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Recent 356 Porsche Literature Sales!


See the results of actual sales of 356 Porsche Sales and Technical Literature!

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 Beware of the following FAKE Brochures being offered for Auction on eBAY!  

 

 
The above 356 Porsche brochures have been offered for auction on EBAY.
The Seller calls them REPRINTS!  In fact they are FAKES, color copies at best!


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 In the past several weeks, a major collection of 356/911/912 Porsche sales and technical literature has
 been offered for sale on Ebay! Many interesting and rare items have been offered for sale and sold.
 Unfortunately,
many of the interesting 356 literature items were offered "For Sale or Best Offer"
and as
 a result,
no sales price was reported
in the "Sold" section of Ebay on sales
where a sale was finalized
 at a negotiated price that was less than the listing price.

 03/16/13  This "Set of Documents for a Blaupunkt Frankfurt Radio" sold
 for $134.00US!
Increasingly serious 356 Porsche owners are seeking to
 acquire the original documents that came with their cars when they were
 new. This set appeared to be complete and in good condition, and was a
 good score for the Buyer.
(M&M N/A).

 03/16/13  This "Set of Documents for a Blaupunkt Koln Radio" sold on
 Ebay for
$153.00US! Same comment as above!

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 03/15/13  This early "356 Pre-A Split-Window sales folder" sold on Ebay
 for
$100.00US!
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an extremely low price! What a steal for the Buyer! The
 folder even had a Canadian dealership stamp on the front cover adding
 provenance to the piece. This folder is probably worth much more than
 what was paid.
(M&M 300 HB).

 03/11/13  This "356-B Workshop Manual & Supplements Set" sold on
 Ebay for
$250.00US!
Another steal for the Buyer! The 356-B Manual was
 published in October 1959 for Model Year 1960, and the Supplement has
 additional information for the 356-B T-6 and 356-C. A great manual set
 for anyone with a 356-B or C Porsche. Set should have sold for nearly
 twice this sale price in the condition noted.
(M&M N/A).

 03/07/13  This "1500, 1600, 2000 Carrera 4-cam Engine Guide" sold on
 Ebay for
$149.00US! The manual is in a ring binder with a slip-in cover.
 The same manual is often found without the binder. These manuals
 cover the 4-cam engine only. The rest of the car is covered in the regular
 factory workshop manual. There are lots of
copies of this item on Ebay!
 This was a SMOKIN' Deal for the Buyer!
(M&M N/A).

 03/04/13  This "356-A Factory Workshop Manual and Supplement" sold
 on Ebay for
$500.00US!
The manuals appeared to be in nice overall
 condition. The workshop manual was the early version. Supplement
 was dated August 1958, a little pricey, but probably reasonable price for
 the set.
(M&M N/A).

 03/03/13  This "356-B/C Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 $405.00US!
It covers 356-B's from 1960-1961, and has supplements for
 356-B T-6's (1962-1963) and 356-C's (1964-1965). Looked to be a very
 nice manual at a fair price.
(M&M N/A).

 02/25/13  This "356-B/C Factory Workshop Manual Reprint" sold on
 Ebay for
$222.00US! It includes the same information as the previously
 described B/C Workshop Manual.
(M&M N/A).

 02/20/13  This "1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Brochure" sold on Ebay  
 
for
$1,545.00US!
This is nearly twice the price of the last sale recorded
 here! It is a highly sought  after brochure for the rare 911 Carrera RS
 and usually sells for a high price! A very hard to find item! The Buyer
 must have been a 911 Carrera RS owner!
(M&M N/A).

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 02/19/13  This "1951 356 Pre-A Owner's Manual in French" sold  on Ebay
 for
$252.00US! The condition of the manual was not particularly good as
 can be seen in the image.
(M&M N/A).

 02/10/13  This "356-B Super-90 Owner's Manual Supplement" sold on
 Ebay for
$300.00US!
This is an unusual version unlike most that are
 available. Most have a cream colored cover as apposed to red cover.

 (M&M N/A).

 02/10/13  This "356-A Color Chart" sold on Ebay for the whopping price
 of
$495.00US!
Great price for the Seller! Have not seen one sell this high.
 Color charts along with upholstry and carpet sample booklest are highly
 collectable and are bring increasingly high prices at auction.
(M&M N/A).

 

 02/05/13  This "Porsche 356-B Parts Book" sold on Ebay for $198.00US!
 The manual appeared in the pictures to be in excellent overall condition. 
 Factory parts books contain a wealth of valuable information from part
 diagrams to factory part numbers to part descriptions in English, French
 and German. Of particular value are the descriptions of fasteners like
 nuts, bolts, and screws, in technical terminology.
(M&M N/A).

 02/04/13  This "Ulmer Ceramic Plate" was one of several Ulmer plates
 offered by Porsche in the late 1950's and early 1960's as accessory
 adertising items available at your local dealership. Other items included
 such things as pen sets, key fobs, drink glasses, model Porsches, and
 ashtrays to name a few. Today they are highly collectible as you can see
 from the price of this single plate.
Sold for
$546.00US! (M&M N/A).

 02/03/13  This "Porsche 356 Pre-A Matern Dienst Booklet" sold on Ebay
 for
$206.00US!
This booklet is a collection of advertising images and
 line drawings that that would be used by magazines and newspapers in
 putting together advertisements for Porsche dealers and distributors.
 Don't see these items very often. Interesting addition to any literature
 collection.
(M&M N/A).

 02/03/13  This "Porsche 356-A Matern Dienst Booklet" sold on Ebay for
 $259.00US!
Same Comment is the earlier Pre-A version of this ad copy
 booklet.
(M&M N/A).

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 02/01/13  This "Rainbow 356-A Convertible D Brochure" sold on Ebay
 
for $225.00US!
One of the better prices seen in recent months! There are
 two versions of this brochure, for for the "Convertible" and the other
 for the "Convertible D". Very colorful brochure!
(M&M 147).

 01/29/13  This "Collection of 356-A, Pre-A and VW Stuff" sold on Ebay for
 the unheard of price of
$736.00US!
One Pre-A Owner's Manual, an early
 356-A Owner's Manual, an unknown VW item, and some receipts sold
 for big bucks. Condition of the A Owner's Manual was questionable, the

 the value of the VW piece is unknown, and limited value is assigned to
 the receipts. It doesn't pencil!
(M&M N/A).

 01/29/13  This "Collection of Stuff" sold on Ebay recently for $502.00US!
 
The lot consists of a Accessory Price List, a Warranty Coupon Book and
 small Key to Carefree Driving Folder. WOW, this Buyer must have really
 wanted these three items!!
 (M&M 293).

 01/19/13  This "Early 356-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay
 for
$230.00US!
Price was a little low for this early 1956 356-A workshop
 manual. If it was in nice condition, it was a good buy!
(M&M N/A).

 01/18/13  This "356-A Carrera 57 Brochure" sold on Ebay for $330.00US!
 This price was lower than recent sales and also suggests that values
 for 356 Porsche sales literature are flat and not moving. The Carrera 57
 Brochure is one of the most colorful and sought after brochures from
 the 356 era! Good price for the Buyer! 
(M&M 127).

 01/18/13 This "Yellow Pre-A Coupe Brochure" sold on Ebay for the
 price of
$311.00US!
This very collectable Pre-A brochure is one of the
 earliest all-color brochures, and was published by Porsche in 1952 with
 the cover artwork done by Eric Strenger. Another pretty good price for
 the Buyer!
(M&M 15).

 01/15/13 This early "Porsche 356 Pre-A Blue Coupe Brochure" is one
 the earliest Porsche sales brochures, sold on Ebay for
$192.00US!
 
This brochure
is highly collectable and it is hard to find in really nice
 condition. The Buyer got a Steal! This brochure routinely sells for more
 than twice this much! Perhaps condition was an issue.
(M&M 11).

 01/12/13  This "1963 Porsche Factory Accessory Catalog" sold on Ebay
 for
$150.00US!
The catalog lists factory accessories most with pictures
 that were available when a 356-C was ordered new. A 1964 version of
 this accessory catalog sold on Ebay on April 24, 2007 for $365.00US.
 
(M&M 281).

 01/08/13  This "Gmund Brochure" sold on Ebay for $2,392.00US!  This is
 a little more than half what it sold for in mid-November of last year. It is

 the first brochure published by Porsche and regularly sells for a very
 high price. For collectors, it may be the most sought after brochure that
 Porsche published. This was the German language version. There is
 also an English version.
(M&M 7).

 01/04/13 This "This Mixed Owner's Manual Collection" sold on Ebay for
 
$350.00US! It consists of a 356-B Owner's Manual, what looks to be a
 356-A Body Owner's Manual Supplement, and a warranty coupon book.
 If the items were priced out separately, they would total less than what
 was paid in this auction
(M&M N/A).

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 12/20/12  This "1960 Porsche Factory Calendar" sold for  $389.00US!
 You don't see these calendars come up for auction very often. The
 factory started publishing these calendars in 1956, and the early
 calendars 1956-1961 are rapidly increasing in value.
(M&M N/A).

 12/16/12  This "Early 356-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$355.00US!
Price was about right for this 1956 356-A workshop manual.
 
(M&M N/A).

 12/10/12  This "1962 356-B Accessory Catalog" sold on Ebay $173.00US!
 It has pictures and descriptions of accessories offered by Porsche for
 model year 1962. The price was a little lower than average.
(M&M N/A).



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 12/10/12  This "1958 Porsche Factory Calendar" for  $450.00US! You
 don't see these calendars come up for auction very often. The factory
 started publishing these calendars in 1956, and the early calendars for
 1956-1961 are rapidly increasing in value.
(M&M N/A).

 12/05/12  This "356 Pre-A Coupe Single Sales Sheet" sold on Ebay for
 $127.00US!
It is part of a series of four single sheets for the Coupe,
 Cabriolet, Speedster and Spyder. This is one of the LOWEST prices this
 author has ever seen for this usually highly collectable sales sheet!

 (M&M 56).

 12/05/12  This "356 Pre-A Cabriolet Sales Sheet" sold recently on Ebay
 for
$127.00US!
It looked to be in pretty nice condition! The Buyer got a
 bargain! These sales sheets normally sell for much more than this!

 (M&M 58).

 12/05/12  This "Blue Speedster Brochure" sold on Ebay for $472.00US!
 The brochure appeared to be in nice condition, and is one of the few
 collectable 356 Porsche sales brochures sold near it's normal historical
 price! A record sales price was paid for this same brochure in June 2008
 in the amount of
$1,625.00US!
(M&M 75).

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 12/04/12  This little 6 x3 3/4 in."Driving in its Finest Form" brochure sold
 on Ebay for
$125.00US!
It is undated but is believed to be from 1956 as
 it covers 356-A's. Relatively hard to find.
It has been
REPRODUCED!! So
 watch out!
(M&M 102).

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 12/2/12  This "356-B T-5 Porsche Accessory Booklet" sold on Ebay for
 
$133.00US,
despite being in pretty good condition.
Accessory booklets
 are scarce! Many 356 owners want them! They show the regularly
 offered factory accessories, and are a really nice item to have with your
 356. They have slick color covers and black and white pictures and text
 inside. Really low price!
(M&M 172).

 12/1/12  "Early 356-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$380.00US!
This price was about right for this 1956 356-A workshop
 manual.
(M&M N/A).

 11/20/12  This "356-A Factory Workshop Manual Supplement" sold on
 Ebay for
$356.00US! This manual supplement is dated
August 1958
 and covers changes for the Convertible D, and the intro of Zenith 32
 NDIX Carburetors and the 716 gearbox. Also covered are engine and
 clutch changes, the ZF steering box, and reinforced USA bumpers.
 Price was quite high compared to recent sales!
(M&M N/A).

 11/20/12  This "Porsche Carrera 6 Driver's Manual" sold on Ebay for
 $1,774.00US!
Another version of this manual is included in a maroon
 ring binder. Both are very rare and seldom come up for auction. A hefty
 price was paid in this auction. They didn't make a lot of Carrera 6's!!
 
(M&M N/A).

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 11/18/12  This little "Italian Porsche Dealership Brochure" sold on Ebay
 $390.00US!
The brochure does not appear to be dated, but based on
 what is being shown inside, it has to be the mid-1950's. Rare items like
 this don't appear very often, and bring high prices!
(M&M N/A).

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 11/18/12  This small "5.25" x 6.5" Folder with the 550 Spyder on the
 Cover"
from the early 60's sold on Ebay for $240.00US! It is a difficult  
 
356 Porsche brochure to find! Inside are specs on Coupes, Cabriolets,
 Hardtops, & Roadsters. Another one sold more than a year ago for
 $540.00.
(M&M N/A).

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 11/18/12  This "Porsche 356, 356-A, 356-B Special Tool Catalog" sold on
 Ebay for
$512.00US!
 It's probably dated August,1960, and has pics of
 all the special factory tools, and explains their uses. You don't see this
 very often!
(M&M N/A).

 11/18/12  This "First Supplement to the Porsche March 1953 Parts Book"
 sold on Ebay for 
$240.00US! The 53 Pre-A Parts Book is the first parts
 book published by Porsche for 356 Porsches. Buyer paid a fair price.

 (M&M N/A).

 11/18/12  This "356-A Factory Workshop Manual Supplement" sold on
 Ebay for
$120.00US! This manual supplement is dated
August 1958
 and covers Convertible D changes, and the intro of Zenith 32 NDIX
 Carburetors and the 716 gearbox. Also covered are engine and clutch
 changes, ZF steering box, and reinforced USA bumpers. This one is in
 English. Price was quite low compared to recent sales!
(M&M N/A).

 11/18/12  This "356-C/SC/Carrera 2 Price List Folder" sold on Ebay for
 
$125.00US! It is what it is.....a little folder with prices for the full 356-C/SC
 
line. 356-C owner's like having this price lists to go with their car, and
 they sell for surprising prices.
(M&M HB 305).


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 11/18/12 This 8 1/4 inch x 6 inch, undated, 24 page "Ripened by Trial
 Brochure"
is believed to have been published in 1956. It sold on Ebay
 for
$193.00US!
This is a  fairly low price for this brochure. Inside there
 is a page of technical data, with many references to 356-A's, 356-A 1500
 GS Carreras, and 550 1500 RS Spyders. The
brochure often appears
 to be like the image below
because that image is part of the brochure.
 The back page of the brochure is actually a four part folder of which
 the below image is a part. Depending on how this part of the folder is
 folded, either of these images may appear to be the cover.
(M&M 109).  

 11/18/12  This "356-A Factory Workshop Manual Supplement" sold on
 Ebay for
$104.00US! This manual supplement is dated
August 1958
 and covers Convertible D changes, and the intro of Zenith 32 NDIX
 Carburetors and the 716 gearbox. Also covered are engine and clutch
 changes, ZF steering box, and reinforced USA bumpers. This one is in
 German. Price was quite low compared to recent sales! (M&M N/A).

 11/18/12  This "Vacation Delivery Plan Folder" was sold on Ebay for
 
$125.00US! It
is an undated multiple fold out brochure in English
 outlining Porsche's Europen Delivery Plan. Pick up a new 356 Porsche
 at the factory or at other designated places in Europe and enjoy your
 vacation. The brochure is believed to have been published in 1954 or
 1955 and is similar to another version shown in the Merritt & Miller
 book
page 141. Pretty good price for the Buyer!
(M&M N/A).

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 11/18/12  This "Early 356-A Factory Accessories Catalog" sold on Ebay
 for
$306.00US! This catalog is undated but is believed to be from
1956.

 It shows pictures with descriptions of the common regularly offered
 accessories available from the factory for the early 356-A's.
(M&M 88).

 11/18/12  This "1963 Porsche Factory Accessory Catalog" sold on Ebay
 for
$183.00US!
The catalog lists factory accessories most with pictures
 that were available when a 356-C was ordered new. A 1964 version of
 this accessory catalog sold on Ebay on April 24, 2007 for $365.00US.
 
(M&M 281).


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 11/18/12  This "356-C/SC Factory Color and Carpet Sample Book" sold
 in a reliable private sale for
$1,500.00US!
The book contains color chips
 and carpet samples, together with upholstry samples and convertible
 top material samples. There are clear overlays to place over the color
 samples to see how a 356 would look painted that color. Very hard to
 find as this was a dealer booklet. These are getting very expensive!

 (M&M N/A).

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 10/29/12  This "Porsche 356, 356-A, 356-B Special Tool Catalog" sold
 in a reliable private sale for
$500.00US!
 It's probably dated August,
 1960, and has pics of all the special factory tools, and explains their
 uses. You don't see this very often!
(M&M N/A).
 

 10/29/12  This "Porsche 356-A Carrera 57 Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 $424.00US!
This price was similar to recent sales and also suggests
 that values for 356 Porsche sales literature may be rebounding. The
 Carrera 57 Brochure is one of the most colorful and sought after
 brochures from the 356 era!
(M&M 127).

 10/28/12   This "1956 356-A Owner's Manual Set" with paper cover sold
 on Ebay for
$660.00US! 
This was not a complete set of documents that
 would have come with this rare owner's manual. There are other items
 that would have been included originally. This is a very high price for
 this owner's manual.
(M&M N/A).

 This gap in recorded Ebay sales of 356 Porsche Sales Literature is due to a lack of interesting sales!



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 6/22/12  This "Early 356-A Factory Accessories Catalog" sold on Ebay
 for
$362.00US! This catalog is undated but is believed to be from
1956.

 It shows pictures with descriptions of the common regularly offered
 accessories available from the factory for the early 356-A's.
(M&M 88).
 

 6/20/12  This "356-A Factory Workshop Manual Supplement" sold on
 Ebay for
$171.00US! This manual supplement is dated
August 1958
 and covers changes for the Convertible D, and the intro of Zenith 32
 NDIX Carburetors and the 716 gearbox. Also covered are engine and
 clutch changes, the ZF steering box, and reinforced USA bumpers.
 Price was about right.
(M&M N/A).

 6/19/12  This "Factory Carrera 1600 GS Engine Guide" sold on Ebay for
 
$335.00US!
 
This manual only covers the 1600 GS 4-cam engine, unlike
 the 1500 manual, and the later 1500, 1600 & 2000 manual.
(M&M N/A).

 6/17/12  This early "Porsche 356 Pre-A Blue Coupe Brochure" is one
 the earliest Porsche sales brochures, sold on Ebay for
$510.00US!
 
This brochure
is highly collectable and hard to find in really nice
 condition.
(M&M 11).

 6/17/12  This "Yellow Pre-A Coupe Brochure" sold on Ebay for the
 price of
$350.00US!
This very collectable Pre-A brochure is one of the
 earliest all color brochures, and was published by Porsche in 1952 with
 the cover artwork done by Eric Strenger.
(M&M 15).  

 6/11/12  This "356-B Carrera 1600 GS (Version GT) Owner's Manual
 Supplement"
sold on Ebay $558.00US! This manual was not in great
 condtion, but it is one of the rarest Carrera 4-cam owner's manual
 supplements. It covers only the GT 4-cam engine and is a supplement
 to the regular 356-B owner's manual.
(M&M N/A). 

 6/6/12  This "356-A Factory Workshop Manual and Supplement" sold
 on Ebay for
$305.00US! The manuals appeared to be in nice overall
 
condition. The workshop manual was the early version. Supplement
 wad dated August 1958, a reasonable price for the set.
(M&M N/A). 

 6/4/12  This "356-A Factory Workshop Manual" in German sold on
 Ebay for
$250.00US! The manual appeared to be in excellent overall

 
condition. The price was a little lower than expected.
(M&M N/A).

 5/31/12  This "Carrera 1500, 1600, 2000 Engine Guide" in the German
 language sold on Ebay for
$522.00US!
This is one of the higher prices
 I've seen for this manual recently. It is hard to find. Example shown is
 the English version
(M&M N/A).

 5/28/12  This "356-A Red Racy Elegence Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$565.00US!
Easily, this is the nicest 356-A Porsche sales brochure! It
 has a heavy slick cover, twenty all color pages, and covers all 356-A
 Porsches. There are two versions, one includes the Speedster, and
 the other includes the Convertible D.
(M&M 131).

 5/27/12  This "Factory Carrera 1600 GS Engine Guide" sold on Ebay for
 
$235.00US!
 
This manual only covers the 1600 GS 4-cam engine, unlike
 the 1500 manual, and the later 1500, 1600 & 2000 manual.
(M&M N/A).

 5/7/12  This "356 B/C Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$365.00US!
This 900+ page manual covers all 356-B T-5's, T-6's and
 C's. It is the basis upon which all aftermarket workshop manuals are
 written. It is a "must have" if you own a 1960 or later 356 Porsche!

 
The price was about right!
(M&M N/A).

 5/6/12  This "356-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$285.00US! It is the later version with the tool graphics cover. Earlier
 versions had plain red cloth covers with PORSCHE stamped in gold in

 the lower right corner.
(M&M N/A).

 3/24/12  This "Green & Yellow Porsche 356-C Brochure" sold on Ebay   
 for
$125.00US!  
This is a very collectable brochure, possibly one of the
 nicest 356-C brochure published by Porsche for the first 356 equipped
 with disc brakes. Great Price for the Buyer!
(M&M 273).

 3/19/12   This "1958 Coupe, Convertible, Hardtop, Speedster" Brochure
 sold on Ebay for the
RIDICULOUS PRICE of $800.00US!
Rerely does
 this brochure sell for more than $100.00! Don't know what was in the
 mind of the Buyer.....but the Seller made a bundle! I hope it is a true
 original. It has been
REPRODUCED!! (M&M 155).

 2/15/12  This 8 1/4 inch x 6 inch, undated, 24 page "Ripened by Trial
 Brochure"
is believed to have been published in 1956. It sold on Ebay
 for
$226.00US!
This is a  fairly low price for this brochure. Inside there
 is a page of technical data, with many references 356-A's, 356-A 1500
 GS Carreras, and 550 1500 RS Spyders.
(M&M 109).  

 2/15/12  This "Blue Circle of Coupes Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 $111.00US!
This Pre-A brochure is fairly common and prices are just
 now going over $100.00. There is a very similar brochure of the same
 period with a green background. Both are very collectable for 356 Pre-A
 owners.
(M&M 65).




 2/14/12  This little 6 x3 3/4 in."Driving in its Finest Form" brochure sold
 on Ebay for
$226.00US!
It is undated but is believed to be from 1956 as
 it covers 356-A's. Relatively hard to find.
It has been
REPRODUCED!!
 (M&M 102).

 2/12/12  This "Ulmer Ceramic Plate" is an advertising item offered by
 Porsche during the mid-1950's which could be purchased at a Porsche
 dealerhip. It sold on Ebay for
$480.00US!
There are a number of other
 similar ceramic items used by Porsche as advertising items. This plate
 has routinely sold in the past for more than $600.00. Price is a sign of
 the times! Buyer got a smokin-deal!
(M&M N/A).



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 2/7/12  This "356-B T-5 Porsche Accessory Booklet" sold on Ebay for
 
$360.00$
Accessory booklets are scarce. Many 356 owners want them!
 They show the regularly offered factory accessories, and are a really
 nice item to have with your 356-B. They have slick color covers and 
 black and white pictures and text inside.
(M&M 172).

 2/7/12  This "356-C Porsche Script Brochure" was sold on Ebay for
 
$154.00US! This fairly
uncommon 356-C brochure is fairly hard to find
 compared to other 356-C brochures. The final bid price on this was a
 very good price for the Buyer! If you see one at this price, buy it!
 
(M&M 311).

 2/7/12  This "356 Pre-A multi-page Color Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$307.00US,
a fairly good price!
It is a very nice early Porsche 356 Pre-A
 color brochure published in late 1952 with some editions dated in 1953.
 
(M&M 23).


 
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 1/29/12  This "1952 356 Pre-A Owner's Manual" sold on Ebay for the
 very low price of
$178.00US!
Normally these early Owner's Manuals
 selll for $350-$450 in reasonable condition. Buyer got a bargain in this
 auction!
(M&M N/A).

 1/18/12  This "Blue Speedster Brochure" sold on Ebay for $970.00US!
 The brochure appeared to be in nice condition. Speedster brochures
 are highly collectable and this blue one brought a pretty good price! A 
 record sales price was paid for this same brochure in June 2008 in the
 amount of $1,625.00US!
(M&M 75).

 

 1/16/12  This "Ulmer Ceramic Cigarette Box" is an advertising item
 offered by Porsche during the mid-1950's which could be purchased at
 Porsche dealerhips. It sold on Ebay for
$736.00US!
There are other
 similar ceramic items used by Porsche as advertising items. This box
 does not come up for sale very often. Price is a sign of the times.
 
(M&M N/A).

 1/14/12  This "Late 356 B/C Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay
 for
$307.00US!
A fair price for both Buyer and Seller. This particular
 manual has black section dividers rather than the later tan dividers.

 (M&M N/A).

 1/14/12  This "356-A Owner's Manual (1/56)" recently sold on Ebay for
 
the fairly high price of $485.00US!
Very early 356-A Owner's Manuals  
 were not spral bound and are pretty rare. This continues the trend of  
 high prices for these early owner's manuals.
(M&M N/A).

 

 1/13/12  This "356-B Owner's Manual and Related Items" sold on Ebay
 
$356.00US!
The lot consisted of the owner's manual, cover, a Reutter
 body booklet, and various radio and other guarantee cards, essentially
 what you'd expect to find in an Owner's Manual pouch. These Owner's
 manual combos are very popular, and are being bid up to prices that
 exceed the individual values of the items they contain.
(M&M N/A).

 1/11/13  This "356-A Factory Workshop Manual Supplement" sold on
 Ebay for
$201.00US! Price was about right!
(M&M N/A).

 1/11/12  This "356-C Porsche Script Brochure" was sold on Ebay for
 
$141.00US! This fairly
uncommon 356-C brochure is fairly hard to find
 compared to other 356-C brochures. The final bid price on this was a
 very good price for the Buyer!
(M&M 311).

 1/10/12  This "Early 356-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$356.00US!
Price was about right for this 56 356-A workshop manual.

 (M&M N/A).

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 12/20/11  This "356-A Factory Parts Book (Softcover)" sold on Ebay for
 
$353.00US! A nice hard cover 356-A parts book wouldn't cost much
 more and would be more desirable. The price was bid up a little high!

 (M&M N/A).

 12/13/11  This "Christophorus Magazine #9 German" sold on Ebay for
 
$259.00US!
Most recent prior sales of this Porsche factory magazine
 sold for much more. The first 18"Christo" magazines were in German
 only. English #1 was the same as German #18 except for language.
 
 (M&M N/A). 

 12/13/11  This "356 Pre-A multi-page Color Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$240.00US,
a fairly low price!
It is a very nice early Porsche 356 Pre-A
 color brochure published in late 1952 with some editions dated in 1953.
 
(M&M 23).

 12/12/11  This "54 356 Pre-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay
 
$835.00US! This is the first workshop manual published for 356's and
 appeared to be in nice condition. Unless I missed something, this price
 seems really high compared to recent 54 WSM sales.
(M&M N/A).    

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 12/7/11  This "1953 Porsche 356 Pre-A Owner's Manual" sold on Ebay   
 
for $275.00US! A little rough around the edges, this well worn Pre-A
 
Owner's Manual has seen some use. Notice it still has the old logo.
 
(M&M N/A)

  Wow.......What a month! SEVEN Literature Items each sold in November 2011 for over $500.00US!!  

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 11/28/11  This "51/52 356 Factory Owner's Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$761.00US!
Appeared to be in very nice condition. Hard to tell this from
 the excellent recent reproductions sold on Ebay. Notice PORSCHE on  
 the cover not in the familiar current Porsche script. For $761.00 I hope  
 this manual was real and not a repro!!
(M&M N/A).

 11/28/11  This "356-C Carrera 2 Owner's Manual" sold on Ebay for the
 price of
$143.00US!
Normally a fairly rare Owner's Manual, save for the
 repros abundantly available, this example was not in primo condition.

 (M&M N/A)

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 11/28/11  This "356-A Factory Accessories Catalog" sold on Ebay for
 the astounding price of 
$760.00US!
Admittedly, this is one of the harder
 356-A accessory catalogs to find, and it does not come up for sale often.
 
However.........$760.00??
The catalog lists regular accessories available
 for order from the factory, and was dated December 1957.
(M&M N/A).

 11/28/11  This "356-B Super-90 Owner's Manual Supplement" sold on
 Ebay for
$204.00US! It appeared to be in pretty
poor condition for this
 price. Supplement covers 356-B's with Super-90 engines.
(M&M N/A).

 11/28/11  This "356-A Owner's Manual" sold on Ebay for $150.00US!
 
Pretty rough condition, pretty high price!!
(M&M N/A).

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 11/27/11  This "Porsche 356, 356-A, 356-B Special Tool Catalog" sold on
 Ebay for
$445.00US!
 It's probably dated August, 1960, and has pics of
 all the special factory tools, and explains their uses. You don't see this
 very often!
(M&M N/A).
 

 11/27/11  This "356-A Owner's Manual & Related Items" sold on Ebay
 for the astounding price of 
$667.00US!
Someone has a lot of money to
 throw around! The lot consisted of the 9/57 Owner's Manual, a Reutter
 Body book and the correct red plastic cover! WOW!
(M&M M/A).

 11/25/11  This "1961/62 356-B Owner's Manual & Related Items" sold on
 Ebay for
$668.00US! This is another Owner's Manual packet and related
 items that sold for an astounding price! These combinations of Owner's
 Manuals with other factory booklets often found together when new are
 really hot items. The combined price exceeds the combined value of the
 individual items.
(M&M N/A).

 11/24/11  This "Porsche 356 B/C Factory Workshop Manual" sold on
 Ebay for
$356.00US! The manual was described and appeared to be in
 very nice condition. Buyer got a nice manual at a fair price! This factory
 manual covers all 356-B's and 356-C's 1960-1965.
(M&M N/A).

 

 11/21/11  This "356 Porsche Accessory Ashtray" sold on Ebay for
 $112.00US!
It is not known if this nice ashtray was a Porsche factory
 factory accessory item, or an afermarket item. They have come up for
 auction several times on Ebay in the past few years.
(M&M N/A) 

 11/20/11  This "54 356 Pre-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay
 
$356.00US! This is the first workshop manual published for 356's and
 appeared to be in nice condition. Unless I missed something, this price
 was pretty low compared to recent 54 WSM sales.
(M&M N/A).  

 11/20/11  This "356-A Owner's Manual (1/56)" recently sold on Ebay for
 
the astounding price of $600.00US!
Very early A Owner's Manuals were
 not spral bound and are pretty rare, but this was a extremely high price!  
 It continues a trend of high prices for early factory manuals of all kinds.

 (M&M N/A).

 11/20/11  This "356 B/C Factory Workshop Manual (German)" sold on
 Ebay for
$443.00US! Fairly high price for this German language manual.
 Covers all 356-B's and 356-C's.
(M&M N/A).

 11/19/11  This "356 Pre-A Coupe Single Sales Sheet" sold on Ebay for
 
$114.00US! It is part of a series of four single sheets for the Coupe,
 Cabriolet, Speedster and Spyder. This is one of the LOWEST prices this
 author has ever seen for this usually highly collectable sales sheet!

 (M&M 56).

 11/13/11   This "Porsche 1500 Carrera Guide" in the English language
 sold on Ebay for
$510.00US! As rare and hard to find as these are, it's
 surprising the price wasn't even higher.  This manual only covers the
 1500 Carrera engines.
(M&M N/A).  

 11/10/11  This "54 356 Pre-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay
 
$681.00US! This is the first workshop manual published for 356's and
 appeared to be in nice condition. Unless I missed something, this price
 seems pretty high compared to recent 1954 WSM sales.
(M&M N/A).    

   During the past two months, workshop manuals and parts books have been sold in more than 50%    
   of the Ebay sales included in this report. Some have sold for very high prices, including the two sales    
   immediately following this comment. In general, sales brochures are still lagging sales prices in prior
   years, but the strong prices paid for "manuals" suggests that interest is restoration is picking up and
   demand for brochures should follow fairly soon! 

 

 

 10/28/11  This "Green & Yellow Porsche 356-C Brochure" sold on Ebay   
 for
$190.00US!  
This is a very collectable brochure, possibly one of the
 nicest 356-C brochure published by Porsche for the first 356 equipped
 with disc brakes.
(M&M 273).

 10/27/11  This "356-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 $224.00US!
It was noted to be in relatively poor condition.
(M&M N/A).

 10/23/11  This "356 Porsche Accessory Ashtray" sold on Ebay for
 $159.00US!
It is not known if this nice ashtray was a Porsche factory
 factory accessory item, or an afermarket item. They have come up for
 auction several times on Ebay in the past few years.
(M&M N/A) 

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 10/22/1  This "356-B T-5 Porsche Accessory Booklet" sold on Ebay for
 
$236.00US,
despite being in pretty ratty condition.
Accessory booklets
 are scarce! Many 356 owners want them! They show the regularly
 offered factory accessories, and are a really nice item to have with your
 356. They have slick color covers and black and white pictures and text
 inside.
(M&M 172).

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 10/22/11  This "356-A Porsche Factory Service Coupon Book" sold on
 Ebay for
$229.00US! The booklet contains coupons for regular service
 at the dealership. You don't see many of these early Service Coupon
 Books around. Makes a nice item for your 356-A Porsche. 
(M&M N/A).

 10/18/11  This "356-B Factory Workshop Manual & Supplement" sold
 on Ebay for
$499.00US!
Very Nice condition, fairly high price!
Lots of
 these manual sets in really nice condition coming up for auction lately.
 
 (M&M N/A). 

 10/17/11  This "356-B T-6 Porsche VW Brochure" was sold on Ebay for
 
$173.00US!
 It is unusual for two reasons. First it also shows a picture
 a black VW on the cover. Second, there is a large round hole in the front
 cover which shows the red coupe and black VW on the first inside page.
 The brochure has a slick cover and is all color inside.
(M&M 214).

 10/16/11  This "1956 356-A Factory Owner's Manual" sold at auction on
 Ebay for
$560.00US! It's the first Owner's Manual published by Porsche
 for the 356-A's, and as such is hard to find. Wow..........what a high price!
 In the auction in came with a green cover. Not sure of the originality of
 the green cover, most came with red covers. Condition was very poor!

 (M&M N/A).

 10/05/11  This "356-B Factory Workshop Manual & Supplement" sold
 on Ebay for
$510.00US!
Nice condtion, fairly high price. (M&M N/A). 

 10/05/11  This "Porsche 356-B Parts Book" sold on Ebay for $331.00US!
 The manual appeared in the pictures to be in excellent overall condition. 
 Factory parts books contain a wealth of valuable information from part
 diagrams to factory part numbers to part descriptions in English, French
 and German. Of particular value are the descriptions of fasteners like
 nuts, bolts, and screws, in technical terminology.
(M&M N/A).

 10/01/11  This "356 Porsche C/SC Accessory Price List" sold on Ebay
 for
$153.00US!
Accessory price lists are highly collectable as they show
 the factory accessories available when the cars were new. A nice item
 to have for your 1964 or 1965 356-C/SC.
(M&M N/A).

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 10/01/11  This "356-A Technical Data Brochure in French" sold on Ebay
 for
$193.00US! It is a small four page folder with technical information
 inside. There are many dated versions of this brochure with covers of
 different colors and many language versions.
(M&M 98).

 10/01/11  This "1955 Porsche 597 Jagdwagen Folder in French" sold on
 Ebay for
$251.00US!
There are also English and German language
 versions. This is a military like jeep vehicle that saw limited production.
 Folders like this in any language are hard to find.
(M&M N/A).

 09/11/11  This "356-B Factory Workshop Manual & Supplement" sold on
 Ebay for
$832.00US!
Wow.................What a Price! The set appeared to be
 in very nice condition. The supplement contains additional pages for the
 356-B T-6, and in some cases the 356-C.
(M&M N/A),

 09/03/11  This "54 356 Pre-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay
 
$1,225.00US! This is the first workshop manual published for 356's, and
 appeared to be in pretty nice condition. Selline price was right up there!

 (M&M N/A).  

 09/03/11  This "356-A Factory Workshop Manual & Supplement" sold
 on Ebay fo
r
$1,225.00US!
The workshop manual with red cloth cover is
 the early version, and the supplement manual with the tool graphic
 cover is the later version for model year 59 changes. Highest price I've
 ever seen for a set of 356-A shop manuals. They appeared to be in very
 nice condition! Buyer & Seller win this round!
(M&M N/A).  

 09/03/11  This very early "356-A Factory Parts Book" sold on Ebay for
 $415.00US! Original 356-A Parts Books are hard to find. Most are recent
 reprints sold by Stoddard. The early 356-A Parts Books like this one are
 really hard to find.
(M&M N/A).  

 08/29/11  This "356-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$250.00US! In nice condition, it was a good purchase for the Buyer.
 
(M&M N/A).

 08/26/11  This "Blue Speedster Brochure" sold on Ebay for $455.00US!
 The brochure appeared to be in nice condition, and is one of the few
 collectable 356 Porsche sales brochures sold near it's normal historical
 price! A record sales price was paid for this same brochure in June 2008
 in the amount of $1,625.00US!
(M&M 75).

 

 08/24/11  This "356-B Factory Workshop Manual & Supplement" sold on
 Ebay for
$555.00US!
The set appeared to be in very nice condition. The
 supplement contains additional pages for the 356-B T-6, and in some
 cases the 356-C.
(M&M N/A).

 08/17/11  This "356-A Factory Workshop Manual & Supplement" sold
 on Ebay fo
r
$519.00US!
The workshop manual with red cloth cover is
 the early version, and the supplement manual with the tool graphic
 cover is the later version for model year 1959 changes. Fairly high price
 for this set of manuals which appeared to be in nice condition! Seller
 wins this round!
(M&M N/A).

 07/17/11   This early version "356-A Factory Parts Book" sold on Ebay
 for
$153.00US!
The later versions have a maroon cover, different style
 pages inside, and are size-wise about twice as thick. 356-A Parts Books
 are normally hard to find for some unknown reason, particularly so for
 these early versions. Great Buy!
(M&M N/A).

 07/14/11  This "Blue Speedster Brochure" sold on Ebay for $425.00US!
 The brochure appeared to be in nice condition, and is one of the few
 collectable 356 Porsche sales brochures that sold it's normal historical
 price! 
(M&M 75).

 07/13/11   This early version "356-A Factory Parts Book" sold on Ebay
 for
$227.00US!
Ditto the comments above!
(M&M N/A).

 06/23/11   This "550 Spyder Single Sheet" sold on Ebay for $146.00US!
 
This is the LOWEST price this author has seen for this Spyder sheet,
 which is part of a series of four single sales sheets for the Coupe,
 Cabriolet, Speedster and Spyder. A complete set of these
single sheet
 sales flyers in nice condtion could easily bring between $800,00 and
 $1,200.00 during better times!
(M&M 62).

 06/23/11   This "Single Sheet Speedster Flyer" sold on Ebay for the low
 price of
$113.00US!
While it appeared to be in pretty nice condition, the
 sale price is the lowest price in many years! If you have a real Porsche
 Speedster, this is one of several sales items put out by the factory that
 you should have, particularly if you can get it at this price!
(M&M 60).

 06/23/11   This "356 Pre-A Coupe Single Sales Sheet" sold on Ebay for
 
$107.00US! It is part of a series of four single sheets for the Coupe,
 Cabriolet, Speedster and Spyder. This is the LOWEST price this author
 has ever seen for this usually highly collectable brochure!
(M&M 56).

 06/19/11   This "356-B Factory Parts Book in Paperback" sold on Ebay
 for
$174.00US
!
These later factory edition paperback parts book most
 often sell for significantly less than the original hardbound editions.

 (M&M N/A).

 06/19/11   This "Factory Accessory Key FOB" sold for $500.00US! on
 Ebay! Blue is a fairly rare color for these really high demand, high price
 goodies. Barely noticable in the picture is the Porsche crest imprinted
 on the front of the FOB. Condtion was maybe a 5 out of 10.
(M&M N/A).

 06/14/11  This "54 356 Pre-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay
 for
$332.00US!
A really good price for the Seller for this first factory
 workshop manual. Condtion was not perfect. Spline and covers were
 showing wear and separation. Insides looked pretty good.
(M&M N/A).

 06/12/11   This "356-B T-5 Brochure with a Roadster on Cover" sold on
 Ebay for
$155.00US!
This is the first appearance of the "Roadster"
 brochure in this listing. It has remained surprisingly inexpensive to
 acquire even as the ONLY factory color brochure with the Roadster
 on the cover.
(M&M 198).

 06/12/11   This "356-A Red Racy Elegence Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$117.00US!
Easily, this is the nicest 356-A Porsche sales brochure! It
 has a heavy slick cover, twenty all color pages, and covers all 356-A
 Porsches. There are two versions, one includes the Speedster, and
 the other includes the Convertible D. Super Buy for Buyer!!
(M&M 131).

 05/27/11   This "Ulmer Ceramic Plate" is an advertising item offered by
 Porsche during the mid-1950's which could be purchased at a Porsche
 dealerhip. It sold on Ebay for
$361.00US!
There are a number of other
 similar ceramic items used by Porsche as advertising items. This plate
 has routinely sold in the past for more than $600.00. Price is a sign of
 the times! Buyer got a smokin-deal!
(M&M N/A).

 05/22/11  This "62 356-B Accessory Catalog" sold on Ebay $158.00US!
 It has pictures and descriptions of accessories offered by Porsche for
 model year 1962. The price was a little lower than average possibly due
 to condition issues.
(M&M N/A).

 05/21/11   This "356-C Porsche Owner's Manual in French" sold on Ebay
 for
$151.00US!
The manual differs from the English version in that the
 top of the cover is olive green instead of yellow for the English version.
 Original owner's manuals are bringing increasing prices, but BEWARE,
 there are a lot of REPRODUCTIONS being offered for sale.
(M&M N/A).

 05/16/11  This "Porsche Spyder Owner's Manual Folder" sold on Ebay
 
for $565.00US! Unfortunately, there appeared to be some condition
 issues with this item, but being Spyder related, it sold for a hefty price.
 Anything Spyder whether technical manuals or sales literature brings
 a high price!
(M&M N/A).

 05/16/11  This "356-A Carrera Engine Owner's Manual Supplement" sold
 on Ebay for
$204.00US!
This supplement would normally be found with
 the regular Owner's Manual and deals exclusively with the Carrera 4-cam
 engine. As with most Carrera engine related literature, it was expensive.

 (M&M N/A).



 05/16/11   This "Porsche 356, 356-A, 356-B Special Tool Catalog" sold on
 Ebay for
$332.00US!
Billed as NOS/NIB (New Old Stock/New in Box), it
 appeared to be in perfect condition. It is probably dated August, 1960. It
 shows pictures of all the special factory tools, and explains their uses.
 You don't see this item very often!
(M&M N/A).

 05/16/11   This "1500, 1600, 2000 Carrera Engine Guide" sold on Ebay
 for
$337.00US!
It was described as NOS still in the original box, and did
 look like it!. Don't see this very often! Reasonable price considering the
 condition.
(M&M N/A).

 05/13/11  This "Manual Set:  A workshop Manual + Supplement + Parts
 Book
"
sold on ebay for $231.00US!
Great purchase for the Buyer! Sold
 separately, these three manuals in the condition they are in, should sell
 for a total of over $650.00!! This author intended to bid but forgot!! My
 loss! 56 356-A Workshop Manual, 356-A Workshop Manual, and 356-A
 Parts Book!
(M&M N/A).

 05/12/11  This "356-B Service Coupon and Dealer Locations Booklets"
 collectively sold on Ebay for
$144.00US!
The first contains coupons for
 regular maintenance service, and the second lists locations of Porsche
 dealers around the world. Normally you'd expect to find these with the
 factory owner's manual. Nice item to have for your 356.
(M&M N/A).

 05/09/11   Here's another early "Porsche Racing Poster" which sold on
 Ebay for
$1,250.00US!
I don't collect poster, but have a few, and don't
 know a lot about them, except they are hard to find, and sell for big
 bucks!
(M&M N/A).

 05/09/11  This "1955 Porsche XXII Mille Miglia Poster" sold on Ebay for
 
$500.00US! Porsche racing and showroom sales posters are highly
 collectable, and the early ones like this one bring big bucks, as you can
 see. This is the second time one of these rare posters has sold on Ebay
 in the last several months.
(M&M N/A).

 04/25/11  This "356-B T-6 Porsche VW Brochure" was sold on Ebay for
 
$113.00US!
 It is unusual for two reasons. First it also shows a picture
 a black VW on the cover. Second, there is a large round hole in the
 cover which shows the red coupe and black VW on the first inside
 page. The brochure has slick covers and is all color inside. This is one
 of the lowest prices I've seen paid for this brochure!
(M&M 214).   

 04/14/11   This "56 Porsche Vacation Delivery Folder" sold on Ebay for
 
$178.00US!
It is suprisingly hard to find. Inside is information about how
 to pick up a Porsche at the factory and make a vacation out of it. It used
 to be that the savings from picking up the car at the factory would pay
 for the vacation! May stilll be true!
(M&M 303).

 04/01/11  This "1955 Speedster Owner's Manual" sold on Ebay for the
 bid price of
$910.00US!
This is the only 356 Owner's Manual published
 specifically for the Speedster. Later Speedsters came with a generic
 manual applicable to all models. These are almost impossible to find as
 most were damaged due to storage in pockets of windowless doors. As
 such they are rare, and are bid and priced accordingly.
(M&M N/A). 

 03/29/11  This "54 356 Pre-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay
 for
$400.00US!
This is the first Porsche workshop manual published.
 It looked to be in nice condition, hence the price.
(M&M N/A).

 03/28/11  This "Series 356-A 1600 & Carrera Brochure" sold on ebay for
 
$150.00US!
 It is a simple folder with a bright red cover and inside are
 pictures and specifications for the 356-A 1600, the 550 Spyder, and the
 356-A Carrera 4-cam models. One of my favorites!
(M&M 96).

 03/13/11  This "Special SILVER Christophorus Calendar Coin Set" sold
 on Ebay for
$1,162.00US!
Calendar coins were given to subscribers of
 Porsches calendars beginning in 1962, and continuing to this day. The
 early calendar coins are rare and very collectable. These special sets of
 coins in real SILVER was given to special people by the factory for their
 contributions to Porsche. They are very rare!
(M&M N/A).

 03/13/11  This "1958 Porsche Christophorus Calendar" sold on Ebay for
 
$491.00US! Porsche started publishing these calendars in 1957. The
 style/layout has changed over the years but these early spiral bound

 calendars are had to find and bring high prices!
(M&M N/A).

 03/13/11  This "1957 Porsche Erfolge" sold on Ebay for $200.00US! The
 folder lists the race victories for Porsche for 1957. Highly collectable,

 and a strong price was paid.
(M&M N/A).

 03/08/11  This "1955 Porsche XXII Mille Miglia Poster" sold on Ebay for
 
$800.00US! Porsche racing and showroom sales posters are highly
 collectable, and the early ones like this one bring big bucks, as you can
 see.
(M&M N/A).

 02/28/11  Another "1954 Porsche Factory 356 Pre-A Workshop Manual"
 
sold on Ebay for $256.00US!
A Low price for this normally hard to find
 item.
(M&M N/A).

 02/27/11   This "1957 Factory Accessories Catalog" sold on Ebay for
 
$560.00US! This is one of the toughest post-1956 Accessory Manuals
 
to find and ALWAYS brings a high price!! This author was one of the
 losing bidders. It has pictures and descriptions of the various factory
 accessories available at the time. A nice item!
(M&M N/A).

 02/27/11   This "1962 Christophorus Calendar Coin" sold on Ebay for
 $383.00US!
The 1962 coin is the first of a series of bronze coins put out
 by Porsche with their annual calendar. The coin and calendar set is still
 being sold today by dealers. This first coin sold for a reasonable price.
 
(M&M N/A).

 02/27/11  This "Porsche 356-A Parts Book" sold on Ebay for $223.00US!
 Careful inspection of the photos accompanying the auction disclosed
 that this is an original 356-A parts book, and not a later reproduction by
 Stoddard or others. Originals, for some reason, are hard to find! The
 color of the part number/description pages is the telling characteristic of
 an original. Great price for the BUYER! 
(M&M N/A). 

 02/23/11  This "Porsche 50 Year Anniversary Poster" sold on Ebay for
 
$459.00US!
It features a 356-A Coupe.
(M&M N/A).

 02/20/11  This "Porsche 356-B Carrera GS/GT Owner's Manual Insert"
 sold on Ebay for
$492.00US!
This manual was designed to go with the
 regular 356-B owner's manual. Interestingly it specifically mentions the
 GT version! As with anything Carrera, these 4-cam supplements tend to
 be expensive!
(M&M N/A).

 02/16/11  Here's a "356-A Factory Workshop Manual and Supplement"
 that sold on Ebay for
$355.00US!
The workshop manual came out in
 1956 and the supplement in 1959.
(M&M N/A).

 02/13/11   These "Two Early 356 Pre-A Sales Brochures" sold on Ebay
 for
$312.00US!
On the left is an early 356 Pre-A sales folder from 1950
 known as the
"Blue Coupe Pre-A Brochure".
On the right is a simple
 red ink folder with tech info inside from about the same period. Both are
 highly collectable and at the winning bid, are a great price for the Buyer!

 (M&M 11 & 300).
The last sixty days have been very interesting in terms of what rarely seen or sold sales brochures and  
 dealer published sales folders and price lists that have been brought to auction. There have been some
 hefty prices paid! Some sales seemed to suggest that prices were getting back to normal and others that
 seemed to suggest the reverse. In any case some very interesting sales literature has changed hands.

 02/11/11  This English version of the "1600cc Years Ahead Brochure"
 sold on Ebay for
$110.00US!
In this case, English means England, not
 the language. It is a single sheet in color, with a half page color flap that
 shows all the 356-A models including the Spyder. There are several
 versions of this brochure, the "English" being on the left, and the
 English language shown on the right.
(M&M 81).

 02/11/11  This "1954 Swedish Pre-A Single Sales Sheet" sold on Ebay
 for
$172.00US!
This author has never seen this sheet before, and the
 auction description did not give much information. It is for 356 Pre-A
 Porsches, and gives technical information on the back side.
(M&M N/A).

 02/11/11  This "Porsche 356 Carrera 2 Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$455.00US! There are two versions of this brochure, one for the 356-B
 Carrera 2 and the other for the 356-C Carrera C. Both look essentially
 the same. It was not clear from the auction description which one this
 was. This a high price to pay for this nice brochure!
(M&M 233).

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 02/11/11  This small "5.25" x 6.5" Folder with the 550 Spyder on the
 Cover"
from the early 60's sold on Ebay for $361.00US! It is a difficult  
 
356 Porsche brochure to find! Inside are specs on Coupes, Cabriolets,
 Hardtops, & Roadsters. Another one sold more than a year ago for
 $540.00.
(M&M N/A).

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 02/11/11  This "Very Early 1951/52 Tech Data Folder" sold on Ebay for
 
$133.00US! It is printed in rust/red color on poor quality tan paper, and
 provides specifications for the early 1100 & 1300 engines. This item is
 nowhere near the quality of later glossy sales brochures. Collectability
 and value are based on the fact that it is very early!
(M&M HB 300).
 

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 02/09/11  This "Rainbow 356-A Convertible D Brochure" sold on Ebay
 
for $100.00US!
One of the lowest prices seen in recent years! There are
 two versions of this brochure, for for the "Convertible" and the other
 for the "Convertible D". Very colorful brochure!
(M&M 147).

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 02/09/11   This "Silver Swedish 8-pg 356-A Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$183.00US!
Contrary to the listing description, the text is in Swedish,
 and not in German. Inside are black and white pictures of 356-A's and
 testimonials about the 356-A's. Because this is a Dealer/Country item,
 it will be hard to find.
(M&M N/A).

 02/09/11  This "Porsche 904 Carrera GTS Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$306.00US!
This is a pretty good price assuming the brochure is in very
 nice condition, and considering they have sold for much more in the
 recent past.
(M&M 295).

 02/09/11  This "Type 597 Porsche Jagdwagen Brochure" sold on ebay
 for
$293.00US! The vehicle is a military jeep-like vehicle. The brochure
 is a simple folder, 4 pages, in German, and is dated June 1955. It is very
 difficult to find, and also comes as a French language version. It is not
 a 356 Porsche, but an interesting literature collectable!
(M&M N/A).

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 02/09/11  This "Porsche Spyder 550/1500RS Folder" sold on Ebay for
 
$1,575.00US!
 Wow! What a price to pay for this very simple folder on
 poor quality paper with lots of technical information inside. It is a very
 rare item, and given that it is for a 550 Spyder, it brings a high price!
 
(M&M HB 302).

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 02/09/11  This 356-A "Vacation Delivery Plan" brochure sold on ebay
 for
$225.00US!
Despite showing Pre-A Porsches in the pictures, it was
 published in late 1957, and shows factory pickup prices for Coupes,
 Cabriolets, Speedsters and Hardtops. In those days you could pay for a
 European vacation with the savings from picking up your new Porsche

 at the factory.
(M&M 141).

 02/09/11  This "356 Pre-A Green Circle of Coupes Brochure" sold on
 Ebay for
$118.00US! A very nice price for the Buyer! Most know that
 there is an idential blue version of this Pre-A brochure as well. Both
 are nice collectable brochures particularly if you own a Pre-A Porsche.

 (M&M 65).

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 02/09/11   This "White Pre-A Photo Folder" sold on Ebay for $435.00US!
 
Always a tough item to find, it contains 3 photo cards of early 356 Pre-A
 Porsches, each featuring a beautiful split window Porsche with a very
 beautifil female! There is a version with at least one picture that is very
 different.
(M&M HB 299).

 02/09/11  This "Blue Speedster Brochure" sold on Ebay for $470.00US!
 This price suggests that this brochure is returning to its normal value
 as established over the past several years. Several prior sales were for
 much less. 
(M&M 75).  

 02/09/11  This "356-A Carrera 57 Brochure" sold on Ebay for $435.00US!
 This price was higher than recent sales and also suggests that values
 for 356 Porsche sales literature are on the rebound. The Carrera 57
 Brochure is one of the most colorful and sought after brochures from
 the 356 era!
(M&M 127).

 02/09/11  This "Series 356-A 1600 & Carrera Brochure" sold on ebay for
 
$214.00US!
 It is a simple folder with a bright red cover and inside are
 pictures and specifications for the 356-A 1600, the 550 Spyder, and the
 356-A Carrera 4-cam models. One of my favorites!
(M&M 96).

 02/08/11   This "356-A Accessory Luggage Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$163.00US!
 It is believed to have been published in 1956, and shows
 special accessory luggage available as accessories for 356-A Porsches.
 These luggage items are also shown in the factory accessory booklets
 of the time.
(M&M 303).

 02/08/11  This "1959 AFN Ltd. English Dealer Price List" sold on Ebay
 for
$169.00US!
AFN, Ltd was a London, England Porsche dealer, who
 published this price list showing the new 356-B T-5's including the new
 Coupe, Cabriolet, Hardtop & Roadster. You won't see many of these
 dealer prices lists, they are few and far between
. (M&M N/A).

 02/08/11  This "Vacation Delivery Plan Folder" was sold on Ebay for
 
$294.00US! It
is an undated multiple fold out brochure in English
 outlining Porsche's Europen Delivery Plan. Pick up a new 356 Porsche
 at the factory or at other designated places in Europe and enjoy your
 vacation. The brochure is believed to have been published in 1954 or
 1955 and is similar to another version shown in the Merritt & Miller
 book
page 141.
(M&M N/A).


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 02/08/11  This "356-B Porsche Dealer Postcard Folder" sold on Ebay  
 for $171.00US!
Inside are five postcard sized images, one is a tear-off
 postcard to be sent back to the dealer. This does not appear to be a
 factory item. It was published in the US by George Mench Photography
 and Publishing Company of Ridgefield, Connecticut. It was probably
 published by a Porsche dealer or Distributor
(M&M 210).

 


 02/08/11  This "Glasspar Fiberglas Hardtop Folder"
sold on Ebay for
 
$350.00US!
While not a "Porsche" brochure,
Glasspar began offering
 fiberglass hardtops for the Speedster in 1955, and by early 1957 they
 were approved by the factory, and offered for sale through all Porsche
 distributors. It was priced at $285 in the United States and a little more
 than $300 in Europe."
A definite 356 literature collectable!
(M&M N/A).

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 02/08/11
 This "1956 Swedish 356-A Sales Folder"
sold on Ebay for
 
$494.00US!
It is one of very few known Swedish sales brochures for
 356 Porsches. It is a double folder that folds out twice. Pictures inside
 include the 356-A Cabriolet, Speedster and Spyder together with the
 Carrera 4-Cam engine. It is very hard to find, and rarely comes up for
 sale. This author was a losing bidder!
(M&M HB 306).
  

 02/08/11  This "Early 356-A Price List" sold on Ebay for $229.00US! It
 includes prices for the Speedster 1500 GS Carrera and
Spyder Type
 550 1500 RS. It's these rare little price lists and odd sales brochures that
 bring the big bucks!
(M&M N/A).

 02/08/11  This "Very Early 50's French Language Sales Sheet" sold on
 Ebay for
$1,164.00US! Seller said text is in French. It is probably a sales
 sheet for a Saarbrucken, Germany Porsche Dealer. Saarbrucken, the
 city, is located in SW Germany very near the French border, hence the
 French text. Never seen this rare survivor dealer sales sheet, which
 mentions the 1100 engine only! Big price!
(M&M N/A).

 02/08/11  This "Single Sheet Speedster Flyer" sold on Ebay for the low
 price of
$178.00US!
While it appeared to be in pretty nice condition, the
 sale price is one of the lowest in many years! If you have a real Porsche
 Speedster, this is one of several sales items put out by the factory that
 you should have!
(M&M 60).

 
 02/08/11
 This "Black & White Pre-A 'Crest' Folder"
sold on Ebay for
 
$157.00US!
The folder is not dated and was likely published in the US,
 and includes general information about the Pre-A Coupe, Cabriolet and
 Speedster.
(M&M 79).
 

 02/08/11  This "550 Spyder Single Sheet" sold on Ebay for $192.00US!
 
This is a fairly low price for this item which is part of a series of four
 single sales sheets for the Coupe, Cabriolet, Speedster and Spyder. A
 complete set of these
single sheet sales flyers in nice condtion could
 easily bring between $800,00 and $1,200.00!
(M&M 62).

 02/08/11  This "356 Pre-A Coupe Single Sales Sheet" sold on Ebay for
 
$168.00US! It is part of a series of four single sheets for the Coupe,
 Cabriolet, Speedster and Spyder.
(M&M 56).

 02/08/11  This "Early 356-B Canadian Dealer Price List" sold on Ebay for
 
$325.00US! This author has never seen this price list, and was a losing
 bidder! It is rare because it is Canadian, hence not circulated in the US,
 or Europe, and it's probably a Dealer published item, both issues being
 responsible for the high winning bid!
(M&M N/A).

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 02/08/11  This "Very Early 1951/52 Tech Data Folder" sold on Ebay for
 
$158.00US! It is printed in rust/red color on poor quality tan paper, and
 provides specifications for the early 1100 & 1300 engines. This item is
 nowhere near the quality of later glossy sales brochures. Collectability
 and value are based on the fact that it is very early!
(M&M HB 300).

 02/08/11  This "54 356 Pre-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay
 
for $350.00US! Several have come up for bid within the last sixty days.
 Condition wise, this is one of the best! At the winning bid price, it was
 a very good deal for the Buyer. They don't come this nice very often!

 (M&M N/A).

 01/23/11  This "Yellow Pre-A Coupe Brochure" sold on Ebay for the low
 price of
$254.00US!
This very collectable Pre-A brochure is one of the
 earliest all color brochures, and was published by Porsche in 1952 with
 the cover artwork done by Eric Strenger.
(M&M 15).  

 01/23/11  This "55 Tourist Delivery Folder" sold on Ebay for $188.00US!
 It includes prices for the full range of Porsches for pick up at the factory.
 In those days, you could pick up your Porsche at the factory, and pay
 the cost of getting there for what you would pay a dealer in the USA.
 That may still be true today.
(M&M 85).

 01/21/11  This "Pre-A 50-54 Parts Book" sold on Ebay for $480.00US!
 
It is
NOT an original Porsche Factory Parts Book! Rather it is a COPY!

 The black binding is modern and one give away! The white title section
 on the cover is a copy of a portion of the first page of an original parts
 book, pasted on the cover. The original parts book copied is probably
 dated 1953.
(M&M N/A).

 01/21/11  This "Carrera Guide 4-cam Engine Manual" sold on Ebay for
 $214.00US! Seems like a pretty low price! Buyer wins on this one! The
 manual covers the 1500, 1600 and 2000 Carrera 4-cam engines, and
 supplements the regular A, B & C factory workshop manuals. This one
 appeared to be in very nice condition.
(M&M N/A).

 01/21/11  This "53/55 356 Pre-A Factory Parts Book" sold on Ebay for 
 $235.00US!
Based on the cover, and the fact that it is described as a
 1953/1955 parts book, it is likely a
Stoddard reprint. There is an original
 1953 parts book and a 1955 parts book published by Porsche. If it is
 a
Stoddard reprint, the price is about right. Original manuals are much
 harder to find, and would likely bring a much higher price.
(M&M N/A).

 01/21/11  This "356-B Factory Softcover Parts Book" sold on Ebay for
 
$200.00US! Looked to be in nice condition. Price was right. Good item
 for all the information in contains.
(M&M N/A)
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 01/21/11  Nice set of "356-B T-6 and 356 B-T5/C Supplement Workshop
 Manuals"
sold on Ebay for $395.00US!
Fair price for nice manuals!

 (M&M N/A).

 01/04/11  This "Porsche Carrera 904 GTS Owner's Manual" sold on
 Ebay for
$379.00US! This price is near the average price for this hard
 to find 904 owner's. Typically any literature item for a Porsche race
 car is going to be expensive! This was no exception!
(M&M N/A).

 01/04/11  A "Lot of 356 & 911 Literature" sold on Ebay for $259.00US!
 
The important item is in the upper left corner, a simple price folder with
 the unusual aspect that it shows prices for both the late 356 C/SC's and
 the early 911's. One of the few factory sales literature items to show the

 356 & 911 information together.
(M&M N/A).

 01/02/11  This "1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Brochure" sold on Ebay  
 
for
$760.00US!
Second one sold within a month! This is highly sought
 after brochure for the rare 911 Carrera RS usually sells for a high price!
 A very hard to find item!
(M&M N/A).

 12/30/10  This "Yellow Pre-A Coupe Brochure" sold on Ebay for the low
 price of
$261.00US!
This very collectable Pre-A brochure is one of the
 earliest all color brochures, and was published by Porsche in 1952 with
 the cover artwork done by Eric Strenger.
(M&M 15).

 12/17/10  This "54 356 Pre-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay
 for
$660.00US!
This is close to the the highest price this author as seen
 paid for a 54 factory workshop manual! Be all appearances, the manual
 was in really nice condition which was at least partially responsible for
 the high bid price. Hard item to find in this condition!
(M&M N/A).

 12/13/10  This 8 1/4 inch x 6 inch, undated, 24 page "Ripened by Trial
 Brochure"
is believed to have been published in 1956. It sold on Ebay
 for
$201.00US!
This is a  fairly low price for this brochure. Inside there
 is a page of technical data, with many references 356-A's, 356-A 1500
 GS Carreras, and 550 1500 RS Spyders.
(M&M 109).  

 12/12/10  This "356 B/C Porcelean Dealer Plate/Ashtray" sold on Ebay
 for
$180.00US!
 
Not sure of this history of these plates, but they are
 probably USA made dealer plates from the time period 1962 to 1965.
 May not be a factory item, but a nice collectable anyway.
(M&M N/A).

 12/12/10  This "550 Spyder Single Sheet" sold on Ebay for a reasonable
 price of
$373.00US!
This item is part of a series of four single sheets for
 the Coupe, Cabriolet, Speedster and Spyder. A complete set of these
 
single sheet sales flyers in nice condtion could easily bring between
 $800,00 and $1,200.00!
(M&M 62).

 12/12/10  This "356-B T-5 Workshop Manual & T-6/C Supplement" sold
 on Ebay for the ridiculously high price of
$634.00US! 
The set appeared
 to be in really very nice condition, as such fairly hard to find. However,
 the price went way over reasonable value! Somebody REALLY wanted
 a REALLY nice set of manuals! Their right, of course, their money!

 (M&M N/A).

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 12/09/10  This set of "356-B & 356-B T-6 Softcover Parts Books" sold on
 Ebay for
$199.00US! A fairly decent price for the Buyer considering the
 amount of information available in these parts books, and the fact that
 they appeared to be in pretty nice condition! The B T-6 parts book is a
 supplement to the earlier 356-B T-5 parts book.
(M&M N/A).

 12/05/10  This "54 356 Pre-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay
 for
$713.00US!
This is probably the highest price this author as seen
 paid for a 54 factory workshop manual! Be all appearances, the manual
 was in really nice condition which was at least partially responsible for
 the high bid price. Hard to find in this condition!
(M&M N/A).

 12/04/10  This 8 1/4 inch x 6 inch, undated, 24 page "Ripened by Trial
 Brochure"
is believed to have been published in 1956. It sold on Ebay
 for
$208.00US!
This is a  fairly low price for this brochure. Inside there
 is a page of technical data, with many references 356-A's, 356-A 1500
 GS Carreras, and 550 1500 RS Spyders.
(M&M 109).  

 12/04/10  This "356-A Owner's Manual" sold on Ebay for $225.00US!
 
This is a
ridiculuously HIGH PRICE for this owner's manual. What is
 worse is that because of all the reproductions floating around, it's
 impossible to tell on Ebay if you're getting a repop or an original. Too
 many times Seller's use vague language to describe their offering!

 (M&M N/A).

 12/03/10  This "1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Brochure" sold on Ebay  
 
for
$840.00US!
This is a highly sought after brochure for the rare 911
 Carrera RS. These RS brochures usually bring the high price this one
 sold for!  A very hard to find item!
(M&M N/A).

 12/01/10  This "Blue Circle of Coupes Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 $138.00US!
This Pre-A brochure is fairly common and prices are just
 now going over $100.00. There is a very similar brochure of the same
 period with a green background. Both are very collectable for 356 Pre-A
 owners.
(M&M 65).

 11/30/10  This "Porsche Spyder RS60 Parts Book" sold on Ebay for
 $1,825.00US!
Rarely do you see this rare Spyder parts book come up
 for sale anywhere! The manual is Super Rare and impossible to find
 and looked to be in very nice condition. Includes part diagrams & part
 numbers for
all
the parts in a RS60 Spyder race car.
(M&M N/A).

 11/28/10  This "356-A Owner's Manual and Related Booklets" sold on
 Ebay for
$511.00US!
This is a good example of the "whole" being worth
 more than the sum of its "parts". The September 57 owner's manual
 came together with other factory booklets commonly found together in
 the red paper factory folder. Someone with a 356-A wanted this nice set
 pretty badly!
(M&M N/A).

 11/25/10  This "54/55 Porsche Factory Accessory Scarf" sold on Ebay
 for
$294.00US! While not a sales literature item, it's a factory advertising
 item among many offered by Porsche, and which have become highly
 collectable! Other advertising items include pens, ashtrays, cigarette
 cases, place settings, umbrellas and a whole raft of other items.

 (M&M N/A).

 11/24/10  These two "Pre-A Split-Window Picture Cards" sold on Ebay
 for
$104.00US!
They may be postcards, but are more likely to be two
 cards in a set of three originally inclosed in a white folder/envelope put
 out by the Porsche in the very early 1950's. These images are different
 than those shown in the M&M reference. Both images show early split
 window 356 Pre-A Porsches. The complete set is worth much more!

 (M&M 299).

 11/13/10  This "Porsche Carrera 904 GTS Owner's Manual" sold on Ebay
 for
$470.00US! This price is near the average price for this hard to find
 904 owner's. Typically any literature item for a Porsche race car is going
 to be expensive! This was no exception!
(M&M N/A).

 11/07/10  This "356-A Factory Workshop Manual & Supplement" sold
 on Ebay fo
r
$218.00US!
The workshop manual with red cloth cover is
 the early version, and the supplement manual with the tool graphic
 cover is the later version for model year 1959 changes. Very low price
 for this set of manuals which appeared to be in nice condition! Buyer
 wins this round!
(M&M N/A).

 10/31/10  This 8 1/4 inch x 6 inch, undated 24 page "Ripened by Trial
 Brochure"
is believed to have been published in 1956. It sold on Ebay
 for
$213.00US!
This is a low price for this brochure. Inside there is
 a page of technical data, with many references 356-A's, 356-A 1500 GS
 Carreras, and 550 1500 RS Spyders.
(M&M 109).

 9/28/10 $259.00US! & $175.00US!  Two "356-A Owner's Manuals" were
 auctioned on Ebay this date. It's IMPOSSIBLE to tell if these manuals
 were ORIGINAL or REPRODUCTIONS!! The market has been flooded
 with REPRO 356 owner's manuals with Buyers claiming they are NOS,
 Original, Vintage, Period-Correct, etc! If these were Repros, the prices
 paid were WAY TOO HIGH! Beware when buying these on Ebay!!!

 9/26/10  This 8 1/4 inch x 6 inch, undated 24 page "Ripened by Trial
 Brochure"
is believed to have been published in 1956. It sold on Ebay
 for
$230.00US!
This is a low price for this brochure. Inside there is a
 page of technical data, with many references 356-A's, 356-A 1500 GS
 Carreras, and 550 1500 RS Spyders.
(M&M 109).

 9/26/10  This "356-A Carrera 57 Brochure" sold on Ebay for $300.00US!
 This price is considerably less than what these brochures have been
 going for over the past several years. It appeared to be in excellent
 condition! Some buyer got a pretty good deal!
(M&M 127).

 9/26/10  This "1962 Christophorus Calendar Coin" sold on Ebay for
 $179.00US!
The 1962 coin is the first of a series of bronze coins put out
 by Porsche with their annual calendar. The coin and calendar set is still
 being sold today by dealer. This first coin sold for a rediculously low
 price. Score one for the Buyer!!
(M&M N/A).

 9/24/10  This "Late 356-C/SC & Early 911 Price List" sold on Ebay for
 $304.00US!
It is UNUSUAL because it shows prices for 356-C's & SC's
 together with prices for the later six cylinder 911. This price list was
 published in USA by Porsche of North America, Teaneck, N. J. It is a
 tough item to find, hence the high price for a small 3.5" x 5.5" price list
 folder.
(M&M 312).

 9/16/10 This "Green 356-C Brochure" sold on Ebay for $140.00US! A
 very low price for probably the nicest 356-C brochure published by
 Porsche. This was a good score for the Buyer!
(M&M 273).

 9/15/10 This "356-B Workshop Manual & Supplement" sold on Ebay
 $140.00US!
This is an unbelievablely low price! If there wasn't a real
 problem with one or both of these manuals, and they were in decent
 condtion, then the BUYER stole them! What a Deal!
(M&M N/A).

         A little Comentary about Literature Prices over the past couple of years!
 It's pretty obvious that prices paid for 356 Porsche literature have declined quite a bit over the last
 several years. When B and C Accessory Catalogs sell routinely for one third of what they sold for
 regularly two years ago, when a Blue Speedster Brochure sells for $180.00US, and when nice factory
 workshop manuals are coming out of the woodwork left and right, you gotta know something has
 changed. And like they say in politics, "It's the Economy, Stupid!" Well, yeah, it is the Economy, and
 you can blame politics!! When is our government going to get its ----ing act together? End of Rant!!

 9/1/10  This "356 Porsche Key Fob" sold on Ebay for $1,000.00US! This
 price is significantly lower the prior sales, probably reflecting the state
 of the economy and reduced demand. It did have the correct thingie on
 the end of the chain!
(M&M N/A).

 

 9/1/10  This "Yellow Pre-A Coupe Brochure" sold on Ebay for the very
 low price of
$154.00US!
This Pre-A brochure is one of the earliest all
 color brochures, published in 1952 with artwork by Eric Strenger. Low
 price may be due to
some thinking this was a reprint due to its faded
 color compared to known originals! I think it's a FAKE!
(M&M 15).

 8/31/10  This "Blue Speedster Brochure" sold on Ebay for $180.00US!
 The price was one of the lowest in recent memory considerably below
 recent sales. The brochure appeared to be in nice condition, probably
 7 out of 10!
(M&M 75).

 8/30/10  This "356-A Factory Workshop Manual & Supplement" sold on
 Ebay for
$355.00US! The workshop manual with red cloth cover is the
 early version, and the supplement manual with the tool graphic cover
 is the later version for model year 1959 changes. Fair price for this nice
 set.
(M&M N/A).

 8/28/10  This factory supplied "Black Cap Glycerin Bottle" sold on Ebay
 
$282.00US!
I
t's unclear when Porsche started and stopped including
 this item with new cars. But they have become scarce and in demand.
 Most were used up or lost years ago. A second version has a
red
cap.
 
Word has it that a repro of this item is being contemplated.
(M&M N/A).

 8/25/10   This "356-A Factory Parts Book" sold on Ebay for $153.00US!
 
This author was the high bidder. It is the very early version 356-A parts
 book. Price was very attractive. The front cover had separated from the
 spine of the book, but after professional repair, it looks like new. The
 rest of the manual and the inside pages were mint perfect.
(M&M N/A).

 8/23/10   Another "356-A Factory Workshop Manual & Supplement"   
 sold on Ebay for the low price of
$159.00US! The workshop manual
 with red cloth cover is the early version, and the supplement manual
 with the tool graphic cover is the later version for model year 1959
 changes. Condition was less the the earlier sale, but still a great price
 for the buyer!
(M&M N/A).


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 8/17/10   This "1953 Factory Service Coupon Book" sold on Ebay for
 the amazing price of $404.00US! Price is due to rarity of this item and
 the fact that it is early Pre-A. Inside are coupons for regular oil changes
 and other service requirements at various milage points.
(M&M N/A).

 8/12/10   This "Porsche Factory 550 Spyder Owner's Manual" sold on
 Ebay for
$
355.00US! I have concerns about many of these rare Spyder

 owner's manuals coming up for auction. I don't have lots of originals
 to compare them to, and there are lots of reproductions being offered.

 In this case,
I have questions about this one! (M&M N/A).

 7/31/10  This "356-C Tests Brochure" sold on Ebay for $108.00US! It' is
 the German language version. A similar English language version has
 green where the red is on the cover. In 24 pages it is a collection of test
 articles for the new 356-C's and SC's. Both versions were published in
 1964. For whatever reason this brochure rarely comes up for sale.

 (M&M 307).

 7/31/10   This "Special Issue Christophorus Magazine for the 356-B"
 sold on Ebay for
$100.00US!
Early Christo mags particularly German
 issues 1-18 routinely sell for more than $100. A German Christo #1
 might sell for between $4,000.00US and $5,000.00US. This Special B
 issue has lots of information about 356-B Porsches that were being
 introduced at the time. These mags were published by Porsche.

 (M&M N/A).

 7/28/10  This "Porsche Factory 550 Spyder Owner's Manual" sold on
 Ebay for
$
153.00US!
As with the one shown above,
I question whether
 this is an original.
Perhaps other possible bidders thought the same,
 as the price was quite low. I would be happy for someone to prove me
 wrong!
(M&M N/A).

 7/20/10  This "356-B T-5 Factory Workshop Manual & T-6 Supplement"
 sold on Ebay for
$286.00US! This is the 356-B T-5 workshop manual
 and the 356-B T-6 set of supplements. Manuals appeared to be in very
 nice condition. Relatively low price, nice set of manuals!
(M&M N/A).

 7/18/10  This "356 Porsche Carrera 2 Brochure" sold on Ebay for the
 very low price of
$100.00US! Didn't catch which version this one was
 either the B version or the C version, maybe it wasn't mentioned. In
 either case, this was a great price for the buyer! Normally you'd expect
 this item to go for $250.00 or more!
(M&M 233).

 7/18/10  This "356-C Porsche Script Brochure" was sold on Ebay for
 
$105.00US! This fairly
uncommon 356-C brochure is fairly hard to find
 compared to other 356-C brochures. The final bid price on this was a
 good price for the Buyer!
(M&M 311).

 7/18/10  This "1963 Porsche Factory Accessory Catalog" sold on Ebay
 for
$128.00US!
The catalog lists factory accessories most with pictures
 that were available when a 356-C was ordered new. A 1964 version of
 this accessory catalog sold on Ebay on April 24, 2007 for $365.00US.
 This one sold for a surprisingly low price in comparison!
Buyer won!

 (M&M 281).

 7/18/10  This "356-B T-6 Porsche VW Brochure" was sold on Ebay for
 
$173.00US!
 It is unusual for two reasons. First it also shows a picture
 a black VW on the cover. Second, there is a large round hole in the
 cover which shows the red coupe and black VW on the first inside
 page. The brochure has a slick cover and is all color inside.
(M&M 214).

 

 7/18/10  This "Series 356-A 1600 & Carrera Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$150.00US!
A simple folder with a bright red cover. Inside are pictures
 and specifications for the 356-A 1600, the 550 Spyder, and the 356-A
 Carrera 4-cam models. One of my favorites!
(M&M 96).

 7/18/10  This "356 Pre-A Green Circle of Coupes Brochure" sold on
 Ebay for
$156.00US! A very nice price for the Buyer! Most know that
 there is an idential blue version of this Pre-A brochure as well. Both
 are nice collectable brochures particularly if you own a Pre-A Porsche.

 (M&M 65).

 7/15/10  This "Early 356-A Workshop Manual and Supplement" sold on
 Ebay for
$225.00US!
The red cloth covered 356-A manuals preceeded
 the tool graphic versions. This set looked to be in pretty nice condition
 and the buyer probably got the best of this exchange
. (M&M N/A).

 7/11/10  This "1962 356-B Factory Accessory Catalog" sold on Ebay for
 
$129.00US!
Cheap in comparison to prior sales prices. Congrats to the
 Buyer. Catalog shows the factory accessory options for new 356-B's.
 Nice to know what you could have had if you had purchased the car

 new!
(M&M N/A).

 7/11/10  This "1957 Porsche 356-A Accessory Booklet" sold on Ebay
 for
$184.00US!
This early accessory booklet is rarely seen. Later B &
 C accessory booklets are more common. All are highly collectable and
 in demand. This example was marred by a red stamp on the cover and
 punched holes on the side. Punching holes in sales brochures seems
 to be a common practice in Europe. Very destructive!
(M&M N/A).

 7/6/10  This "Porsche 356-B T-5 Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$559.00US!
WOW, what a price!! Maybe the highest price I've ever seen
 for this manual. From appearances it was in near mint condition. You
 don't see these manuals often is this condition. High price, but very
 nice manual!
(M&M N/A).

 7/5/10  This "356-B T-6 Porsche VW Brochure" was sold on Ebay for
 
$158.00US!
 It is unusual for two reasons. First it also shows a picture
 a black VW on the cover. Second, there is a large round hole in the
 cover which shows the red coupe and black VW on the first inside
 page. The brochure has slick covers and is all color inside.
(M&M 214).

 7/4/10  This "Porsche Carrera 904 GTS Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$252.00US!
A really low price for this rare 904 brochure! In the recent
 past this brochure regularly sold for more than $400.00! The Buyer got
 a DEAL!
(M&M N/A).

 6/30/10  This "356-B T-5 Factory Workshop Manual & T-6 Supplement"
 sold on Ebay for
$370.00US! This is the 356-B T-5 workshop manual
 and the 356-B T-6 set of supplements. Manuals appeared to be in very
 nice condition. Fair price, nice set of manuals!
(M&M N/A).

 6/22/10  This "356 Porsche Speedster Owner's Manual" sold on Ebay
 for $180.00US! This is the only factory owner's manual exclusively for
 the Speedster. Manual was published in 1955. Price is quite low for
 this rare owner's manual. Most were lost from rain damage coming in
 the door pockets (no roll-up windows and no glove box), and most
 still available are not in particularly good shape! There is an excellent
 repro out there for those who can't find an original!
(M&M N/A).

 6/17/10  This "356 Porsche B/C Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$360.00US!
That's a pretty reasonable price for this workshop manual
 in nice condition. The manual is a combination of the 356-B T-5 manual
 together with all the supplements for the 356-B T-6 and 356-C. Very
 useful to any 356-B or C owner
(M&M N/A).

 6/17/10  This "356-A Factory Workshop Manual & Supplement" sold on
 
Ebay for
$405.00US! This is the 356-A workshop manual of 1956, and
 the later 1959 supplement. Both manuals were described as in clear
 plastic covers that possibly were "sticking" to the original cloth covers
 of the manuals. Hope these clear plastic covers came off without any
 damage to the manuals!
(M&M N/A).

 
 5/31/10  This "Porsche Key Fob" sold on Ebay for the amazing price
 of
$2,551.00US! These key fobs are amazing collectibles, consistently
 bringing amazing prices, even though there are nice reproductions
 available from a number of sources.
(M&M N/A).

 5/28/10  This "356-A Owner's Manual in German" sold on Ebay for the
 really high price of
$493.00US! The manual appeared to be in really
 nice condition and is the German language version. The Seller got the
 best of this transaction!
(M&M N/A). 

 5/27/10  This "Porsche 910 Factory Workshop Manual & Parts Book"  
 
sold on Ebay for $4,548.00US! While not a 356 item, these early racing
 manuals are highly collectable and bring BIG BUCKS! The 910's first
 come out in 1967.
(M&M N/A).

 5/27/10  This "Single Sheet Speedster Flyer" sold on Ebay for a very
 low price of
$106.00US!
While it appeared to be in pretty nice condition,
 the sale prices is the lowest I've seen in many years! If you have a real
 Speedster, this is one of several Speedster sales items put out by the
 factory that you should have!
(M&M 60).

 5/27/10  This "Green 356-C Brochure" sold on Ebay for $153.00US! A
 fairly low price for probably the nicest 356-C brochure published by
 Porsche. This was a good score for the Buyer!
(M&M 273).

 5/27/10   This "Ripened by Trial Brochure" is believed to have been
 published in 1956. It sold on Ebay for
$121.00US!
This is a very low
 price for this brochure.
The Seller used an inside cover in the auction
 notice which showed a door with a key fob and a key in a door lock.
 Inside there is a page of technical data, with references
356-A's,
 356-A 1500 GS Carreras, and 550 1500 RS Spyders.
(M&M 109).

 5/16/10  This "Liebe zu ihm book published by Porsche" sold on Ebay
 for
$1,034.00US!  The book appeared to be in very nice condtion and
 the dust jacket was also very nice, an important factor in the book's
 value! Pretty solid price!
(M&M N/A).

 5/15/10  This "356 Years Ahead" folder sold on ebay for $150.00US!
 The item is a 4 page folder, printed in black and white in 1956, which
 covers the 356-A Coupe, Convertible, Speedster and Spyder, with
 specs for the 1600, 1600-S & Carrera engines.
(M&M 100).

 4/30/10 This "Porsche 356-C Owner's Manual" sold on Ebay for the        
 
ridiculous price of $153.00US!  The manual was claimed to be original.
 But the spiral binding is partially missing. Theis condition as shown
 does not support the price paid. Seller won!
(M&M N/A).

       4/18/10  35 Auctions of 356 Porsche Sales Brochures ended on Ebay WITHOUT A SINGLE BID!      

 3/21/10  This "Porsche Carrera 904 GTS Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$261.00US!
A really low price for this rare 904 brochure! In the recent
 past this brochure regularly sold for more than $400.00! The Buyer got
 a DEAL!
(M&M N/A).

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 3/20/10   This "Roadster Care & Maintenance of Body Manual" sold on
 Ebay for
$130.00US!  The Buyer got the best of this auction! This is a
 very difficult item to find and a really nice item to have for a Roadster
 owner. Much higher prices have been paid in the past!
(M&M 314).  

 

 3/10/10  This "356 Porsche Pre-A Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$455.00US!
Seller did well on this auction. Nice manual! Hard to find!
 High price is justified!
(M&M N/A).

 2/20/10  This "356 Pre-A Speedster Sales Sheet" sold recently on Ebay
 for
$136.00US! This item was a bargain for an early 356 Speedster item.

 
I didn't see any condition problems! (M&M 60).

 2/20/10  This "356 Pre-A Cabrifolet Sales Sheet" sold recently on Ebay
 for
$113.00US!
It looked to be in pretty nice condition! The Buyer got a
 bargain! These sales sheets normally sell for much more than this!
 (M&M 58).

 2/20/10  This "356 B/C Workshop Manual REPRINT" sold on Ebay for
 $224.00US!
This is a later reprint believed to have been published in
 the mid to late 1970s or even later. The binder is a similar maroon color
 with four rings. However the cover and spine have clear plastic pockets
 for a black and white card which says 356 B/C Workshop Manual. The
 section dividers inside are tan instead of the original black.
(M&M N/A).

 2/15/10  Ah, this "Carrera 2 Brochure" sold on Ebay for $124.00US!
 
Unfortunately, the seller didn't say, perhaps didn't know, that there are
 two versions of this brochure,
a 356-C version of this brochure which
 looks the same as the 356-B version. Assuming nice condition, a real
 steal at the winning bid price!
(M&M 233).

 2/15/10  This "Driving in its Purest Form 356-B T-6 Brochure" sold on
 Ebay for
$100.00US!
This sale just made the minimum to appear in this
 literature report. Dated in January 1963, it covers the 356-B T-6 models
 including Coupe, Cabriolet, and Cabriolet with removable hardtop! A
 very nice, mostly black and white, brochure
(M&M 239).

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 2/15/10  This "March 1961 356-B Accessory Catalog" sold on Ebay for
 
$220.00US!
This orange cover version is more rare than the red cover
 versions which originated at various times in 1959. These are very nice
 accessory brochures and are coveted by owners and collectors alike!
 
(M&M 172).

 2/14/10  This "German Language Christophorus Magasine #13" sold
 on
$204.00US!
The early German language magazines from #1 to #18
 consistently bring high prices, with German #1 bringing upwards of
 $7,000.00US or more. German #18 is the same as English #1 except
 for language!
(M&M N/A).

 2/13/10  This "Roadster Top Owner's Manual Supplementt"sold on
 Ebay for
$317.00US!
Pretty hefty price for this manual supplement that
 was not in particularly nice condition.  The booklet explains with text
 and pictures how to properly open and close the convertible top.
 
(M&M N/A).

 2/10/10  This "Blue Speedster Brochure" sold on Ebay for $278.00US!
 This author was the high bidder. The price was considerably below
 recent sales. The brochure is in pretty nice condition, being probably
 a 7 out of 10.
(M&M 75).

 2/06/10  This "Nardi Steering Wheel Promotional Ashtray" sold for
 
$261.00US!
on Ebay! There are a number of versions of this ashtray
 with the center showing various auto markings for those factories that
 offered Nardi steering wheels as accessories.
(M&M N/A).

 2/03/10  This "1954 356 Pre-A Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$233.00US!
 The manual was not in the greatest condition as it showed
 some water damage on the cover. This is the first workshop manual
 published by Porsche for the 356 Pre-A's
(M&M N/A).

 2/02/10  This "Porsche 356-B T-6 Supplement Parts Book" sold on
 
Ebay for
$265.00US! Porsche first published the 356-B T-5 Parts Book,
 then a Supplement Parts Book (like this one) for the 356-B T-6, and
 then another Supplement Parts Book for the 356-C. If you have a "C",
 you need all three for a complete reference.
(M&M N/A).

 1/05/10  This "Vasek Polak Promotion Ashtray" sold on Ebay for
 
$300.00US!
 As can be seen by this sale and the Nardi ashtray above,
 these old promotional ashtrays can sell for big bucks. There are all
 kinds of promotional ashtrays out there related to Porsche. They are
 really fun to collect!
(M&M N/A).

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 12/28/09  This "Small 356-A Technical Data Folder" sold on Ebay for
 
$130.00US!
There are many versions/colors and edition dates of this
 little folder. It is also known for the black and white line drawing of a
 550 1500 RS Spyder on the back cover. Not very colorful, but it is fun
 to collect the many versions.
(M&M 98).


A huge run of No-Sales of 356 Porsche Literature on Ebay!
This will be a departure from normal sales reporting. The following 356 Porsche Sales Literature
items were offered for auction on Ebay, all ending on February 2, 2010. NONE SOLD! Below
are images of the brochures in question and the beginning no sale bid prices.

1950 Pre-A Owner's
Manual - $521.00

1951 Pre-A Sales
Folder - $236.00

1950 Pre-A Blue Coupe
Brochure - $389.00

1950 Pre-A Yellow
Coupe Brochure - $403.00

 1953 Sport Erfolge (Racing
Results) - $236.00

 1953 Pre-A Glove & Keys
Brochure - $250.00

 1953 Pre-A Green Circle of
Coupes Brochure - $167.00

1954 Pre-A Blue Circle of
Coupes Brochure - $132.00

Blue Speedster
Brochure - $832.00

1957 Carrera Brochure
$389.00

1955 Pre-A Coupe
Sales Sheet - $181.00

1955 Spyder Sales
Sheet - $389.00

1955 Pre-A Cabriolet
Sales Sheet - $194.00

1960 Canadian Sales
Folder - $415.00

1956 356-A "Factory"
Sales Brochure - $333.00

356-A Factory Workshop
Manual - $528.00

1500 Carrera 4-Cam
Engine Guide - $417.00

356-A Owner's Manual
German (1) - $208.00

356-A Owner's Manual
German (2) -$249.00

1962 356-B Deluxe
Brochure - $111.00

Small 1956 356-A
Sales Brochure - $257.00

356-B Carrera GS/GT Owners
Manual Supplement - $278.00

1962 356-B Factory
Accessories - $153.00

1959 Sport Erfolge (Racing
Results) - $201.00

 

1961 356-B Tests
Brochure German - $111.00

1961 356-B Tests
Brochure English - $125.00

Liebe Zu Ihm Book
$1,110.00

Factory Synchromesh Booklet
$174.00

356-B Carrera 2 Owner's Manual
Supplement $208.00

Red Gloved Hand
356-C Brochure - $125.00

White 356-C
Brochure - $125.00

904 Carrera GTS
Brochure - $375.00

None of the above brochures sold! Looking at the prices, there are some really good items that were passed up at
reasonable prices! And then there some items that were over priced! The fact that all of these did not sell suggests
one of two things, either  the market  for  this stuff is getting stagnent, or high opening  prices scared bidders away!



 Back to the REAL Sales!  

This listing is updated monthly!

 12/20/09  This item is the SALE OF THE MONTH! It is a "356-B Porsche
 Factory Paint and Upholstry Sample Book"
, and it sold on Ebay for
 
$908.00US!
These original paint & sample books are some of the most
 sought after literature items and, like this example, sell for a high price!
 This author bid amost $700.00 for this item and obviously lost the bid!
 
(M&M N/A).

 12/18/09  Now this one is a puzzler! $499.00US! for a "1954 356 Porsche
 Pre-A Workshop Manual"!
The cover is a mess and the binding does
 not look particularly good. For nearly $500.00 this manual should have
 been perfect!  The Seller got the best of this one!!
(M&M N/A).

 12/18/09  Although this is not a Porsche item, it is a VERY in-demand
 book by Harry Pello, aka "The Maestro" titled in short
"The ABC's &
 912's.........of Porsche Engines".
It sold on Ebay for $165.00US! This
 manual is probably the BEST 356/912Porsche engine manual around,
 outside of the factory workshop manuals! It includes lots of humor and
 a bunch of hands on experience with these engines
(M&M N/A).

 12/17/09  This author sold this "356 Pre-A Green Circle of Coupes
 Brochure"
on Ebay for $285.00US! A very nice price for the Seller!
 Most know there is an idential blue version of this Pre-A brochure as
 well. Both are nice collectable brochures particularly if you own a
 Pre-A Porsche
(M&M 65).

 12/17/09  This "Porsche 356-A Parts Book" sold on Ebay for $247.00US!
 
This was an original period parts book as apposed to a more recent
 reprint. Best way to tell an original is a small 3 x 4 past-in usually found
 on the inside of the front cover.
(M&M N/A).

 12/16/09  This "1500, 1600, 2000 Carrera 4-cam Engine Guide" sold on
 Ebay for
$261.00US! The manual is in a ring binder with a slip-in cover.
 The same manual is often found without the binder. These manuals
 cover the 4-cam engine only. The rest of the car is covered in the regular
 factory workshop manual. There are lots of copies of this item on Ebay!
 
(M&M N/A).

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 12/14/09  This "Porsche 356-A Maintenance Instructions for Porsche
 Bodies"
sold on Ebay for $158.00US!
This owner's manual supplement
 came with new cars usually in the glove compartment. It has detailed
 information about the care and maintenance of your new Porsche!

 (M&M N/A).

 12/13/09  This "1962 Porsche 356-B Accessory Booklet" sold on Ebay
 for
$114.00US! It appeared to be in excellent condition. The selling price
 was unusually low for this in-demand booklet showing Porsche factory
 accessories. The Buyer got a deal!
(M&M N/A).

 12/13/09  This very nice "356-B Factory Workshop Manual" sold on
 Ebay for
$358.00US! From the auction pictures, this looked like a very
 nice manual, easily justifying the price! I bid on it, but did not prevail.
 Good purchase for the final buyer!
(M&M N/A).

 12/12/09  This "356 Pre-A Vacation Delivery Plan Folder" sold on Ebay
 for
$170.00US! You don't see this item come up for sale very often!
 It is hard to find, and probably should have sold for a much higher
 price. It details information about going to Europe to pick up your
 new Porsche.
(M&M 303).

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 12/11/09  This "53 Pre-A Owner's Manual in French" sold on Ebay for
 
$500.00US!
That's quite a price for a manual that is not in particularly
 good condition! Although the French language version is rarer and

 quite a bit harder to find!
(M&M N/A).

 12/9/09  This "Porsche 356-B/C Supplements Workshop Manual" sold
 on Ebay for
$331.00US!
From the original auction pictures this manual
 was in really nice condition, hence the relatively high price!
(M&M N/A).

 12/9/09  This "1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay
 for
$300.00US! Given the very excellent condition, this was an excellent
 purchase for the Buyer. You don't see these older workshop manuals in
 this nice condition!
(M&M N/A).

 12/8/09  This "Porsche 356-C Red Gloved Hand Brochure" sold on Ebay
 for
$202.00US! This is one of the highest prices I've seen for this item!
 It is a very nice 356-C brochure, and is becoming more collectable, and
 the prices paid for this item are definitely increasing!
(M&M 251).

 12/8/09:  This "Porsche 356-B Parts Book" sold on Ebay for $392.00US!
 The manual appeared in the pictures to be an original period manual
 and not a recent reproduction. These earlier original manuals are hard
 to find! More often you will see Stoddard reprints, which have the same
 cover. In either case, a wealth of information! Get one!
(M&M N/A).

 12/7/09:  This "1954 Porsche 550/1500RS Spyder Sales Sheet" sold on
 Ebay for
$273.00US! From the pictures the edges of this single sheet
 had some issues. Normally this Spyder sheet sells for much more!
 
(M&M 62).

 12/5/09:  WOW!! This nice "356-B Sales Brochure" sold on Ebay for the
 
amazing price of $338.00US!
Got to be the highest price I've seen for
 this brochure, which was in very nice condition. It may be the nicest
 sale brochure for the 356-B Porsches, and a nice item to have if you

 the car covered by the brochure!
(MM 214).

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 12/3/09:  This "356-A Porsche Accessories Booklet" sold on Ebay for
 
$260.00US!
It was is excellent condition. These accessories booklets in
 that condition usually sell for a lot more than this sale price! The buyer
 got a steal. The major collectors must have been asleep during this
 auction!
(M&M 88).

 11/29/09:  This early "Porsche 356 Pre-A Blue Coupe Brochure" is one
 the earliest Porsche sales brochures, sold on Ebay for
$196.00US!

 
This brochure
is highly collectable and hard to find in nice condition.
 This sales price is one of the lowest prices paid recently for this early
 Pre-A brochure.
(M&M 11).

 11/28/09:  This "356-A Red Racy Elegence Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$330.00US! See the same item four items down for a comment.
 
(M&M 131).

 11/22/09:  This "Set of 18 Porsche Prints" sold on Ebay for $275.00US.
 
Later this set was called "Porsche Konstruktionen" presented in a
 copper colored box. The set shows Porsche creations ranging from the
 Lohner-Porsche-Chaise 1900 to the Porsche 911. Each print is in color
 and is frameable! A very nice collectable set of factory published prints!

 (M&M N/A).

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 11/22/09:  This "356-B T-5 Porsche Accessory Booklet" sold on Ebay for
 
$335.00US! Accessory booklets are scarce! Many 356 owners want
 them! They show the regularly offered factory accessories, and are
 a really nice item to have with your 356. They have slick color covers
 and black and white pictures and text inside. Nice item!
(M&M 172).

 11/17/09:  This "356-A Red Racy Elegence Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$511.00US!
Easily, this is the nicest 356-A Porsche sales brochure! It
 has a heavy slick cover, twenty all color pages, and covers all 356-A
 Porsches. There are two versions, one includes the Speedster, and
 the other includes the Convertible D. This version was unknown.
 
(M&M 131).

 

 11/11/09:  This "Porsche 356 B/C Factory Workshop Manual" sold on
 Ebay for
$307.00US! The manual was described and appeared to be in
 very nice condition. Buyer got a nice manual at a very good price! This
 manual covers all 356-B's and 356-C's 1960-1965.
(M&M N/A).

 11/10/09:  This "Early 356-A Factory Color Chart" sold recently on Ebay
 for
$173.00US! This is probably a low price for this scarce high demand
 item. These early color charts are hard to find. Buyer got a great deal!
 
(M&M N/A).


 11/8/09:  This "Assortment of 356 & later 911 Sales Brochures" sold on
 Ebay for
$822.00US! The value is in the 356 brochures, in particular the
 four single sheets for the Coupe, Cabriolet, Speedster & Spyder! Those
 four if in nice condition are probably worth 80%+ of the sale price. The
 rest
probably bring the total in excess of $1,000.00US!
(M&M-various).
 

 11/5/09:  This "Porsche Pit Stop Binder" sold on Ebay for $400.00US!
 Not sure what this item is, but apparently it has something to do with
 racing. Additional pictures showed printed items and graphs that very
 much looked like pages from an old workshop manual, plus other hand
 written pages. Odd item...very high price! Good sale, Adam!
(M&M N/A).

 11/5/09:  This "Porsche 356-B Carrera 2 Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$306.00US! There is a 356-C version of this brochure which looks the
 same as the 356-B version. Fair price for a very collectable brochure.
 
(M&M 233).



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 11/1/09:  This "Porsche Speedster Folder" sold on Ebay for $358.00US!
 
This may be a dealer folder, obviously printed on low quality paper. As
 a Speedster item, it is particularly collectable, and this example has a
 dealer stamp on the cover. These dealer stamps add to the provenance
 and originality, and VALUE, of the item! I bid and lost on this item!
 
(M&M N/A).

 10/29/09:  This "356-B Factory Service Book" sold recently on Ebay for
 
$175.00US!  That's quite a price for a Factory Service Book, which has
 coupons for regular service. These came with the car when new, and
 are becoming highly collectable as owner's want to duplicate the paper
 that came with their cars!
(M&M N/A).

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 10/29/09:  This "1954 356 Porsche Owner's Manual" sold on Ebay for
 $250.00US!
Assuming this manual is in nice condition, the Buyer got
 a good deal! These early owner's manual usually sell for much more!

 
(M&M N/A).

 10/27/09:  This "Porsche Spyder 550 1500RS Owner's Manual" sold on
 Ebay for
$1,247.00US! You don't see many original Spyder owner's
 manuals on Ebay or anywhere else. Like most Porsche race car items
 they are pretty rare. Big price for a rare item!
(M&M N/A).

 10/25/09:  This "Porsche 356-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay
 for $166.00US. The manual appeared to be in excellent condition. Good
 purchase for the buyer!
(M&M N/A).

 10/23/09:  This "Porsche Carrera 904 GTS Owner's Manual" sold on
 Ebay for
$685.00US! This is one of the highest prices I've seen paid for
 this hard to find 904 owner's manual. Typically any literature item for a
 Porsche race car is going to bring big dollars! This was no exception!

 
(M&M N/A).

 10/20/09:  This "Johannes J. Matthies Auto Parts Book" sold on Ebay
 for
$675.00US! The book is not a Porsche publication, but it contains
 many accessory items used on Porsches. It has a wealth of information
 about auto accessories of the of the early Porsche years.
(M&M N/A).

 10/19/09:  This "Liebe zu ihm book published by Porsche" sold on Ebay
 for
$575.00US! I've seen much higher prices for this collectable book.
 I think the buyer did well!
(M&M N/A).

 10/16/09This "Black & White Speedster Folder" sold on Ebay for the
 
the highest price I've ever seen for this black and white folder, of
 
$455.00US! Hopefully, it is an original at that price as this brochue has
 been reproduced several times!
(M&M 73).



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 10/16/09:  This "1951 356 Porsche Pre-A Folder" sold on Ebay for
 $455.00US!
The folder is printed on thin fairly crude paper, and the
 printing is a single color-redish orange! Not a very elaborate folder, but
 because it is very early, it is highly collectable, hence the price!

 (M&M N/A).
 

 10/3/09:  This "1954 Porsche Pre-A Workshop Manual (German)" sold
 Ebay for
$500.00US! It appeared to be in very nice condition given its
 age. Nice item!
(M&M N/A).

 10/3/09:  This early "356 Pre-A multi-page Color Brochure" sold on Ebay
 for
$346.00US, a pretty good price! It is a very nice early Porsche 356
 Pre-A brochure published in late 1952 with some editions dated in 1953.
 
(M&M 23).

 9/9/09This "1954 356 Porsche Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 $362.00US!
The price was fair and the manual appeared to be in very
 nice condition. 54 Pre-A workshop manuals in nice condition are quite
 hard to find!
(M&M N/A).

 9/5/09This "How to Make an Old Porsche Fly Book" sold on Ebay for
 
$150.00US!
Obviously not a Porsche published book, but one that is
 in demand due to it's tips for "making an old Porsche fly". Written for
 356's during the 356 era.
(M&M N/A).

 9/5/09 This "356 B/C Porsche Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay
 for
$351.00US! This was slightly soft price for a manual that appeared
 to be in pretty nice condition. Always in strong demand!
(M&M N/A).

 9/1/09:  This "356-A Porsche Factory Parts Book" sold on Ebay for
 
$227.00US! This parts book is a STODDARD REPRINT! The telling
 clue is in the picture to the left which shows the cover. Click on the
 following website to see the the differences! Original v. Reproduction!

 
http://derwhites356literature.com/356PartsBooks.html
 (M&M N/A).

 8/31/09:  This "356-A Porsche Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay
 
for $227.00US! Relatively soft price for a pretty nice 356-A manual.
 
(M&M N/A).

 8/29/09:  This "356-B Owner's Manual with Supplements" sold on Ebay
 for the AMAZING PRICE of
$835.00US! Have never seen this high a
 proce for a B Owner's Manual! The collection included a Roadster Top
 Supplement, a Body Maintenance Booklet, Battery documents, a S-90
 Supplement, and a proper red vinyl cover, all in nice condtion! Quite a
 sale. Someone really wanted this stuff! 
(M&M N/A).

 8/28/09This "Porsche 904 Carrera GTS Brochure" sold on Ebay for a
 price that was just about right given prior history at
$438.00US! This
 is a rare brochure highly prized by collectors as always seems to bring
 a price is the $400+ range.
(M&M N/A).

 8/27/09 This "356-B Porsche Parts Price List" sold on Ebay for the price
 of
$361.00US!
These Porsche parts price lists don't appear for auction
 very often, but may not be of much use except for a collector. It's rarity
 is the reason for the high price, and because somebody really wanted
 it!
(M&M N/A).

 8/27/09 This "Porsche Carrera 1500GS Engine Guide" sold on Ebay for
 
$375.00US!
This manual covers the 1500 GS Carrera 4-cam motor, and
 is hard to find and usually brings a high price. A similar version for the
 1600 GS 4-cam motor exists with a blue cover, and is also hard to find
 and high priced at auction!
(M&M N/A).

 8/2709 This "Solex Manual for the 1500 GS Carrera" sold on Ebay for
 
$325.00US! Technically not a Porsche manual, it was published by
 Solex for the 40 P II carburator the Porsche 1500 GS Carrera 4-cam
 motor. It is rare and collectable because it's about the Porsche Carrera
 motor!
All early Carrera literature is highly collectable!
(M&M N/A).



 8/27/09 This "356-C Accessory List & Price List" sold together on Ebay
 for
$173.00US!
This is an UNUSUALLY LOW PRICE! These two items
 should sell easly for more than twice to three times as much! A Buyer
 got a "smokin" deal!
(M&M N/A).

 8/2709:  This "550 Porsche Spyder Parts Manual Cover" sold on Ebay
 for
$530.00US!
This was a curious and amazing sale! The manual
 consisted only of the cover, and the section dividers...go figure! Buyer
 must have had the rest of the manual without cover and dividers! But,
 in fairness, anything 550 Spyder sells for big bucks!
(M&M N/A).

 8/2709:  This "356 Synchromesh Manual" sold on Ebay for $400.00US!
 This rare booklet explains the sychromesh mechanism in the Porsche
 transaxle. You don't see these very often, which is why it sold for
 a high price!
(M&M N/A).

 9/16/09:  This "Bosch Service Manual" sold to this author for the price of
 
$250.00US! The manual is nearly 4 inches thick, covers quite a variety
 of European cars
(including Porsche, VW, Volvo and Mercedes Benz) to
 name a few, and has comprehensive parts lists of electrical components
 including exploded part diagrams of Generators, Starters, Distributors,
 Regulators and other electrical parts for these Euro cars!
(M&M N/A).

 

 8/4/09:  This book "The First Decade 1949-1959" by Walter
 Spielberger sold on Ebay for
$183.00US! It has been around for
 a long time, and is well known to literature collectors. It is a very
 nice addition to any collection and contains lots of great historical
 information.
(M&M N/A).

 8/3/09:  This was an interesting package including a "356-A Owner's
 Manual together with the car's Export Documents
".
It sold on Ebay for
 
$465.00US!
It is as complete a set of purchase and export documents
 along with owner's manual, red paper manual cover, and other factory
 documents that I have ever seen. High price for nice set of documents!

 (M&M N/A).

 

 8/1/09:  This "356-B T-5 Factory Workshop Manual & T-6 Supplement"
 sold on Ebay for
$347.00US! This author is the happy winning bidder
 for this matched set of manuals in EXCELLENT condition! You don't
 often find them is this nice condition! Probably paid a little under the
 current market.
(M&M N/A).

 8/1/09:  This "Green & Yellow 356-C Brochure" sold on Ebay for only
 
$88.00US,
a VERY LOW PRICE for this brochure. This is a very
 collectable brochure, possibly one of the nicest 356-C brochure put out
 by Porsche for the first 356 equiped with disc brakes. Somebody got
 a Fabulous Buy, I shudda bid!
(M&M 273).

  8/1/09:  This "356-B T-6 Porsche VW Brochure" was sold on Ebay for
 
$150.00US!
 It is unusual for two reasons. First it also shows a picture
 a black VW on the cover. Second, there is a large round hole in the
 cover which shows the red coupe and black VW on the first inside page.
 The brochure has a slick cover and is all color inside.
(M&M 214).



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 8/1/09:  This "1959/60 356-B Factory Accessories Catalog" sold on
 Ebay for
$150.00US!
It contains a listing with part numbers and
 pictures of all the accessory items offered by the Porsche factory
 when the car was initially ordered. There are a number versions of
 this item with different print dates. Price is about market.
(M&M 172).



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 8/1/09:  This "Undated early 356-A Factory Accessory Catalog" sold on
 Ebay for
$306.00US! It is believed to be from 1956 or near the start of
 the 356-A production period. This is a very tough item to find in nice
 condition, and is highly sought after, hence the hefty price, which is
 about right even considering a relatively down market!!
(M&M 88).

 7/19/09:  This "1954 356 Pre-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay
 
for
$525.00US!
This is one sale that does not show any decline in value
 like some other recent sales! Price paid is probably a little above market
 but the condition appeared to be excellent. A nice early manual like this
 is hard to find!
(M&M N/A).

 7/1/09:  This "356-A Carrera 57 Brochure" sold on Ebay for $239.00US!
 This price is about half what these brochures have been going for over
 the past several years. It appeared to be in excellent condition! Some
 buyer got a "smokin" deal!
(M&M 127).

 

 6/28/09:  This "356 B/C Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$156.00US!
This author bid on the manual as it appeared to be in very
 excellent condition, but unfortunately was not the winning bidder. Price
 paid is way below current value for this manual!
(M&M N/A).

 

 6/27/09:  An Ebay Seller listed this "356-A Factory Workshop Manual"
 for
$1,724.00US!
NO SALE!! This may be one of the most outrageous
 sale listings I have ever seen
on Ebay for an item of Porsche Literature!

 (M&M N/A).

 6/27/09:  This "1955 356 Pre-A Factory Parts Book" sold on Ebay for
 
$234.00US!
This is a relatively low price for the early version of this
 factory parts book. These are hard to find in decent condition!

 (M&M N/A).


 
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 6/25/09:  This "356-A Vacation Delivery Plan Folder" sold on Ebay      
 for
$137.00US! 
It is a very difficult item to find. The folder talks about
 where to buy a Porsche in Europe, and includes a list of prices for
 the various Porsche 356-A models. This price is about half of what this
 brochure sold for a few months ago.
(M&M 141).





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 6/25/09:  This "356-C Single Sheet Folder" sold on Ebay for $285.00US!
 There are several versions of this undated folder including one where
 the light green is replaced by red. The folders appear to be designed to
 be handed out by local Dealers, and may have been published by the
 Porsche Distributor.
The are rare and hard to find! (M&M N/A).

 6/17/09:  This "Blue Circle of Coupes Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$136.00US!
 
It is Pre-A brochure  and is fairly common. Prices are just
 now going over $100.00 and climbing! There is a very similar brochure
 of the same period with a green background. Both are very collectable
 for 356 Pre-A owners and collectors.
(M&M 65).

     
Interesting Rare Brochure!

  6/14/09:  This "Porsche 356 Prospekt 1959 KINO Werbung Farb-Dias" sold on Ebay for $132.00US!
 
I've only seen one other of these little folders and I was not sure what they were for except they were    
 
published by Porsche in 1959,
and inside they have in color what appear to be designs for posters.
  The designs inside the brochure are square, and at first I though they might be designs for future
  sales brochures although all the cars pictured appear to be 356-A's.
Marco Marinello of ElevenParts
  in Switzerland
emailed to say: "These are large format diapositives (color slides) used for movie
  theater advertising. In those days, before a movie started there was slide show advertising at the
  movie theatres. The local dealer had to provide the slides." Shown above are the cover on left, and
  the two inside pages.  This author was the lucky high bidder!!
(M&M N/A).

 

 6/11/09:  This Non-Porsche published 48 page booklet "Ein Auto Wird
 Beboren Porsches Leben
"
in the German language and published in
 Belgium sold on Ebay for
$308.00US! This author has never seen this
 booklet which writes about the life of Dr. Porsche. High price paid for
 this collectable booklet, even though it is not published by Porsche.
 
(M&M N/A).

 4/16/09:  This "Porsche 356-C Owner's Manual in French" sold on Ebay
 for
$327.00US! You don't see many French language version owner's
 manuals, but this one sold for an amazingly high price. Wonder if a
 356er from France was the high bidder.
(M&M N/A).

 

 4/13/09:  This "356-B T-6 Hardcover Accessory Catalog" sold on Ebay
 for
$596.00US!
This is not the accessory booklet handed out to buyers,
 but rather a Dealer's accessory book. These are very hard to find, and
 always bring big bucks. If you see one.....grab it!
(M&M N/A).

 4/13/09:  These "6 356 Porsche Owner's Manuals & Supplements" sold
 on Ebay for
$567.00US!
Included was a Carrera 2 Owner's Manual, a
 356-C owner's manual, two carrera owner's manual supplements, and
 to Super 90 owner's manual supplements. I bid on these, Seller told me
 all were orignal and in as new condition.
Sold individually they would
 probably have sold for $200.00 to $300.00 more
!
(M&M N/A).

 4/13/09:  These "5 356 Porsche Racing Erfolges" sold in one auction on
 Ebay for
$556.00US!
If sold individually, they probably would have sold
 for $600.00 to $700.00. "Erfolges" are booklets published by Porsche
 that describe Porsche's racing victories for a particular year/
(M&M N/A).

 4/12/09:  This "Carrera 904 GTS Driver's Manual"sold on the Ebay for
 the price of
$499.00US!  As primarily a race car, any literature for the 904
 GTS sells for big bucks! This particular manual was an English version.
 
(M&M N/A).

 3/11/09:  This "Yellow Pre-A Coupe Brochure" sold on Ebay for the very
 low price of
$276.00US!
This Pre-A brochure is one of the earliest all
 color brochures, published in 1952. The artwork on the cover was done
 by Eric Strenger who designed many of the early 356 sales brochures.

 
If you see another at this price....BUY IT!
(M&M 15).

 3/11/09:  This "356-A Owner's Manual 9/57 Edition" sold on Ebay for
 
$151.00US!
Seller claimed manual is original supposedly meaning that
 it was not a reprint. This is a high price even for an original A owner's
 manual.
Unfortunately, reprints are now appearing regularly with black
 spiral binding.
Initially they came out with clear or white spiral binding.
 The reprints are excellent quality, and hard to tell form originals.

 3/07/09:  This "Liebe zu ihm Book" is highly collectable and sold on
 Ebay for
$1,479.00US! This book in nice condition just keeps increasing
 in price.
(M&M N/A).

 2/22/09:  This "1958 Porsche factory calendar" sold on Ebay for the
 amazing price of
$453.00US! You don't see these calendars come up
 for auction very often. The factory started publishing these calendars
 in 1956, and the early calendars 1956-1961 are rapidly increasing in
 value.
(M&M N/A)

 2/15/09:  This "Porsche 356-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay
 for the really high price of 
$328.00US!
considering that it was described
 as being in relatively poor condition. Earlier versions of this manual
 came with a maroon cloth cover with P O R S C H E embossed in Gold
 on the cover.
(M&M N/A).

 2/15/09:  This "Gmund Brochure" sold on Ebay for $2,552.00US!  This is
 a little more than half what it sold for in mid-November of last year. It is

 the first brochure published by Porsche and regularly sells for a very
 high price. For collectors, it may be the most sought after brochure that
 Porsche published.
(M&M 7).

 2/15/09:  This "1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Brochure" sold on Ebay  
 
for
$733.00US!
This is a highly sought after brochure for the rare 911
 Carrera RS as evidenced by the sale price. Another one sold in early
 December of last year!
(M&M N/A).

 2/08/09:  This premium slick-covered all color "Racy Elegence"
 
brochure sold on Ebay for the strong price of
$212.00US! There
 are two versions of this highly collectable 356-A brochure, one
 includes the
Speedster
and the other includes the Convertible D!

 
This one included the Speedster.
(M&M 131).

 

 1/18/09:  This "356-B T-6 Porsche VW Brochure" was sold on Ebay for
 
$150.00US!
 It is unusual for two reasons. First it also shows a picture
 a black VW on the cover. Second, there is a large round hole in the
 cover which shows the red coupe and black VW on the first inside page.
 The brochure has a slick cover and is alll color inside.
(M&M 214).

 
 1/18/09:  This
"356-B Red Coupe Brochure"
sold on Ebay for the first
 time in excess of
$100.00US!
This is a fairly common brochure, but a
 nice addition for any owner of a 356-B Coupe.
(M&M 163).

 

 1/14/09:  This early "Porsche 356 Pre-A Blue Coupe Brochure" is one
 the earliest Porsche sales brochures, sold on Ebay for
$366.00US!
 
This brochure
is highly collectable and hard to find in really nice
 condition. This sales price is one of the lower prices paid recently for
 this early Pre-A brochure.
(M&M 11).

 1/11/09:  This "356-B Factory Workshop Manual" sold recently on Ebay
 for
$500.00US!
 The manual appeared to be in excellent nearly unused
 condition. The premium price was justified by the great condition of the
 manual.
(M&M N/A).

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 1/11/09:  This well worn "1954 Pre-A Owner's Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$230.00US!, a pretty high price considering its condition! These Pre-A
 owner's manuals are usually pretty hard to find in really nice condition.
 
(M&M N/A).

 12/12/08:  This "1954 or 1955 Telefunken Auto Radio Brochure for
 Porsche"
sold on Ebay for $161.00US!
It is unusual because it is for
 Porsche specifically. This multi-band, 6v/12v radio wasn't cheap at
 314DM. A very nice addition to any early Porsche literature collection.

 (M&M N/A).

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 12/12/08:  This "Porsche Pre-A, A, & B Tool Catalog" sold on Ebay for
 $255.00US!
This small vinyl binder dated August 1960 in English,
 French & German shows all of Porsche's special tools for 356 Pre-A's,
 356-A's and 356-B's. Included are special tools P1 to P137. These tools
 are essential for the proper maintenance and rebuilding of Porsche
 356 engines and transaxles.
(M&M N/A).

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 12/11/08:  This "1954 or 1955 Porsche Service Coupon Book" sold on
 Ebay for
$350.00US!
These coupon booklets were given to new car
 owners so they could bring their new Porsches in for service at regular
 intervals. A complete one today is very hard to find, particularly the very
 early Pre-A booklets!
(M&M N/A).
     12/11/08:  This "356-B Workshop Manual with Supplements Manual"
 sold on Ebay for
$333.00US!
This is a good price for this set of manuals
 as they appeared to be in really nice condition. A set in this condition is
 hard to find. The set consists of the 356-B manual together with the    
 supplements manual for the 356-B T-6 and 356-C. These two manuals 
 contain the same info as the B/C manual.
(M&M N/A).

 12/6/08:  This "356-C Porsche Script Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$156.00US! This fairly
uncommon 356-C brochure is fairly hard to
 find compared to other 356-C brochures. The final bid price on this
 on was a good price for the Buyer!
(M&M 311).

 12/6/08:  This "1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Brochure" sold on Ebay  
 
for
$617.00US!
This is a highly sought after brochure for the rare 911
 Carrera RS as evidenced by the sale price.
(M&M N/A)

The following nine items all sold on Ebay on 11/15/08 by one Seller for a total of $15,497.00!

     

 11/15/08:  This "Gmund Brochure" sold on Ebay for $4,050.00US!  It is      
 the first brochure published by Porsche and regularly sells for a very
 high price. For collectors, it may be the most sought after brochure that
 Porsche published.
(M&M 7).

 11/15/08:  This "Porsche Spyder RS 60 Manual" sold on Ebay for the
 unreal price of
$2,275.00US!
It is the German language version, with 24
 pages, and a publishing date of January 1959. These original Spyder
 manuals are as close to Unobtanium as anything Porsche collectable!
(M&M N/A).

 11/15/08:  This "Porsche Spyder 1500 RSK Manual" also sold on Ebay
 by the same Seller for the unreal price of
$1,925.00US!
This rare item
 also was the German language version and totaled 24 pages. The RS60

 and 1500 RSK manuals have identical covers.
(M&M N/A).



 11/15/08:  This "Porsche Spyder 550 1500 RS Folder" sold on Ebay for
 
$2,325.00US! I bid on this rare item but was BLOWN OUT! I wasn't even
 close to the final selling price. This is a HOT item, seldom seen, seldom
 available for sale. This is the first time I've seen this item on Ebay. This
 is a very rare, early, simple, 4 page folder on quite poor quality paper.
 
(M&M 302).

 11/15/08:  This "Porsche 1500 Carrera Guide" in the German language
 sold on Ebay for
$597.00US! As rare and hard to find as these are,
 it's surprising the price wasn't higher. The manual shown here is the
 English version. They only cover the Carrera engines.
(M&M N/A).

 11/15/08:  This "Carrera 904 GTS Driver's Manual" sold on Ebay for the
 amazing price of
$2,137.00US!
The manual came with the factory red
 plastic folder with clear cover, and was the German language version.
 Very authentic! But a very high price!
(M&M N/A).

 11/15/08:  This "356 Speedster Sheet" sold on Ebay for $362.00US! This
 single sheet is part of a 4-sheet set for the Speedster, Spyder, Cabriolet
 and Coupe. The front show the particular model and the back side has
 all the technical information.
(M&M 60).

 

 11/15/08:  This "550 Spyder Sheet" sold on Ebay for the very low price
 of
$201.00US!
While most of the items offered by this seller this day
 sold for amazingly HIGH PRICES, this Spyder sheet sold for quite a low
 price! Most recent sales of this item have brought a multiple of this price.
 This item is part of a series of single sheets for the Coupe, Speedster,
 Spyder and Cabriolet.
(M&M 62).

 11/15/08:  This "Carrera 904 GTS Driver's Manual"sold for the amazing
 price of
$1,625.00US! This is EASILY the highest price I've seen this
 manual sell for EVER! As primarily a race car, any literature for the 904
 GTS sells for big bucks! This particular manual was an English version.
 
(M&M N/A).


Back to regular single-seller sales of 356 Porsche Literature!

 11/14/08:   This "356-B Owner's Manual w/Supplements" sold on Ebay
 
$490.00US!
Included are a 356-B owner's manual, a service booklet, a
 Deta battery guarantee card, a body maintenance booklet, a Roadster
 top manual supplement, and a red plastic folder to put it all in. A nice
 collection of letterature apparently for a 356-B Roadster
(M&M N/A).

 11/13/08:  This "Porsche 356-C Parts Book Supplement" sold on Ebay
 for
$125.00US!
This price reflects something LESS than nice condition!
 The manual was clearly well used and the seams of the cover were
 coming apart.
(M&M N/A).

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 11/10/08:  This "356-A/B Flat Rate Booklet" sold on ebay for $200.00US!
 This booklets describes various repair and maintenance procedures
 and gives estimated times for completion. You don't see these very
 often as they were mostly for dealers.
(M&M N/A).

 11/10/08:  This "356 B/C Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$327.00US!
The manual covers all 356-B's (T-5 & T-6) and 356-C's. It
 totals approximately 900+ pages and covers all aspects of each model.
 There is no other source of tech information for these cars as good as
 this manual (except perhaps Harry Pellow's engine books!). Most other
 manuals quote directly from this factory manual. (M&M N/A).

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 11/8/08:  This "Werbegeschenke Advertising Articles Brochure" sold on
 Ebay for the amazing price of
$510.00US! It is a very rare item provided
 primarily to dealers to offer Porsche advertising articles. It shows such
 things as key fobs (like the ones being sold for $2,000.00+), car models
 (including the tin Distler Porsche), cigarette lighters, scarfs, pen sets
 leather luggage, glass ware, and the book Liebe zu ihm, to name a few.
 (M&M N/A). 

 11/8/08:  This "1953 Porsche Erfolge" sold on Ebay for $281.00US! The
 brochure, published by Porsche, details Porsche's racing results for
 1953. For whatever reason, these early erfolges are very hard to find!
 Hence the price paid.
(M&M N/A).

 11/2/08:  This "356-A Factory Parts Book" sold recently on Ebay for
 
$295.00US!
This appears to be an ORIGINAL 356-A parts book, and not
 a later reprint. This manual is VERY HARD TO FIND! Most 356-A parts
 books are later reprints. The price paid for this item is on the low side!

 (M&M N/A).

 10/30/08:  This "356-B Workshop Manual with Supplements Manual"
 sold on Ebay for
$575.00US!
This may be the highest price I've seen for
 this set of manuals. They appeared to be in pristine condition. A set in
 this kind of condtion is very hard to find. The set consists of the 356-B
 manual together with the supplements manual for the 356-B T-6 and
 356-C. These two manuals contain the same info as the B/C manual.

 10/30/08:  This "1962 356-B T-6 Accessory Catalog" sold on Ebay for
 
$295.00US!
Accessory catalogs and price lists are becoming highly
 sought after, in some cases even selling for more than the regular sales
 brochure of the same time period. Nice items to have!
(M&M N/A).

 10/30/08:  This "356 Porsche Carrera 2 Brochure" sold on Ebay for the
 very low price of
$114.00US! The seller rated its condition "Very Good!
 and the picture was not particularly good, perhaps accounting for the
 low price. Normally you'd expect this item to go for $250.00 or more!
 
(M&M 233).

 10/29/08:  This "Porsche 356-A Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$295.00US!
The manual appeared to be in pretty good contition, but
 there were clearly a few greasey fingerprints in the picture. This price
 was at about market for this manual.
(M&M N/A).

 10/23/08:  This "356 Pre-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$481.00US!
Several Pre-A workshop manuals have appeared on Ebay
 in recent weeks, selling for just under $300.00 to $481.00. Not many of
 these early manuals were published, hence the high sale prices. Also
 finding one in really nice condition is a trick!
(M&M N/A).

 10/20/08:  This "1956 Porsche 356-A Owner's Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$290.00US!
 This very early 356-A owner's manual is not spiral bound
 like the later versions. Most familar are the later manuals that are have
 yellow/orange covers and black spiral binding. Original 356-A owner's
 manuals are increasing rapidly in price.
(M&M N/A). 

 10/19/08:  This "Porsche 904 Carrera GTS Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$1,032.00US!
This is the highest price I've seen this brochure sell for.
 All of the pure race car brochures published by Porsche during the 356
 and early 911/912 era are highly collectable and sell for big bucks!
 
(M&M 295).

 10/19/08:  This "Porsche 917 Race Car Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$409.00US!
This brochure had been signed by Ferdinand Piech, a
 member of the Porsche family. It appeared to be "authentic" unlike
 many that have  been sold on Ebay recently. If you're in the market
 to buy one of these brochures, BE CAREFUL! There are a lot of
 FAKES out there and they are hard to tell from originals!
(M&M N/A).

 10/15/08:  This "356 Pre-A Sunroof Accessory Brochure" sold on Ebay
 for
$138.00US!
 
This is a difficult item to find, and the price paid in this
 sale does not reflect its scarcity. It is a simple folder and shows images
 of the sunroof option that could be ordered from the factory.
(M&M 300).

 10/15/08:  This 8 1/4 inch x 6 inch, undated 24 page "Ripened by Trial
 Brochure"
is believed to have been published in 1956. It sold on Ebay
 for
$172.00US!
This is a very low price for this brochure. Inside there is
 a page of technical data, with many references
356-A's, 356-A 1500 GS
 Carreras, and 550 1500 RS Spyders.
(M&M 109).

 10/13/08:  This "Blue Circle of Coupes Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$108.00US!
 
This Pre-A brochure is fairly common and prices are just
 now going over $100.00. There is a very similar brochure of the same
 period with a green background. Both are very collectable for 356 Pre-A
 owners.
(M&M 65).

 10/5/08:  This "1962 Christophorus Calendar Coin" sold on Ebay for
 
$450.00US!
The 1962 coin is the first of a series of bronze coins put out
 by Porsche with their annual calendar. The coin and calendar set is still
 being sold today by dealers and by subscription. The very early coins
 have become highly collectable and bring high prices.
(M&M N/A).

 10/5/08:  This "Yellow Pre-A Coupe Brochure" sold for the remarkably
 low price of
$168.00US!
This Pre-A brochure is one of the earliest all
 color brochures, published in 1952. The artwork on the cover was done
 by Eric Strenger who designed many of the early 356 sales brochures.

 
If you see another at this price....BUY IT!
(M&M 15).

 

 10/5/08:  This "Luggage Brochure" is believed to have been published
 in 1956, and shows special luggage available as accessories for 356-A
 Porsches. The brochure sold on Ebay for
$256.00US! (M&M 303).

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 10/5/08:  This "Rainbow Convertible D Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$256.00US!
There are two versions of this brochure. Inside one says
 "Convertible", in the second version, it says "Convertible D". Nice little
 brochure for any Convertible D owner.
(M&M 147).

 10/2/08:  This "1600 Carrera Guide" sold on Ebay for the unusually low
 price of
$188.00US!
It may have been due to poor condtion, but this item
 normally sells for much higher prices. The manual is a supplement to
 the regular workshop manual for the 1600 Carrera 4-cam engine. The
 rest of the car is covered in the regular workshop manual
(M&M N/A).

 10/2/08:   This "356-A Owner's Manual Reproduction" sold on Ebay for
 
$261.00US!
This is an obvious later reprint which sold for much more
 than it was worth
! Original period 356-A Owner's Manuals have a black
 spiral binding. THIS ONE CLEARLY DOES NOT! This buyer paid much
 more than the manual is worth!

 10/1/08:  This "356-A Owner's Manual Reproduction" sold on Ebay for
 
$550.00US!
Original period 356-A Owner's Manuals have a black spiral
 binding. THIS ONE CLEARLY DOES NOT!  This buyer got taken big
 time! It's unfortunate that these reprint owner's manuals are fooling a
 lot of people for big bucks!

 10/1/08:  This "356-B Red Coupe Brochure" sold on Ebay for the first
 time breaking the $100 barrier at
$125.00US!
This brochure is fairly
 common and there are several versions. One version has PORSCHE
 across the top right side of the brochure. There are also several edition
 dates. A very similar brochure was printed with a different graphic of the
 car. Both are nice items if you own a 356-B T-5.
(M&M 163).

 10/1/08:  This "356-A Owner's Manual Set" sold on Ebay for the really
 amazing price of
$551.00US!
This is a good example of the wild prices
 being paid for 356 Porsche Literature. The set consists of the regular
 356-A owner's manual (in this case a real one!), together with a body
 maintenance booklet, Blaupunkt radio instructions and a Maintenance
 coupon booklet.
(M&M N/A).

 9/28/08:  This "904 Carrera GTS Driver's Manual" sold recently on Ebay
 for
$556.00US! This is the highest price I've seen this manual sell for.
 904 literature is very scarce and the prices reflect this fact. This version
 did not include the binder.
(M&M N/A).

 9/26/08: This "1500, 1600, 2000 Carrera 4-cam Engine Guide" sold on
 Ebay for
$285.00US! The manual is in a ring binder with a slip-in cover.
 The same manual is often found without the binder. These manuals
 cover the 4-cam engine only. The rest of the car is covered in the regular
 factory workshop manual.
(M&M N/A).

 9/22/08: This 8 1/4 inch x 6 inch, undated 24 page "Ripened by Trial
 Brochure"
is believed to have been published in 1956 and sold on
 Ebay for
$275.00US!
On a page of technical data, reference is made
 made to
356-A's, 356-A 1500 GS Carreras, and 550 1500 RS Spyders
 
(M&M 109).

 9/22/08:  This early "356 Pre-A multi-page Color Brochure" sold on
 Ebay for
$255.00US, a pretty good price! It is a very nice early 356
 Pre-A brochure published in late 1952 with some editions dated in
 1953.
(M&M 23).

 9/17/08:  This "Blue Speedster Brochure" sold recently on Ebay for the
 amazing price of
$1,323.00US!
Just like the car, the price of this original
 factory sales brochure continues in the stratosphere! The one in this
 particular auction appeared to be in near mint condition!
(M&M 75).

 9/16/08:  This "356-A Factory Owner's Manual" sold recently on Ebay at
 
$242.00US!
From looking at the original auction picture, the manual is
 a later REPRINT! Original period owner's manuals from 1956 & 1957
 have black spiral binding. Too bad, buyers continue to get fooled by
 Sellers on Ebay!
(M&M N/A).

 9/16/08:  This "356-A Factory Workshop Manual Supplement" sold on
 Ebay for
$385.00US!
This Buyer paid more than $235.00 too much for
 this workshop manual supplement. The 356-A workshop manual came
 out in 1956. This supplement came out in late 1958 for the 59 changes,

 i.e. Zenith carbs, ZF steering box, 716 Trans, USA bumpers and the
 Convertible D, among other things!
(M&M N/A).

 9/14/08:  This "Porsche Spec's Booklet (for 356's)" sold on Ebay for
 
$104.00US!
This little booklet measures approximately 3.5 x 4.5 inches
 and is PACKED with useful information. Every 356 owner should have
 one. Would cut down on the questions on the Registry Forum! Not sure
 it's worth what this buyer paid for it!
(M&M N/A).

 9/10/08: This "Porsche Carrera Parts Book" for the 692/3 & 692/3A four
 cam motors sold on Ebay for
$274.00US! The parts book is dated March
 1961 and covers these two 1600 plain bearing crank four cam motors.
 
(M&M N/A).

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 9/8/08:  This "Rainbow Convertible D Folder" sold recently on Ebay for
 
$114.00US!
There are two versions, one mentions "Convertible D" and
 the other mentions "Convertible". Not sure which version this is. If
 you have a Convertible D, get one of these!
(M&M 147).

 9/7/08:  This "Porsche 904 Carrera GTS Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$301.00US!
This is a pretty good price assuming the brochure is in very
 nice condition, and considering they have sold for much more in the
 recent past.
(M&M 295).

 8/26/08:  This "White 356-C/SC Brochure" sold on Ebay for $122.00US!
 This is the first appearance of this brochure on this website. It is also
 known as the brochure with the hole in the cover. For 356-C owners, it  
 is a must have!
(M&M 257).

 8/23/08:  This "Yellow Porsche 356 Pre-A Brochure" sold onEbay for
 $356.00US!
It is one of the earliest brochures published by Porsche.
 It was published in late 1951 or early 1952. It is highly collectable and
 routinely brings a high price.
(M&M 14).

 
                                                                                             


 

 8/18/08:  These "Three Porsche Tractor Brochures"    
 from the 1950's sold together in one auction on Ebay
 for
$163.00US! Yes, Porsche made tractors, and lots of
 other things. Thought I would throw these in for a little

 variety. They are highly collectable!
(M&M N/A).


 8/17/08:  This "Porsche 616/3 Industrial Motor Workshop Manual"
 sold on Ebay for
$190.00US!
You don't see these very often, but
 they represent another side of Porsche's industrial empire. This
 workshop manual was published in 1959.
(M&M N/A).

 8/17/08: This "Carrera Engine Suppment for the 356-A 1500 GS" sold
 on Ebay for
$150.00US!
From the looks of it, it's been well used! This
 manual supplements the regular 356-A owner's manual and is one of
 several versions. It is fairly difficult to find.
(M&M N/A).

 8/12/08:  This early "356 Pre-A multi-page Color Brochure" sold on
 Ebay for
$565.00US, a pretty hefty price! It is a very nice early 356
 Pre-A brochure published in late 1952 with some editions dated in
 1953.
(M&M 23).

 8/8/08:  $316.00! This "Carrera Engine Assembly Guide" covers the
 1500, 1600, and 2000 Carrera Engines found in 356 Porsche Carreras
 of the 1960's and 1960's.
This particular item
Looks like a Copy!
If so,
 price paid was WAY TOO MUCH, by about $300.00! It you looking for
 one of these COPIES, don't pay more than $25.
(M&M N/A).

 7/31/08:  This "Porsche 356-C Owner's Manual" sold on Ebay for the
 
ridiculous price of $290.00US! This owner's manual is probably a
 RECENT REPRINT! Look carefully at the spiral binding, it is almost
 clear. Original period 356-C owner's manuals had a "milky white"
 spiral binding. Recent reprints are appearing regularly on Ebay. If
 you're looking for an ORIGINAL, watch what you pay!
(M&M N/A).

 7/27/08:  This early "Porsche 356 Pre-A Blue Coupe Brochure", one
 of the earliest Porsche sales brochures, sold for
$317.00US!
The
 brochure was in pretty rough condition, and it may have been a
 French language version. Notice the dealer stamp in the upper right
 corner.
(M&M 11).

 7/21/08:  This "356-B Porsche Carrera 1600 GS/GT Owner's Manual
 Supplement
"
sold on Ebay for $394.00US! The supplement covers
 only the Carrera 4-cam motor and came with the regular owner's
 manual. Because of the scarcity of these supplements, they usually
 bring high prices.
(M&M N/A).

 7/15/08:  This "Hardcover Set of 356 Factory Service Bulletins" sold
 on Ebay for the amazing price of
$750.00US!
According to the listing
 it contained late 356-C and early 911/912 Factory Service Bulletins,
 which were short 1-5 pages bulletins announcing such things as
 part changes, service procedures, and other interesting info. Porsche
 started publishing these SB's in 1954
(M&M N/A).

 7/15/08:  This "Porsche-Diesel Tractor Brochure" recently sold on
 Ebay for
$203.00US!
The item sold was the French version. Shown
 to the left is an Engish version. Both are the same except for the
 language text. Porsche built many tractors and these older tractor
 brochures have become highly collectable! (M&M N/A).

 7/15/08:  This "Porsche 356-A Factory Parts Book" sold on Ebay for
 
$274.00US!
The original early "A" parts books are relatively hard to
 find. A later version without "Ersatzteil Katalog" on the cover was
 reproduced by Stoddard. There is an earlier version with an entirely
 different maroon cover.
(M&M N/A).

 7/9/08:  This "356-A Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$289.00US!
This is the later version of this workshop manual with
 the tool graphic on the cover. An earlier version has a maroon cloth
 cover. Both are pin binders and are otherwise essentially the same.
 
(M&M N/A).

 7/9/08:  This "356 B/C Factory Workshop Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$330.00US!
It is the original factory B/C workshop manual and NOT
 a copy or later reprint. This manual has a maroon 4-pin binder with
 black section dividers. It includes the 356-B T-5 manual with the
 356-B T-6 & 356-C supplements.
(M&M N/A).

 7/9/08:  This "356 Pre-A Green Circle of Coupes" brochure sold on
 Ebay for
$253.00US! There is an almost identical brochure with a
 blue cover. These brochures were published in 1953 and 1954 for
 the 356 Pre-A.
(M&M 65).

 7/4/08: This early "Porsche 356 Pre-A Blue Coupe Brochure" is one
 the earliest Porsche sales brochures, sold on Ebay for
$504.00US!
 
This brochure
is highly collectable and hard to find in really nice
 condition.
It drew 26 bids from collectors from  around the world.
 
(M&M 11).

 7/4/08:  This is a "Soft-cover 356-A Factory Parts Book" which is a
 reprint of the original factory 356-A Factory Parts Book! Inside it is
 dated May 1957, but most of these were printed in 1969, some in the
 1970's. They have the same info inside as an original parts book.

 
This one sold on Ebay for
$404.00US! WOW!
(M&M N/A).

 7/3/08:  This "356 Porsche Linen Place Mat Advertising Item" sold
 on Ebay for 
$155.00US! Originally this place mat was part of a set
 of four and came with matching napkins. Notice the yellow 356-B in
 the lower right corner. During the 50's and 60's Porsche offered a
 wide range of now collectable advertising items....still does today!

 6/30/08: This "Gmund Brochure" sold on Ebay for the high price of
 $3,999.00US!
A fairly reasonable price for one of the very first sales
 brochures published by Porsche. These very early brochures are
 not getting any cheaper, and this one is one of the most collectable!

 (M&M 7).

 6/28/08: This is a rare version of the "White 356-C Brochure"! Most
 of the brochures have a square cut out hold in the cover that shows
 the back end of a white C Coupe on the first inside page. The version
 with the hole is the common version, a nice brochure, however, if
 you own a 356-C. Sold on Ebay for
$206.00US! (M&M 257).

 6/25/08:   This "356-C Sales Bochure" from 1963 sold on Ebay for
 
$161.00US,
This is a fairly high price for this nice 356-C brochure
 
which would be a nice addition to any collection.
This particular one
 was a English language version.
(M&M 251).

 6/14/08:  This "Very early356-A Factory Parts Book" sold on Ebay for
 $161.00US!
From the looks of the original picture in the auction, it
 was in very poor condition. In better condition it would have sold for
 a much more. Original Porsche 356-A parts books are VERY HARD
 TO FIND, later Stoddard reprints, not so.
(M&M N/A).



 6/12/08:  This very early "Gmund Sales Flyer" recently sold on Ebay
 for
$2,024.00US! This is a rare dealer flyer that is seldom seen for
 sale at shows or for auction. It appears to be a single sheet flyer
 printed on two sides and published by Autohaus Ebner, a dealer in
 Vienna, Austria (that currently sells VW's and Audi's).
(M&M N/A).

June 8, 2008.....A Record Setting Day! Some of the highest prices ever for 356 Sales Brochures!

 6/8/08:  This "356 Pre-A Vacation Delivery Plan Folder" sold on Ebay
 for
$254.00US! You don't see this item come up for sale very often!
 It is hard to find, and probably should have sold for a much higher
 price. It details information about going to Europe to pick up your
 new Porsche.
(M&M 303).

 6/8/08: A Record Price for this "Blue Speedster Brochure" which sold
 on Ebay for
$1,625.00US!
Yes, that price is CORRECT! The highest
 price I've seen paid for this brochure. With Speedster prices going
 thru the roof, it's not surprising that the Speedster Brochure is too!
 
(M&M 75).

 6/8/08: This "Carrera 57 Brochure" didn't set a record, but did sell for
 
$425.00US!
Actually, this price was about right, maybe a little low for
 what may be the nicest 356 Porsche brochure ever published. The
 artwork is fantastic!
(M&M 127).

 6/8/08: This price may also be a RECORD for this "550 Sypder Sheet"
 which sold on Ebay for
$546.00US! This price comes close to 2X
 the prior two sales for this single sheet advertising flyer, which is
 part of a 4 sheet set covering the Coupe, Cabriolet, Speedster, and
 the Spyder. Try to find a complete set for under $2500.00!
(M&M 62).



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 6/8/08: This is the first time this "356-A Technical Data Brochure" has
 made it on this List selling of Ebay for
$132.00US! It is a simple four
 page folder with technical information inside. There are multiple
 versions of this brochure with covers of different colors and many
 language versions.
(M&M 98).

 6/8/08: This "Porsche 904 Brochure" sold on Ebay for $631.00US!
 
This price may also be close to a record. The 904 was primarily a
 race car and few of these brochures were printed, hence the high
 prices paid.
 (M&M 295).

 6/8/08: This is also the first time this "356-A Years Ahead" brochure
 has made this list at the highest price I have ever seen for this B&W
 folder at
$203.00US!
on Ebay. It is a simple black & white folder with
 for pages for the 356-A Porsche.
(M&M 100).

 6/8/08: This is another RECORD PRICE! I've NEVER seen or heard
 of this brochure selling for this high a price:
$799.00US! on Ebay!
 Like the Spyder single sheet above, this
"Coupe Single Sheet"
is
 part of a set of four (Coupe, Cabriolet, Speedster,& Spyder).
 
(M&M 56).

 6/8/08: Another first time on this List, the "Black & White Speedster
 Folder"
sold on Ebay for the amazing price of $158.00US! I've never
 seen this item break above $100.00! It is a simple black and white
 folder for the Speedster with specs. Like the car, it's hitting be big
 time!
(M&M 73).

 6/5/08:  This "1953 Porsche Pre-A Owner's Manual" sold on Ebay for
 
$315.00US!
The manual is in obviously HORRIBLE CONDITION! It
 is surprising that it would bring this high price! Earlier manuals were
 published in 1950, 1951, and 1952.
(M&M N/A).

 6/5/08:  This "1962 Porsche Calendar Coin" sold on the Ebay auction
 site for
$613.00US!
Porsche published an annual calendar beginning
 in 1956, and in 1962 included a bronze coin with each calendar. The
 1962 calendar coing is the first one and the sale price reflects this.

 (M&M N/A).

 6/5/08:  This "1963 Porsche Calendar Coin" sold on the Ebay auction
 site for
$315.00US!
It is the second calendar coin in the series. This
 represents a strong price for this collectable coin.
(M&M N/A)

 5/30/08: This "356 Pre-A Engine Parts Book" sold on Ebay for the
 incredible price of
$765.00US!
This item IS VERY RARE, you don't
 see many of these around, and they probably didn't print many of
 them. However, the condition of the item is HORRIBLE! I guess if
 you have a Pre-A and need this item......you pay!
(M&M N/A).

 4/25/08:  This "904 Carrera GTS Driver's Manual", English language
 
version, sold on Ebay for
$449.00US,  about half of what a German
 language version sold for several months ago, proving that these
 prices for Porsche literature can be very volatile!
(M&M N/A).

 5/13/08:  This 3 3/4 inch x 6 inch, undated 24 page "356-A Sales
 Brochure"
is believed to have been published in 1956 and sold on
 Ebay for
$214.00US!
This is a very low price for this brochure. On
 a page of technical data, reference is made to
356-A's, 356-A 1500
 GS Carreras, and the 550 1500 RS Spyders.
(M&M 109).

 5/13/08:  This is the rare "Carrera 57 Brochure", one of the most
 striking and collectable brochures published by Porsche
during
 the entire 356 Porsche era. It sold on Ebay for
$208.00US. This is
 a vary low price compared to recent sales. The Buyer got a steal!  

 (M&M 127).

 

 5/12/08:  This "Porsche 356 Pre-A Crest Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$115.00US!
This 4 page black & white brochure was published in
 1954 or 1955, and not many of these come up for sale. It's a hard one
 to find. The price was good for the Buyer!
(M&M 79).

 5/11/08:  This "Carrera 2" Brochure" sold on Ebay for $425.00US.
 There are 2 versions of this brochure, one for the 356-B T-6 Carrera
 2, & one for the 356-C Carrera 2. Both are very collectable and are
 increasing rapidly in value. This is a very high price for this brochure!
 
(M&M 233).

 5/10/08: This "Early version 1956 356-A Factory Workshop Manual"
 sold on Ebay for
$256.00US! This price was a little bit low for a
 manual that appeared to be in very nice condition. The later version
 manual has a blue tool graphic on the cover.
(M&N N/A).

 5/10/08:  This "356-C Porsche Script Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$123.00US! This fairly
uncommon 356-C brochure is fairly hard to
 find compared to other 356-C brochures. The final bid price on this
 on was a good price for the Buyer!
(M&M 311).

 5/8/08: This "356-A Owner's Manual dated 1955" sold on Ebay for
 
$315.00US!
Apparently, it came with a manual supplement for the
 1500 GS Carrera engine. Both items were in the German language.
 This early 356-A manual is very hard to find, and even harder with
 the 4-cam supplement. Nice item!
(M&M N/A).

 5/7/08: This "1500, 1600, & 2000 Carrera Engine Guide" sold on Ebay
 for the very low price of
$143.00US! There are several other versions
 of this Carrera Manual, one with a plain black and white cover, and
 one with a red, black & white graphics cover. This is normally a high
 demand item, not reflected in the final bid price!
(M&M N/A).

 5/5/08: This "1965 Porsche Formula V Brochure" sold on Ebay for
 
$138.00US!
This author just missed out on this item ending up as the
 second high bidder! I should have bid higher! Odd Porsche brochure,
 4 pages, for Formula V, published in 1965. Would like to have one!

 (M&M N/A).

 5/4/08:  This "Porsche 356-A Factory Sun Roof Accessory Folder"
 sold on Ebay for
$163.00US!
It is a 4 page folder which covers the
 sliding sun roof optional accessory offered by Porsche for 356-A
 Coupes. It is a hard item to find as reflected by the price.
(M&M 300).


                 
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 4/29/08:  This "356-A Vacation Delivery Plan Folder" sold on Ebay      
 for
$262.00US! 
It is a very difficult item to find. The folder talks about
 where to buy a Porsche in Europe, and includes a list of prices for
 the various Porsche 356-A models.
(M&M 141).

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