1956 speedster beck replica convertible
- Condition: Used
- Make: Porsche
- Model: 356
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1956
- Mileage: 6,100
- VIN: 2751482
- Color: Light Blue
- Engine size: 1,850cc
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Blue
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1956 Porsche 356
1956 Porsche 356 SPEEDSTER Beck Replica
Cabriolet, convertible, spyder
This is a Beck. That means this 356 was custom built and professionally assembled. This is NOT an inexpensive "Kit Car" package, bought and built as a garage project that sits on top of a VW bug pan. Most of the other Speedsters replicas you find are built on a VW bug pan, they are easy to spot. You can see the difference by just looking at the interior. To get the correct wheelbase they have to cut the pan to shorten the car.If they are not shortened, then you have a Speedster that is too long with enough room for a small back seat. Beck Speedsters are built by hand on a tube frame.
This Speedster has only 6,100 miles (photo shows kilometers) and has a high performance 1850cc engine with twin Dellorto carbs. It is a nicer build with a fair amount of chrome parts (see photos). The engine sounds good with the right amount of throaty note to the exhaust. The gear ratios are noted in the original build sheet that I have included in the photos. First gear is 3:80 to 1.
My story. I have owned this Beck for 10 and Â½ years. It is fun to drive and a real head turner. It is also a fun car to take to car shows or any event. It was featured in a wedding. Most of my use is just as a Sunday driver, but sometimes I will take it to town to run errands. During my ownership, it has never seen rain or snow. The photos with the convertible top up were the first time I had raised it since purchase.
Some owners of other non-Beck speedster replicas talk about upkeep and body alignment and so on. Frankly, I have had no problems with this car. The Beck frame, electrical, mechanical and body works perfectly.
The car is titled as a â€œ1960 VW convertibleâ€. I have it registered as a vintage vehicle and it has no smog requirements. I have a clear Texas title. I have it insured as a 1960 VW convertible. The vin number on the title is the chassis number noted in the photos. The title is NOT a "special construction" title, so there are no export issues.
The Interior has all the correct Speedster style trim and accessories. This is the correct set of knobs for lights, wipers, horn. It has the period correct German language gauges (speedometer in kilometers, tach, engine temp and fuel) and all work as they should.
It has Nardi steering wheel and Nardi gearshift knob that I added. I have the original Beck steering wheel and knob. Some Speedsters have non-authentic items (heater, AC, radio). This one is the correct Speedster trim. It has the correct Drauz Karosserie plate in the driver side door jam with the correct chassis number and 356 model number (see photo).
It comes complete with a fold-away soft top and side window curtains and a boot for the soft top.
The car has the correct Porsche style hubcaps and exterior badging. This 356 Speedster handles beautifully, shifts smooth, sounds great and has fantastic acceleration! It is easy to maintain and combines classic styling with new car reliability. When its parked it always draws a crowd and when seen on the road get thumbs up from everyone! Even the motorcycle riders wave.
May be the car for the collector that has everything.
If you have questions, OK to call or text me at 817-312-8661.
This car is sold as is where is. The car is available for local pickup or YOU must schedule shipping.
This Speedster will be listed in various places, so get it before itâ€™s bought. I reserve the right to end the listing early. This vehicle comes with no warranty and is being sold by a private party as-is. Deposit of $500 is due within 48 hours of purchase, remainder due via certified check or cash. No phony payment deals or checks that are extra to cover some made up story. You must have a reasonably good eBay rating to buy this car. Car will not be released until cleared. Sale transaction must be completed within 7 calendar days of auction close.