1958 Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster300.000-330.000 EUR - Estimate

1958 Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster by Reutter

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' Paris event, 7 February 2018.
Estimates:
€300.000 - €330.000

Designed with the American market in mind and seeking to offer a no-frills, more affordable offering to Porsche’s standard offering of 356 models, the Speedster has long been considered one of the most iconic and collectable cars ever produced. Fitted with simple bucket seats and side curtains in an effort to save weight and costs, performance benefitted as a result, and this was just what the American market desired. Priced at just $2,995, considerably lower than a standard 356 Cabriolet, the Speedster was an instant hit.

According to the accompanying Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this particular 356 A Speedster was built with the 1,600-cc engine in January of 1958 as the 25th example built for 1958. It was originally delivered through Max Hoffman’s distributorship in New York City. It is believed that the car spent the majority of its life in its adopted home of the U.S. During 2008–2009 it was subjected to a cosmetic restoration by the highly regarded restoration shop Paul Russell and Company of Essex, Massachusetts, including a repaint in its current, stunning colour combination of Midnight Blue over Beige.

The car was imported to the UK in late 2014, where it was purchased by its current custodian and has remained in that country ever since. Driven seldom since its restoration, the 356 presents wonderfully throughout, and would make for an exceptional warm-weather driver. In addition to the aforementioned Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, the car is also accompanied by its restoration invoices from Paul Russell, totalling to over $81,000, as well as its correct tool roll, jack, driver’s manual, a copy of the original Kardex and invoices for works undertaken by UK-based Porsche specialist Maxted-Page in 2015 and 2016.

To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/PA18.

Reference Number 507854

as of 2/22/2018

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