Think of a minimalist 356 Speedster with a lined soft top and wind-up windows and this is what you have.

Instruments look more recognisably 356 but the Convertible D still has a VW feel. Controls are light but rubbery so get the car into top gear and enjoy the supple ride and open motoring.

Drauz was the coachbuilder that constructed the body for this 356, hence it is known as a Convertible D.

This is one of just 1000 made during 1959, making it rare and desirable.

  Wider rims look cool but blunt steering feel. 356 suspension is rudimentary trailing arms at the front and swing axles at the rear – but with little power the suspension isn’t taxed.

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