Available for auction is this 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Replica finished in Slate Grey over a brown interior. Built by Vintage Speedsters out of the Arizona location in 2018, this example is based on a 1969 Volkswagen and features an air-cooled 1915cc flat-four engine paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox. Receiving annual maintenance and cared for by only two owners since new, this Speedster Replica is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Arizona showing just under 3k miles on the odometer.
This 356 features handcrafted fiberglass bodywork has been finished in Slate Grey with a black convertible soft top and matching full and short tonneau covers. The 15" slotted chrome wheels are accented by crested nipple hubcaps and come dressed in Pirelli P4 Radial tires. Exterior highlights include rear Porsche and 1600 Super badging, front fender Speedster script, a louvered rear deck, tear-drop tail lights, and two side mirrors. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.
The interior is finished in a unique and tasteful baseball-glove-brown vinyl. It features a painted dashboard, Coco floor mats, a Nardi wood steering wheel, Bluetooth radio, and 356-style instrument gauges with green markings. All gauges and electronics are reported to be working properly. The seller reports that the driver’s side outside door button does not work, but the inside handle does. A new, uninstalled handle is included with the sale.
This Speedster Replica is equipped with an air-cooled 1915cc flat-four engine featuring Dual Solex carburetors, which sends power to a 3:88 4-speed manual "Freeway Flyer" transmission. Vintage Speedsters uses a restored Volkswagen floor pan shortened and mated to a custom fabricated 2"×4" 11-gauge steel frame. This results in a rigid structure that retains the VW pan design while also including the original Speedster’s slightly offset steering wheel. Other options include disc brakes, sway bars, and an auxiliary oil cooler. The seller notes that this vehicle was serviced and tuned annually, which included valve adjustments and head torque.
This sale includes a clean title, two sets of keys, extensive documentation, and a car cover.