About This Vehicle
- Odometer: 6055
- Engine: 1915 cc
- Body Style: Convertible
- Transmission: 4-speed
- Exterior Color: Silver Metallic
- Interior Color: Light Gray
- VIN: 1102024735
BEAUTIFUL 1957 356 SPEEDSTER REPLICA BUILT BY ORIGINAL VINTAGE SPEEDSTER COMPANY WITH JUST 6055 MILES…NICELY LOADED WITH 1915 CC, DUAL WEBERS, 3.88 FREEWAY FLYER, FRONT DISC BRAKES, AIR CONDITIONING, STEREO, AND FULL TONNEAU….SHOW AND GO!!!
This beautiful Silver 356 Speedster Replica has just under 6100 miles, is in very good condition and runs and drives fantastic! That’s correct, I did say Replica, but not just any replica….this speedster was hand built by Vintage Speedsters out of California, one of the original builders of Porsche Speedster Replicas. In fact they had built about 90% of all the Porsche Speedster replicas on the market and their quality and customer service was top notch. They sold the company several years ago. They used a custom built, jig welded 2×4″ 11 gauge steel frame. This rigid new structure retains the original VW floor pan designed by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche and integrates the largest frame possible. In addition the steering wheel is offset slightly just as it was in the original Speedster. While original Speedsters are a rare breed, Vintage Speedster Replicas are rare in their own right with roughly only 3000 built. This will be a great addition to any car guy or gals collection, or perfect for anyone looking for a truly unique sports car investment that can be driven anywhere as well be taken to the car shows and cruise-ins. Most people have no idea that this is not an original worth well over $200k and it will be up to you if you want to reveal the secret when you get stopped everywhere you go. I will do my best to provide you with enough large images, a video of the car running and an honest description to help you decide if this is the one for you. Sit back and enjoy! I am also a transport broker and can assist the buyer with Enclosed Transport anywhere in the US and I welcome overseas buyers as well and can assist in getting the car to the port of your choice.
I purchased this 356 Speedster from a gentleman in Florida who owned it for the past 4 years. He had purchased it from the original owner who originally lived in California and then moved to Florida. He was not sure of the original build date but we believe it Is was abut 8 years ago. As you will see in the pics this car looks great overall and Silver is a great color for these cars. Body panel fit is excellent. There are a few chips in the paint that were touched up and a small scrape on passenger edge of front bumper and lower corner of passenger fender that were also touched up. There is also a blemish under the clear coat on the drivers side door and abut a 2″ hairline crack in paint on the engine lid. None of these blems take away from the beauty of this Speedster but I like to point out the flaws as I see them. Black convertible top looks great and this Speedster also has the full tonneau cover that goes across the interior and unzips down the middle. Overall, this speedster looks really nice as you will see in the photo tour of the body:
The 1915 cc dual carb air cooled engine is very strong and cruises along at highway speeds with no problem. A recent valve adjustment and oil change was performed. It has the Dual Weber carburetors that are set up just right and this Speedster performs beautifully. This particular car also has the upgraded 3.88 Freeway flyer transmission allowing you to cruise along at 70+ mph on the highway. The car has a nice tone from the tri-mil dual exhaust and you can hear it running in the video that follows. This little speedster also handles really well with front sway bar, and adjustable rear swing plates,. Beautiful set of chrome wheels with the Porsche emblem hub caps. Braking is a breeze with the upgraded front disc brake option this one has. Maintenance is cheap and easy on this car and any foreign car mechanics should be able to do a valve adjustment and tune up every 3-4,000 miles to keep it running great. The undercarriage looks great and engine bay is also nice and clean as you would expect. Turn the key and enjoy… It will be a ride to remember but make sure you leave a little extra time for all the questions and thumbs up you will get along the way. This car is Titled as a 1970 Volkswagen. There is nothing this car needs but you in the drivers seat!
HERE IS A SHORT VIDEO SO YOU CAN HEAR THIS BEAUTIFUL SPEEDSTER START UP AND RUNNING (CLICK THE ARROW TO START):