1955 Porsche 356 Pre A Speedster 1500SOLD
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Porsche 356 Pre A Speedster 1500, 1955
Colour grey metallic, black leather interior, black soft top and side screens.
Superb (excellent+) condition.

Reference Number 41044

as of 3/24/2009

Overview
Car 1955 Porsche 356 Pre A Speedster 1500
Exterior / Interior Color      Silver /      Black 
Condition Exceptional 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

The Porsche 356 Speedster was built on instigation of the American Porsche importer Max Hoffman. Hoffman wanted a more basic, more sportive and cheaper convertible for the American market. Because he was also not fully happy with the looks of the 356 convertible the new car had to look the part too. Another demand was that the car could be raced.

Ferry Porsche took Hoffmans request, and remarks on the 356 convertible, serious and designed the Speedster. Hoffman was pleased with the new car; the 356 Speedster featured crisp clean lines, the car was basic, suitable to be driven hard; the ultimate Porsche "fun car".

The Porsche 356 Speedster is the most sought after Porsche and one of the most inspiring classics of the post war automobile history.

 

Technical data

 

4 cylinder boxer engine

cylinder capacity: 1488 cc.

carburettors: 2x Solex 32 PBI

capacity: 60 DIN bhp. at 4800 rpm.

torque: 105 Nm at 2800 rpm.

gearbox: 4-speed, manual

brakes: drum brakes all round

top-speed: 100 mph. - 160 km/h.

weight: 760 kg.

 

Sales information

 

Porsche 356 1500 S Pre A Speedster 1500, year 1955. Colour grey metallic with a black leather interior. Black soft top and side screens. This tremendous Porsche Speedster was professionally restored and overhauled by a renown Porsche restorer in The Netherlands. An extensive restoration file with photo's is present. This Speedster is in superb (excellent+) condition and the automobile drives perfect! Chassis number 80211, engine number 34164, 'matching numbers'. This beautiful Pre A Speedster features a chrome luggage rack and a classic radio.