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Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster

Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster

Roadster, 1957


  • VIN 82634
  • Completed on October 5, 1956
  • One of 948 Speedsters produced in 1956

1957 Porsche 356A T1 Speedster

The 733rd Speedster was produced in late 1956 and was originally delivered from the factory in Ivory (704) with a Red leatherette upholstery. Options from the factory include hub caps, antenna, coupe seats, and sealed beam headlights.

According to the current owner this Speedster was purchased from the original owner who was a US serviceman stationed in Germany. The Speedster was brought back to the United States where it was stored in a warehouse for the next 42 years. VIN 82634 was subjected to a no-expense-spared Concours restoration over a 3-year period. From 2007-2009, the body, suspension, wheels, seats, and bumpers were all media blasted. The body was primed, sealed, prepped, and painted. The gauges were sent out to North Hollywood Speedometer to be restored.

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European Collectibles
1665 Babcock St
CA 92627 Costa Mesa
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The vehicle in detail

Over a 10-month period, from 2009-2010, European Collectibles was commissioned to complete the assembly of the Speedster. The undercarriage was completely detailed, the suspension was installed, and a upgraded ZF steering box was installed. The engine was fully serviced and detailed, a new wiring harness was installed, and the braking system was completely rebuilt. A completely new interior was installed with correct materials and oatmeal German square weave carpets. While only using OEM parts, all mechanical components including the drum braking system and electrical components were completely rebuilt, installed, and sorted. All new rubbers were installed. The bumpers were pre-fit to the body and painted, along with the windshield frame, and a soft top to ensure the absolute best fit. All the chrome was triple plated and all of the components were restored or replaced.

Although the restoration was completed nearly a decade ago it still presents beautifully with no imperfections, excellent gaps, and pan fit. The Red upholstery is in pristine condition, the Speedster seats have white piping with a Black canvas boot cover and soft top. The dash contrasts beautifully against VDO instrumentation and a wooden steering wheel. The painted wheels are 4.5” x 15” with Super hubcaps and Michelin XZX 165 HR 15 tires. The undercarriage is in immaculate condition.

Mechanically powered by a period-correct performance 1600cc flat-four engine (type 616/36 case) with 1740cc pistons and cylinders, all correct linkage, fuel pump, voltage regulator, fan shroud, and rare set of duel Super Solex 40 PICB Carburetors. This Speedster runs phenomenal and is paired to a 644 transmission with Limited Slip Differential and a four wheels drum braking system. Complete with spare wheel, tool kit, side curtains, boot cover, with some history and receipts of the restoration. An excellent opportunity to acquire a beautifully restored 356 Speedster that has great performance and is in perfect cosmetic condition.

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Year of construction: 1957
Model: 356 A 1600 Speedster
Body: Roadster
Series: 356
Power: 60 HP
Cylinder capacity: 1,6 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
License documents (Click to open): 1957-porsche-356a-speedster-46.jpeg
Interior color: Red
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: White
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Elfenbein 5704/Reutter 704
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes

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