Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster

Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster

Roadster, 1958

Highlights

  • Classic Black (color code 5701)
  • Red leatherette interior
  • Absolutely superb in every way!

1958 Porsche 356A Speedster with chrome Rudge wheels

Originally finished in classic Black (color code 5701) with Red leatherette interior from the factory! Out of 4,145 Speedsters produced only 141 were special ordered in Black and only 36 Speedsters were ordered in Black, out of only 555 built-in 1958!

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European Collectibles
1665 Babcock St
CA 92627 Costa Mesa
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European Collectibles did a full concour restoration with no expense spared over a 20-month period from 2018 to 2019. During the restoration, this 356 was completely disassembled so that every aspect could be properly addressed. The 356 was stripped down to the bare tub and it had minimal rust. The body and panels are original and still retain their matching numbers. All panels were pre-fit with bumpers, windshield frame and top to ensure the absolute best result. The complete driveline was rebuilt, engine, transmission, suspension, braking system, new wire harness, and fuel system. All the chrome was triple plated, all the components are OEM or NOS.

Absolutely superb in every way, this 356A Speedster is ready for immediate road or concour use. Complete with an original tool kit, owner’s manual, side curtains, boot cover, Classic Technical Certificate from Porsche confirming all matching numbers, Kardex, coffee table book of the complete restoration, and photo documentation of the restoration. Options include chrome Rudge wheels, US overrider bumpers, deluxe horn ring, and red seat belts Shown for the first time on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at the Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours On The Avenue. Out of the eight Speedsters shown, this 356 took 1st in class. Truly one of the best 1958 Speedsters that you will find. Everything has been done, finished in a beautiful original color combination, and is a dream to drive!

The T2 356A features all of the subtle improvements and updated details fitted to the T2 Speedster over the brief four-year production run. 1600cc normal 60 horsepower engine, 644 manual 4-speed transmission, ZF steering box, relocated shifter, high bow soft top, USA bumpers with override bars, and four-wheel drum brakes.

Specifications: 60 horsepower, 1,582cc OHV air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine with dual Zenith 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; One of the most desirable collector models is the 356 “Speedster”, introduced in late 1954 after Max Hoffman advised the company that a lower-cost, somewhat spartan open-top version could sell well in the American market. With its low, raked windscreen (which could be removed for weekend racing), bucket seats, and minimal folding top, the Speedster was an instant hit, especially in Southern California.

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Specifications

Year of construction: 1958
Model: 356 A 1600 Speedster
Body: Roadster
Series: 356
Mileage: 66590 mi
Power: 60 HP
Cylinder capacity: 1,6 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: Red
Interior material: Leatherette
Exterior color: Black
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Black 5701
Matching Numbers: Yes
Condition: Fully restored
New/Used: Used car
Ready to drive: Yes

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