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1957 Porsche Speedster 356 Replica – SOLD

About This Vehicle
Odometer: 460
Engine:  1600 cc Dual Carb
Body Style: Convertible
Transmission: Manual
Exterior Color: Green
Interior Color: Light Sand
VIN: 118185433
Price:     SOLD
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, 1957 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER BUILT BY THE BEST, VINTAGE SPEEDSTER, WITH JUST 460 MILES…NEAR FLAWLESS CONDITION!!
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AN ABSOLUTE BLAST TO DRIVE AND READY TO SHOW AND GO!!!
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BARELY BROKEN IN WITH JUST 460 MILES….DON’T MISS OUT!!!
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This attention getting, beautiful, 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Replica is an absolute blast to drive and is practically brand new with just 460 miles!!  That’s correct, I did say Replica, but not just any replica….this Speedster was hand built by Vintage Speedsters out of California, the #1 builder of Porsche Speedster Replicas. They are a California company that has built 90% of all of the Porsche Speedster replicas on the market and their quality is top notch! Vintage Speedsters uses a custom built, jig welded 2×4″ 11 gauge steel frame. This rigid new structure retains the original VW 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 the original Speedsters are certainly a rare breed, these Vintage Speedster replicas are rare in their own right with roughly only 3000 built. 
 
This particular Auratium Green beauty was built in late 2010 for a gentleman from Charlottesville, VA. He worked in Washington, D.C during the week and was home on the weekends and thought this would be an awesome toy to enjoy on sunny days. Well, with 2 kids and a crazy work schedule the car rarely got driven. While he absolutely loved it, his wife finally convinced him that it was silly to have such a nice car just sitting in their garage. Unfortunate for him but extremely lucky for the next owner…maybe you?? The color combination is quite stunning and is one of the original colors offered in 1957. It is called Auratium Green and it was considered a “Special Paint” color and was offered at a slightly higher price on the original 356 Speedsters back in 1957. The color really adds to authenticity and uniqueness of this Speedster!! Even hard core Porsche enthusiasts would be easily fooled that this is not the real deal worth well over $150,000.  These Vintage Speedster replicas are an amazing value and a blast to drive at highway speeds or just around town.  This car handles extremely well too!! 
 
This would definitely be a great addition to any car guy or gals collection, or perfect for someone looking for a truly unique sports car investment that can be driven anywhere as well as taken to the car shows and cruise-ins. I will do my best to provide enough large images and a video of the car running to help you decide if this beauty should be in your garage! As with all of my classics, I do have this car advertised on several other sites as well as my own. I encourage serious buyers to call me to ask any questions and discussing putting this beauty in your garage before the next car guy or gal scoops it up. I will do my best to provide enough large images, a video of the car running and honest description to help you decide if this is the one for you. Sit back and enjoy!! 
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As mentioned the body on this Auratium Green Porsche Speedster is in near flawless condition.  With just under 460 miles on it, it has always been pampered and detailed and the paint looks practically brand new. Body panel fit is fantastic and the doors on this car open and shut like a new Porsche. Everyone who looks at the car is very impressed by the fit and finish. The only thing I noticed that keep me from saying that it is absolutely perfect is 1 extremely tiny rock chip that has been touched up. There is also some very minor pitting on the small chrome brackets holding the windshield that most people would never notice. Other than that it looks like new.  All of the chrome trim, badges, and glass look fantastic. The color really stands out on this car and truly matches the class and great lines of this Speedster. It was very sunny out when I took the outdoor pics and the sun makes the color look a little lighter then it is as you will see in the indoor shots. It is a beautiful color in person!! I had the car professionally waxed and buffed and the finish is gorgeous and is ready for the shows as soon as it arrives to the next owner!! Here is a walk around photo tour:
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Although the best way to enjoy this beautiful Speedster is with the top down it is also nice to know that if needed this Speedster also has a great tan convertible top that is easy to put up or down as well as side windows that insert easily and a boot cover that give this car a very clean look when installed.  The car is actually pretty cool looking even with the top up.  Check it out:
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The light sand colored interior offsets the Auratium Green exterior beautifully and is also essentially flawless and absolutely beautiful. Simplistic sophistication is the best way to describe the layout of the interior. Very comfortable and supportive bucket seats look like new. There is a rear seat pad but I think it is more like a storage area then a seat. Door panels and carpeting look awesome. Dash is neatly laid out with all of the gauges you need to monitor the performance of the 1600cc dual carb air-cooled engine. All of the gauges, lights and turn signals are working correctly. Beautiful period correct ivory colored banjo style steering wheel with Porsche center cap. If needed this Speedster also has heat for those cool fall drives through the mountains. Just a beautifully designed interior that looks just like the real deal and in close to new condition…have a look:
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This is the fifth Vintage Speedster I have owned so I knew what to expect when this one arrived. However, when I got my first one I have to admit I was a little skeptical about how much fun it would be to drive. Well, after driving the first one I was immediately a fan…With just under 460 miles on this one, it drives as good if not better then any of the previous new and I continue to be a huge fan!!! I have driven plenty of high horsepower muscle cars, newer Corvettes, BMW’s and Porsches but these little Speedsters have truly won me over!! It has a serious fun factor to it unlike anything else. This Speedster has just under 460 miles on the 1600cc, dual carb air cooled Volkswagen motor and the engine compartment is clean as a whistle.  This particular speedster also has the upgraded 3:88 4-speed transmission shifts smoothly and takes this little roadster up to speed quickly with no problem and sounds great doing it! Brakes feel great and stopping is a breeze in this lightweight roadster. This little roadster really handles the road well and to me feels like a Porsche 911 on the road. Maintenance is cheap and easy on this car and any foreign car mechanic should be able to do a valve adjustment and tune up every 3-4,000 Miles to keep it running great. The wheels are the upgraded 5 lug 15″ wheels with Porsche emblem chrome hub caps which look great and tof course the tires are like new. Oil was just changed and we did a tune up so this Speedster is ready to roll the minute it hits your driveway! There is nothing this car needs but you in the drivers seat!!! Undercarriage looks great! Plenty of storage in the front trunk area so go ahead and take that weekend trip to the mountains or the beach…this will be the ride of your life. Make sure you leave a little extra time for all the questions and conversations you will have with folks who stop you. 
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Hopefully you agree that this is just an awesome looking little Speedster Replica. It is in amazing, like new condition and is an absolute blast to drive. People will be stopping you left and right asking you what it is or wondering if it is an original….that will be up to you to tell them…believe me it is hard to tell!  This is truly a sun in your face, wind in your hair, super fun roadster that you can drive and enjoy and take to the shows and cruise-ins. It is registered as a 1968 Volkswagen which is what the floor pan came from and is how Vintage Speedster registers the cars they build.. It has a valid title that will be transferred to the next lucky owner.   Don’t let this one pass you by… Don’t you deserve it???


DRIVE THE DREAM!!
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 If you have any questions feel free to call me at 770-359-8400 and I will do my best to answer them.  If you are a serious buyer lets talk on the phone and discuss it. I will be happy to negotiate a deal and end the auction early so we can get this beautiful car in to your garage as soon as possible.  In addition to being a licensed Classic Car Dealer I am also a Transport Broker and will be happy to assist the buyer with a great rate on Enclosed or Open Transport anywhere in the US at the buyers expense or to any port for overseas buyers.
 
 

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