! 


9230    Traveling kit for engine Type 1600.

 
C.


9231    Traveling kit for engine Type 1600-S.

9232    Traveling kit for engine Type 1600-S-90.

9234    Touch-up paint dispenser.


C. 


9240
   3-piece set of leather suitcases w/straps, for luggage space, black.

9241    3-piece set of leather suitcases w/straps, for luggage space, brown.


A.


C.

 Notice the difference between the two sets of suitcases. The two sets are quite different!


9242    2-piece set of leather suitcases w/straps, for luggage space, black.


C.


9243    2-piece set of leather suitcases w/straps, for luggage space, brown.

  9244    2 luggage straps for luggage space, black.
  9245    
2 luggage straps for luggage space,
brown.

C.

  9246    Elastic strap for fastening suitcases
  in luggage space.

C.

 


New Items in the October 1962 Catalog!

  9248    Leather suitcase, black, under front hood (October 1962 catalog).


C.

Above suitcase came in black and brown.

  9249    Leather suitcase, brown, under front hood (October 1962 catalog).
  9250    Canvas suitcase, red/black, behind rear seat back (October 1962 catalog).



C.

  9257    Suitcase, "Skai-Dur", brown, under front hood (October 1962 catalog).



C.

  9258    Canvas Suitcase, small, red/black, under front hood (October 1962 catalog).  



C.

  9261    Canvas bag, red/black, under front hood (October 1962 catalog).



C.

  9264    Suitcase, "Skai-Dur", black, under front hood (October 1962 catalog).




  9301    Antenna, manually operated.   9306    Antenna lockable.


C.


C.

 

9309    2 loudspeakers.



C.

  Installation Instructions:  B/C Workshop Manual, Page S TRA 3.  

 

Blaupunkt and Becker Radios!

  9310    Blaupunkt, Bremen ATR M-L (transistor) radio.
  9311    Blaupunkt Stuttgart ATR AM/long wave/short wave (transistor) radio.
  9312    Blaupunkt Frankfurt ATR de Luxe UKW (transistor) radio.
  9313    Blaupunkt Frankfurt ATR de Luxe AM/FM/long wave (transistor) radio.
  9315    Blaupunkt Koln ATR de Luxe UKW automatic (transistor) radio.
  9316    Blaupunkt Koln Atr de Luxe AM/FM/long wave automatic (transistor) radio.
  9330    Becker Monte Carlo AM radio.
  9331    Becker Europe AM/FM/long wave radio.
  9332    Becker Europe AM/FM radio.
  9335    Becker Grand Prix AM/FM/long wave automatic radio.
  9336    Becker Grand Prix AM/FM/long wave automatic radio (US).



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Special Paint offered by the Factory!


Some of the
T-6 colors from the color chart.

  9401    Special paint, offered in color chart.
  9402    Special paint, not included in color chart.  
  9404    Special paint for detachable top.



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  9405    Complete genuine leather upholstery for Coupe.

  9406    Complete genuine leather upholstery for Cabriolet.

  9408    Genuine leather seats for Coupe.

  9409    Genuine leather seats for Hardtop.


C.


Bench Seat Option!

  9410    Bench front seat, divided back rest, leather, fittings for reclining.


A.

If you look at this same photo for the 356-A's, you will  see that the  shift lever and
 the steering wheel have been airbrushed into the photo. They are the same photo!

  9411    Bench front seat, divided back rest, leatherette, fittings for reclining.
  9412    Bench front seat, divided back rest, leatherette/corduroy, fittings for reclining.  

Bench seat option was not shown in the October 1962 catalog!


Speedster Seats in a 356 B T-6!


C.

 
  9413  
 Additional bucket seat,
genuine leather, left.
  9414    Additional bucket seat, genuine leather, right.
  9415    Additional bucket seat, leatherette, left.
  9416    Additional bucket seat, leatherette, right.
  9417    Additional bucket seat, leatherette/corduroy insert,
left.
  9418    Additional bucket seat, leatherette/corduroy insert, right.
 

This accounts for "Speedster seats" in coupes and cabriolets!


Arm Rests!

  9430    Arm rest, leather, left.
  9431    Arm rest, leather, right.
  9432    Arm rest, leatherette, left.
  9433    Arm rest, leatherette, right.  


C.


Head Rests & Fittings!

  9434    Head rest with fittings, leather, left.   9435    Head rest with fittings, leather, right.


A
.

 
C.

 
  9436    Head rest with fittings, leatherette, left.
  9437    Head rest with fittings, leatherette, right.
  9438    Head rest with fittings, corduroy, left.
  9439    Head rest with fittings, corduroy, right. 
  9440    Fittings for one headrest, left.
  9441    Fittings for one headrest, right.


C.
 

Installation Instructions:  B/C Workshop Manual, Page TRA 9.


  9450    Additional soft top for Cabriolet, black.
 
9451    Additional soft top for Cabriolet,
grey/beige.
  9460    Additional detachable steel roof, standard color. 


C.


C.


Sun roofs!

  9468    Steel sun roof "Golde", electrically  
  operated,
for
Hardtop.
  9471    Steel sun roof "Golde", electrically  
  operated for
Coupe.


A.


C.

Early version probably from a 356-B T-5.

Later version from a 356-B T-6.

9475    Steel sun roof "Golde" electrically operated for detachable steel roof.

9480    Cover for Cabriolet, leatherette.

Chrome Side Strips!

  9490    Chrome strips, Coupe. (Along both sides of the car.)  
  9491    Chrome strips, Cabriolet.
  9492    Chrome strips, Hardtop (not in 10/62 catalog).

 

9495    Horn, roadmaster.


C.


Luggage Racks & Straps!

During the period, 1956 through the end of the 356 era in 1965, Porsche offered luggage racks for mounting on the rear deck lid, from two different suppliers, Reutter initially and then Lietz. The Reutter racks appeared in the early 356-A factory accessory booklets, and it was noted that they came in three styles:  (1) silver painted, (2) same color-of-the-car painted, and (3) chrome plated. The silver painted version was probably the most popular as chrome plated Reutter racks are few and far between. Lietz racks came chrome plated only. The below factory source indicates that the Lietz racks were first introduced around April of 1960. Some believe that Reutter did not make chrome plated luggage racks. However the below reference seems to indicate otherwise. It is not clear how long after the introduction of the Lietz luggage racks that the Reutter racks were discontinued.  

Factory magazine, Christophorus, April 1960.


9501    Luggage rack (Reutter), silver metalic.


A.

9503    4 straps for 2 pairs skis on luggage rack. 



C.

9510    Luggage rack (Lietz), chrome plated, w/8 ski-straps.


9511    1 set straps for luggage rack, brown.


C.


9515    Tonneau cover with zip fastener, canvas.

 
C.


9516    Tonneau cover with zip fastener for detachable top, canvas.
             (This item is different from 9515 because there is no convertible top to cover)

New in October 1962 Catalog!

9521   Cover for Cabriolet, leatherette.

 
C.



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Sources:    
356-B T-6 Accessory Catalog, W12/61, 9/61
356-B T-6 Accessory Catalog, 10/62
356-B T-6 Accessory Catalog, 11/62



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