Porsche 356B, 356C Cabriolet, 1962-65
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Porsche 356B, 356C Cabriolet Top Key Features:

For late 1962 thru 65 356B & 356C models with factory headlining.

Top has fabric around window inside to match headliner.
Please select top with fabric that matches your headliner color.

 
  • Quality: Made to Porsche specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: One piece top with zippered plastic window. Hand-rolled binding.
  • Original Factory Material: A5 German Sonnenland Canvas
  • Original Window: Plastic window.
  • Original Colors: Black
  • Alternate Materials: Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas, Haartz Stayfast Canvas
  • All seams are doubly electronically welded and sewn for added reinforcement. Convertible top fabrics are mildew & mold resistant, and UV treated for color fastness. Plastic windows are DOT rated heavy 40-gauge thick vinyl.
  • Shop with confidence: Made by Robbins with their 6 year factory warranty and 18 month labor allowance.

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) German Sonnenland Canvas
Convertible Top with Zippered Plastic Window
Made by Robbins   
(2007R)
 
For: 1962-65 Porsche 356B, 356C Cabriolet Convertible Top
Inside Fabric Color
Color
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$749.00
B.) Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas Convertible Top
with Zippered Plastic Window. 
Made by Robbins 
   (2007R)
For: 1962-65 Porsche 356B, 356C Cabriolet Convertible Top
Inside Fabric Color
Color
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$657.00
C.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
with Zippered Plastic Window
Made by Robbins
    (2007R)
For: 1962-65 Porsche 356B, 356C Cabriolet Convertible Top
Inside Fabric Color
Color
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$575.00
Porsche 356B, 356C Cabriolet convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965


Wood Bows

Wood Bows

356 Cabriolet Rear Top Wood Bow. Replica of Original in Upholstery Grade Yellow Poplar.
$349.95


Headliners

Headliners

Stretch Wool Headliner
Model
Color
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$575.00
Twill Cloth Headliner
Model
Color
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$389.00


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Arrow T50ACD Heavy Duty Electric Stapler

The Arrow Fastener T50ACD electric staple gun drives wire staples with force. It will securely drive 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" staples into modern convertible top tack strips, eliminating the need for an air gun for convertible top installation, this stapler comes with the a supply of 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" staples.

This stapler also has a brad driving capability, so you can use this stapler again and again for a variety of jobs.

The Arrow T50ACD packs a well-balanced powerful, durable design. Comes complete with rugged carrying case and 10-foot, heavy-duty cord, a supply of T50 series staples, and a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

Additional features include safety trigger lock, comfortable non-slip cushion grip, fastener reload, all-steel working parts, and 14-amp motor.

   Details...

$59.95
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$9.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 4-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$8.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.

$26.95


Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$30.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
$14.95




Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black

About The Fabrics:

German Sonnenland Canvas is the original German made canvas used in many Mercedes, Porsche, BMW and other convertibles. It's general construction is very similar to the other two canvases. It is hard to tell the surfaces apart among the three. But the manufacturing specifications make this the longest lasting top. There is an approximate twenty percent greater wear rating for Sonnenland than for Haartz Stayfast. Some of this is due to the abrasion resistance of the exterior canvas. This is a factor in certain tops where the framework design tends to produce friction between the top's surface and the car's hardware. (It is a well known 'trade secret' that the Haartz Division of Glen Raven Mills purchased the Sonnenland factory.)

Sonnendeck Canvas (also called 'Twillfast') is an American made canvas, true double texture topping like the Haartz Stayfast. Many purists who own Mercedes and other German cars want to see the particular German weave (that is called "dobby weave") when they look up inside the car. Haartz Stayfast canvas has a plain (unwoven) inner lining. So for Porsche, Mercedes and BMW owners who will spend a little more in order to see that "dobby" weave we offer a fabric called Sonnendeck (in addition to the original German Sonnenland or Happich canvas. The wear rating of Sonnendeck is also greater than for Haartz, by perhaps 10%. This is due to the slightly heavier inner lining and subtle bonding specification differences.

Haartz Stayfast Canvas has a canvas outer layer and a preshrunk cotton inner layer. The two are bonded with and separated by a butyl rubber core. It is this core that makes the fabric last a very long time, with both better static and dynamic wear ratings than vinyl toppings. Haartz Stayfast is the American substitute for the German canvases used in Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, some models of Mustang and Lebaron and others. Canvas is widely regarded as "richer looking" than vinyl. It is a little harder to clean. The inside of the top is pre-shrunk cotton. The inner lining is usually black.

There are two wooden "bows" in this car which must be checked before re-using. Most restoration requires a new front wood bow, possibly also a rear top bow. Our wood bows are in stock for immediate shipment. They are made from kiln grade upholstery hardwood.

Our cabriolet tops are made by Germanex and are of the highest quality. Hand rolled bindings are included. You must specify the color (black, gray or tan) for the vinyl window lining. This should be chosen to match your headliner color.

Headliners are available separately. They are not included with the top. Headliners are listed as accessories.

CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.


Parts in this category (Porsche 356B, 356C Cabriolet) fit cars for years: 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965.