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1957 Porsche 356A Speedster Patina Project Driver $399.5k For Sale

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  • £399,500 As stated
  • 1957
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Price £399,500 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Porsche
Model 356
  356A Speedster
Year 1957
Country USA
Region International
Telephone (001) 503 305 0411
Status Trade
Date 21-May-2020
Ref C1211549
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Located in the USA...no salt on roads...dry desert west...


1957 Porsche 356A Speedster Black Patina Barn Find rare 1 od 590 made in 57


$399,500

Engine Size 600 cc
Transmission Type Speed Manual
Body Style convrtible
Miles70,579

1957 Porsche 356A Speedster - Barn Find

• VIN 83591
• Engine no. 66377 (Matching)
• Trans no. 15472 (Matching)
• 1 of 141 Speedsters ordered in Schwarz (Black) out of 4,145 built
• All matching decks and doors

Delivered by Hahn Porsche to Mrs. Janet Brownlee on July 18, 1957.

One of 590 Speedsters built for the 1957-year model; only 40 were special ordered in Black!

Garage kept under single-family ownership for over 40 years. In 2016, this Speedster was discovered in a farmhouse in a remote location in Illinois.

It is a stunningly original example, with one thin re-spray over its entire life. Retains its original red interior and all of its factory components and hardware. When this Speedster arrived at European Collectibles the driveline was completely removed down to the tub.

All of the rust issues were addressed including the installation of new floor pans, longitudinals and battery box floor to factory spec. The matching engine & transmission were completely rebuilt but all the engine sheet metal was left untouched to preserve the patina.

-he brakes were completely rebuilt including a new master cylinder, brake lines, wheel cylinders, brake shoes, and the drums turned. The suspension was rebuilt with new bushing and rebuilt link and kingpins.

- nished its factory color combination of Black (701) with Red leatherette upholstery. Beautifully straight body with no sign of major rust or accident damage.

Original decks and doors, Speedster seats, door panels, steering wheel, four (4) original Lemmerz 4 ½” x 15” date coded rims and original Sigla will knobs, gauges, shift knob, and bezels are original. Mechanically, the matching 1600cc Normal engine runs phenomenally and the 4-speed manual (644) transmission shifts perfectly. Extraordinary opportunity to purchase a true time capsule with incredible patina.

We been at the forefront of preserving original Porsches and has supplied many customers with fantastically original cars such as this 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster factory Black with one thin re-paint over 40 years ago and miles of patina. Unrestored classics are at an all-time high and very difficult to find!

1st In Class - Unrestored - Peoples Choice at the 33rd Annual 356 Club Southern California Concours on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at the Bella Collina Towne and Golf Club.

Specifications

60 horsepower, 1,582cc OHV air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine with dual Solex carburetors, four-speed manual 644 transmission, independent front suspension with laminated torsion bars, parallel trailing arms, and tubular shock absorbers, independent rear swing axles with torsion bars and tubular shock absorbers, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 82.7 in.

History

During 1950 Max Hoffman, the sole importer of Porsches in the USA was achieving excellent sales success for the company. He suggested to Ferry Porsche that he could do even better if he had a car that would compete with the imported English sportscars and fit the needs of the American market. He suggested this new model would resemble a small Jaguar XK120 and be available at a more competitive price than the current 356 range.

Hoffman's sales of 356s in the USA were accounting for a third of all Porsche's 356 production by 1954 and so the needs of the US market had to be taken seriously by Porsche

British cars like MG, Austin-Healey, and Triumph dominated the American sports car market. Max Hoffman was convinced that cost was the major barrier to achieving significant penetration of the sports car market in the USA. The basic 356 Coupe, for example, cost $300 more than the Jaguar XK120.

Porsche was keen to meet Max Hoffman's requirements but clearly, a hand-built car with aluminum coachwork was out of the question - it had to be a cut-down version of the 356 cabriolet and it had to be capable of being produced on the same production line as the other 356s. If they removed trimmings and weather protection they might be able to save weight as well as cost - after discussion between Porsche's Albert Prinzling and Max Hoffman in New York the concept of the Speedster was born.

The Speedster was to have a low, raked windscreen, which easily could be removed for weekend racing, bucket seats, and a minimal, folding top, and side curtains instead of wind-up windows.

Ironically the new Speedster kept the same Type 540 designation as the America Roadster but was designed by Reutter for minimum production cost. The spartan cockpit had lightweight bucket seats with fixed backrests. Instrumentation was limited to speedometer and temperature gauge. Technically a heater and tachometer were optional extras designed to keep the magic base price below $3,000. Exterior appearance was standard 356 from the waist down except for attractive full-length chrome side strips running neatly through the door handles.

Typical Speedster advertising by Hoffman in Road and Track, May 1955 - "Years Ahead in Engineering - Miles ahead on the Road." The advertised price was $2,995

- I might consider a possible trade what do you have? What are you looking for?


- All inspections welcome... We ship worldwide...


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   Shipping at your cost example...is about $1,500.. to the UK ports...

  
   Thanks for looking....



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