1956 Porsche 356 Speedster Replica Widebody Turbocharged
Final bid:$18,000
Categories: Air-Cooled
Auction type: ReserveSold
12 bids, 47 comments

Vehicle Details

  • Year: 1956
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 356 Speedster Replica
  • VIN: 1122222821
  • Mileage: 100mi (TMU)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Merlin Purple
  • Seller Type: Private Party
  • Location: Curaçao
  • Lot #: V-0041607

Crafted as an homage to Porsche's legendary 356A Speedster, this widebody recreation showcases a Rusty Tubs LLC Speedster-style body affixed to a 1979 Volkswagen Beetle chassis. Beneath the decklid, a turbocharged 1.6-liter boxer engine has been paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. Finished in striking Merlin Purple paint from Audi’s color collection, it boasts clear headlight/taillight lenses, 17" aftermarket wheels, carbon fiber interior overlays, forged internals, an electric fuel pump, a solid steel transmission strap, and much more. This turbocharged Speedster replica is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Curaçao.

Constructed upon a 1979 Volkswagen Beetle chassis, this Speedster replica comes finished in Merlin Purple (LZ3W) from Audi’s color palette. With a fiberglass body by Rusty Tubs LLC, the seller performed several customizations including widebody fender flares molded from a 911 Turbo, a rear decklid with a central air inlet, a double bubble-style rear cover, round LED exterior lighting with clear lenses, removed outer door handles, and door-mounted side mirrors. It rides on staggered 17” wheels dressed in Sumitomo GTRZ tires (235/45 front, 275/40 rear) with plenty of remaining tread reported. The seller adds that an unused, in-box Fibersteel Plexiglass Racing Windshield will accompany the sale. Minor signs of road-going wear are noted, and detailed images are provided in the gallery.

The cabin presents a pair of fiberglass bucket seats overlayed with genuine carbon fiber, which also covers the central tunnel. Other equipment includes black-faced Dakota digital instrumentation, an AEM Electronics air/fuel ratio gauge, a black steering wheel, and a matching EMPI shifter. Black vinyl lines the door panels while rubber coverings protect the floor.


Power is derived from a turbocharged Volkswagen Beetle 1.6-liter four-cylinder boxer engine and 4-speed manual transaxle. The engine is said to have been fully built with forged internals, a modified cam, and fuel injection. Additionally, an electric fuel pump and solid steel transmission strap kit have been fitted. The seller states a full inspection and service was performed in October 2023 including an oil & filter change, a new fuel filter installed, the K&N air filter cleaned, injectors cleaned, and a new battery fitted. The seller estimates this vehicle to have been driven approximately 500 kilometers (~310 miles).

This sale will include a clean title, a car cover, an unused Fibersteel Plexiglass Racing Windshield, and photo documentation of the build.

The seller would like you to know:Thank you for visiting my auction. The inspiration for building this car came from my childhood when I played in a rusted car body not knowing at the time it was the body of a real Porsche 356 coupe. That is where my passion started for the 356. I built this car from the ground up for some years, as I had to order every single part from the US. The car is unique for there are bits of the body built fully by me. It drives great, and has very good power, yet provides a smooth ride. This car gets a lot of attention. The car just got a full service in October 2023 with a new battery so you can enjoy the car worry-free.”

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $18,000
  • Auction End: Apr 22, 2024 07:37:46PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 12
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1956 Porsche 356 Speedster Replica Widebody Turbocharged
Final bid: $18,000 Sold
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