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- Condition: New
- Make: Porsche
- Model: 356
- SubModel: Pre-A Speedster
- Year: 1955
- VIN: 80230
- Color: Triple Black
- Engine size: 1500 Super
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: 4 Speed
- Interior color: Black w/ red piping
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1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster
The Porsche Speedster is a true legend among automobiles. Built with the less is more mentality, t was actually a case of removing equipment to reduce the cost of the car and compete with less expensive cars. Ironically, he cars are more collectible now and worth considerably more than their plusher counterparts. The car was built in direct response to requests for American Porsche distributor Max Hoffman for a car that would sell better in the United States and would be inexpensive enough to compete with Triumphs and MG`s. The resulting car had only what was necessary: side curtains, cut down windscreen, ucket seats, nd a rudimentary top.
Just finished restoration and awaiting a home, ase Sales performed a top-down, nside-out restoration. We purchased the car from the second owner who moved from southern California in the 1980s. He took the car apart to do a restoration and never finished the car, ortunately he had all the original parts like the ignition switch, tarter button, ood handle and gauges. Retiring to Florida, e sold his house in Ohio in one day and had 30 days to move out. Consequently he came to us to purchase the car and all of the accompanying parts in May of 2014. We began the restoration then and have just completed the Speedster. Every speck of detail meticulously noted and restored as needed.
The speedster was completely media blasted on a rotisserie and epoxy primered. The body was in excellent condition, he chassis number is on the panels as shown. At some point during its life the floor pans were replaced but the sheet metal all appears to be original. We had the car painted by the top guy in Ohio at a cost of about $50,000 The body, it and shine are amazing. The car was block sanded by hand between every step and it shows. The hood, ngine lid and door gaps are perfect. Being a parts company we also put every part new on the car we could, o expense was spared. Speedsters have been, nd are currently, ighly collectible. They are iconic in the car world. Recently Speedsters at auction have sold for over $500,000 and even as high as in the $600,000 range. These cars are better investments than the stock market! The value and desire of obtaining one of these 356 models is only increasing.Two owner California car, econd owner since 1971Includes certificate of authenticity [COA]Note that the photo that we made of the title denotes that the VIN # is actually the engine # as California did back in the dayPerfect gapsOriginal body panels, loors have been replacedOriginally signal red, ow triple blackFully restored and rebuilt 1500 Super engine, oth 40PCIB’s carburetors were rebuilt by 356 Carburetor rescue, ll new gaskets and rubber, ew windshield, ll chrome re-finished, nterior installed by our own Bryce Kline who worked for Autos International for 12 years. Four new period correct Koni Shocks, ew wiring harness installed from YNZ, op frame re-painted and new German canvas installed by Auto's International, ew tonneau and side curtains. All work correctly done for the period in our shop by a mechanic with 20 years experience working on 356’s. Includes key fob, wner's manual, ack and tool kit 16 inch wheels and tiresCar drives great, his is not a new 911 but the enjoyment of shifting through the gears, olding onto the large steering wheel and driving is effortless. Take the emergency brake off, urn the key on and kit the starter button and drive away. I am always amazed at how well the 356’s ride and handle. FULL NUT AND BOLT RESTORATION. Only test miles are present on the car.
Aase Sales LLC will help with shipping of the vehicle upon purchase at the expense of the buyer. Vehicle MUST BE PICKED UP WITHIN 15 DAYS OF PURCHASE. Shipment can be arranged, nd is available, orld-wide.
This vehicle is being sold as is, here is with no warranty, xpressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, uthenticity, enuineness, r defects herein, nd makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, mperfection, efect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, nd to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.