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Recreation/Replica

Recreation/Replica

Roadster, 1957

Highlights

  • Beck 356 Speedster, tube frame, highest quality recreation.
  • Electric motor paired to 4 speed H-pattern transaxle.
  • 100+ mile range, 90+ MPH, simple charging, refined engineering.

1957 Beck 356 Speedster powered by a 110HP electric motor mated to a 4 speed H-Pattern transaxle makes for one for the most unique experiences while being powerful, reliable, and engaging to drive.

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Powers Motorsports
455 Tresca Rd. STE #1
32225 Jacksonville, FL
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The vehicle in detail

This Beck 356 Speedster offers a truly rare driving experience, one large electric motor in the rear, mated to a 4-speed proper H-pattern transaxle. This translates to all the joys of raw driving, running through the gears, maintaining the power band, and rev match downshifting, but powered by a torque filled 7K RPM redline electric motor. Where is differs from the gasoline powered experience, is the instant torque, near silence, and starting every time with maximum power with only a flick a switch, at any altitude or temperature.

The car itself is a Beck 356 Speedster in beautiful Merlot over Whiskey Tan interior wearing classic gold badges and the perfect stance. Beck Speedsters are known for their quality with a purpose built 3” DOM tubular chassis and handcrafted bodies. Where things start to get unique is the power plant. A 110-horsepower electric motor powered by 12 200AH Lithium batteries make this faster than a gasoline air-cooled engine even with the added weight of the system. Depending on the weight of the driver the Speedster is right around 2600 lbs, the shocks are tuned for the new weight. Although heavier than the orignial it can hardly be felt and handles as it should. Kumho 165/80/R15 tires mounted onto chrome wheels provide the right look while not sacrificing handling. Front disc brakes with drums in the rear provide plenty of stopping power, the power regeneration of the motor can provide added deceleration if desired.

The interior is complete with brown leather seats and door cards with full tan carpet. A matching tonneau cover hides the convertible top, in addition to matching removable windows. An Electric Vehicle Interface Controller provides a display in the center of the dash. The vitals that can be monitored include motor temp, battery temp, AMP feedback, voltage, charge status, and a code readout. The speedometer displays your speed in KPH and odometer which currently reads 5,010 KMs. The tachometer is connected to the electric motor and gives you accurate RPMs. A Kicker Bluetooth sound system in connected to Polkaudio speakers found in the doors. Sliding rail seats provide plenty of comfort and stability with great ergonomics to the shifter and upgraded handbrake. LED lights offer low power consumption while being very effective, they provide all the functionality of parking lights, low beams, and high beams.

Overall, this is a unique driving experience in a very subtle package. Speeds of 90+ MPH can be achieved, while using all the gears is not necessary with the ability to start in even 4th gear with no stalling only gradual acceleration. A 100-mile range is possible and normal household power can be used to charge with full charge times being achieved overnight. An on-board liquid cooled smart charging system makes for stressless charging. Three switches in total include a storage main switch, hidden security switch, and ignition style switch on the dash. Simply using the dash switch is all that is required to flick and start driving. Lithium batteries are user friendly, not needing to be constantly plugged in or watered. A full binder of all wiring, products used, troubleshooting, and other details will be included. This Speedster has been fine-tuned and proven very reliable, ready to be driven. Titled in Florida, USA as a 1957 making for easy export around the world. Vehicle had conversion completed in 2015.

We work with clients all over the USA and globally, please reach out with any further questions about the Speedster.

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Specifications

Year of construction: 1957
Model: Recreation/Replica
Body: Roadster
Series: Recreation/Replica
Mileage: 5010 km
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Electric
Interior color: Brown
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: Red
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Merlot Maroon
Condition: Fully restored
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes
Registered: yes
Country of first delivery: United States
Number of vehicle owners: 1

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