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Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster

Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster

Roadster, 1958

Highlights

  • Extensive Mechanical Works by Willhoit and Concours Repaint by Export 56
  • Fully Matching Numbers Engine, Transmission, Body and Wheels
  • Delivered New to Hoffmann Motors, New York

1958 PORSCHE 356 T2A SPEEDSTER

Export 56 are delighted to offer for sale this stunning, 1958 Porsche 356 T2A Speedster. Presented in its original colour combination of Silver Metallic over Black. This is a fully matching-numbers example and has undergone a detailed mechanical restoration by Willhoit and a concours repaint by Export 56. Original Rot Free Body shell!

Chassis Number 84896 was completed at Stuttgart, Zuffenhausen in October 1957 and supplied new as a Left Hand Drive model via Hoffmann Motors, New York.

Price: GBP 450,000

United Kingdom

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356 Speedster Background

It was the US importer Max Hoffmann who convinced Porsche there was a market for their cars in America. He requested an inexpensive Porsche with reduced furnishings costing less than 3,000 dollars. In autumn 1954, Porsche produced a significantly less expensive version than the 356 America Roadster, which included ‘Speedster’ in the model name for the first time and quickly caused a sensation in the world of motor sports. It combined the sheet steel body of the cabriolet with a raked windscreen, reduced interior equipment and a rain top. In the USA, the 356 1500 Speedster cost just 2,995 US dollars and became an instant hit in the sunny coastal states.

Between 1954 to 1959 Porsche built 4,144 Speedster’s in total.

The 1958 Speedster type T2 is the most desirable, sought after, and truly the best to drive of all the Speedsters from 1954 to 1958. With the ZF steering box, high bow top frame, and a better shifter position that is closer to the driver, there is nothing better.

Specifications

Year of construction: 1958
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
Interior color: Black
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: Silver
Matching numbers: yes
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes

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