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Porsche 356A Speedster replica For Sale (1972)Porsche 356A Speedster replica by Covin/Dax. This is without doubt the best Speedster we have had and looks superb in Mercedes Nautic Blue – the colour really suits it well and makes for a refreshing change from the ubiquitous silver.
The Covin/Dax Speedster was the result of a collaboration between Essex based companies Covin Performance Mouldings and DJ Sportscars (Dax), who are perhaps better known for their Cobra replica kits. The Covin/Dax kit is regarded as one of the better Speedster replicas featuring a double skinned bodyshell and a factory fitted subframe mated to a shortened Beetle chassis.
This particular Speedster is based on a 1972 VW Beetle and is registered as an historic vehicle. It been constructed with keen attention to detail and is about as close to a 1957 356A Speedster as you can get.
The blue paintwork is in excellent condition as is the black mohair hood and the grey leather interior. It has had new tyres fitted recently and the spare is unused. The MoT is valid until February 2018 and the engine oil was changed only last week. There is MoT history with the car back to 2003 which is when the Speedster was built.
On the road the 1700cc engine endows the Speedster with lively performance and the car is an absolute joy to drive on A and B roads where you can reap the benefit of proper wind in the hair motoring. The handling and brakes are good and the whole car feels very well put together.
The engine compartment is very well presented and the underside is also clean and tidy. Fastidiously maintained by the previous owner this Speedster has to be one of the very best on the market today.
The Speedster comes with two spare sets of keys, a workshop manual and some items of spares including an unused silencer with single tailpipe.
As always I would consider taking an interesting vehicle in part exchange.