Free and Clear Title / Triple Black / 1500 Super / Porsche Pre-A Speedster
- 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, it was actually a case of removing equipment to reduce the cost of the car and compete with less expensive cars. Ironically, the 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, a cut down windscreen, bucket seats, and a rudimentary top.
Just finished restoration and awaiting a home, Aase Sales performed a top-down, inside-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, fortunately he had all the original parts like the ignition switch, starter button, hood handle and gauges. Retiring to Florida, he 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, the 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, fit and shine are amazing. The car was block sanded by hand between every step and it shows. The hood, engine lid and door gaps are perfect. Being a parts company we also put every part new on the car we could, no expense was spared. Speedsters have been, and are currently, highly 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, second 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, floors have been replacedOriginally signal red, now triple blackFully restored and rebuilt 1500 Super engine, both 40PCIB’s carburetors were rebuilt by 356 Carburetor rescue, all new gaskets and rubber, new windshield, all chrome re-finished, interior installed by our own Bryce Kline who worked for Autos International for 12 years. Four new period correct Koni Shocks, new wiring harness installed from YNZ, top frame re-painted and new German canvas installed by Auto's International, new 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, Owner's manual, jack and tool kit 16 inch wheels and tiresCar drives great, this is not a new 911 but the enjoyment of shifting through the gears, holding onto the large steering wheel and driving is effortless. Take the emergency brake off, turn 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, and is available, world-wide.
This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect 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, and 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.