1957 Porsche 356 A SpeedsterSOLD

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To be sold at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction on March 9, 2012. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960. Engine Specifications: 1,582 CC Flat 4-Cylinder Engine Dual Zenith Carburetors 60 BHP at 4,500 RPM 4-Speed Manual Gearbox 4-Wheel Drum Brakes Independent Front Suspension with Trailing Arms and Torsion Bars Independent Swing-Axle Rear Suspension with Torsion Bars About this Car: With its sporty and lithe appearance, this classic 356 A Speedster is a true testament to the early open-top Porsche model that stole the hearts of countless sports car enthusiasts. According to its Certificate of Authenticity and factory build records, this car still features its original matching-numbers engine. The car completed assembly at Porsche?s Zuffenhausen plant on October 1, 1956, equipped with sealed- beam headlamps and finished in red paint with a black leatherette interior. One of the many examples exported to the US, this 356 A Speedster was equipped with American-style bumpers and distributed through Max Hoffman?s legendary New York City-based import agency. Although the early history of this 356 A 1600 Speedster remains unknown, the car is believed to have resided in Florida where it was owned by a Mr. Bradshaw in the late 1990s and by a Mr. Dunn from the mid-2000s. In 2010, this Porsche Speedster was discovered by the consignor in Atlanta, Georgia, who embarked on a thorough refurbishment by Porsche specialists Klub Sport Racing in Riviera Beach, Florida. Klub Sport undertook an engine refurbishment, including a freshening of the ancillary components, the brakes were rebuilt, the fuel and oil lines were replaced and the exhaust was powder-coated. Cosmetically, the car received a new interior and soft top, including new carpets, seat upholstery and a tonneau cover. Completed in November 2010, the work totaled almost $38,000. Since the restoration, this 356 A Speedster has been sparingly driven and dutifully maintained in climate- controlled storage. More recently, this 356 A has been freshened and detailed by the Kevin Westmoreland of Performance Restoration in Cleveland, Georgia. Finished in a deep coat of red paint that faithfully duplicates its original livery, this agile Porsche Speedster bears testament to the purity of Reutter?s classic bathtub open-body design. This matching-numbers 1600 Speedster offers attractive cosmetics and refurbished mechanical systems that ably demonstrate Porsche?s legendary performance. This 356 A Speedster is perfect for spirited open-top motor- ing or exhibition at car shows and vintage Porsche events.

Reference Number 164034

as of 3/13/2012

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Car 1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster
VIN 82626 
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