1957 Porsche 356 A SpeedsterSOLD

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To be sold at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction on March 8, 2013. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960 or specialist@goodingco.com. Engine Specifications: 1,592 CC 4-Cylinder Type 616/1 Engine Dual Solex Carburetors 60 BHP at 4,500 RPM 4-Speed Type 644 Transmission 4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes 4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars About this Car: This beautifully presented example of Porsche’s legendary Speedster was completed on July 15, 1957, and shipped to Hoffman Motor Car Co., Inc. of New York – ordered with US bumpers, sealed beam headlights, and English instruments. It arrived in sleek black paint – one of only 141 356 A Speedsters so finished. In 1983, a discerning Porsche enthusiast hired restoration expert Harv Smith of San Francisco to locate a largely intact late-model Speedster. After extensive research Mr. Smith successfully found just the car in Del Mar, California, which had been owned by Alan Hale since 1975. Although ownership prior to this is undocumented, Mr. Hale confirmed the odometer reading of 64,883 miles to be correct. Equally important was the fact that the body panels, engine, and transmission numbers matched the Kardex for chassis number 83592. The new owner had this confirmed in a Porsche factory letter dated 1983, which is included in the sale of the car. After acquiring this rare Speedster, the owner had Harv Smith commence a full restoration. A premier judge for the Porsche Club of America Concours during the 1970s and 1980s, and a regular contributor to Excellence magazine, Mr. Smith expertly restored the car to concours standards in the popular Meissen Blue with a red interior, oatmeal carpet, and a tan top. The Speedster immediately won Division 1 at the 29th Porsche Club of America Chicago

Reference Number 212959

as of 3/14/2013

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Car 1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster
VIN 83592 
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