1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Replica

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.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $54,000
  • Auction End: 2022-08-11 19:37:00+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 35
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Comments (69)

  • mdgtx1983 (registered bidder) 6 days, 3 hoursago

    @jcarpenter9 Thank you! I’m excited!

  • mdgtx1983 (registered bidder) 6 days, 3 hoursago

    Did I meet the reserve?

  • mdgtx1983 6 days, 3 hoursago

    Sold for $54,000

  • jcarpenter9 (seller) 6 days, 3 hoursago

    Congratulations. Thank you. Jim

  • Lexday47 (registered bidder) 6 days, 3 hoursago

    Enjoy the car it looks delightful but I'm late for lunch.

  • mdgtx1983 6 days, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $54,000

  • Lexday47 6 days, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $53,750

  • mdgtx1983 6 days, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $53,500

  • Lexday47 6 days, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $53,250

  • mdgtx1983 6 days, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $53,000

  • Lexday47 6 days, 3 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

  • rsabeebe (registered bidder) 6 days, 3 hoursago

    such a fantastic color combination. jealous of the new owner.

  • replicaspeedster.com (registered bidder) 6 days, 4 hoursago

    Amazing!

  • mdgtx1983 6 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $48,000

  • Lexday47 6 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $47,000

  • Alliw2lls 6 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $46,000

  • mdgtx1983 6 days, 5 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • DesertCDN 6 days, 5 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $43,500

  • mdgtx1983 6 days, 5 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $43,000

  • DesertCDN 6 days, 5 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $41,500

  • mdgtx1983 6 days, 6 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $41,000

  • Alliw2lls 6 days, 6 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • Damaho912 6 days, 7 hoursago

    Dealtank here we come!

  • mdgtx1983 6 days, 8 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $37,000

  • jcarpenter9 (seller) 6 days, 9 hoursago

    Thank you for the comments and bids. This is a very low mileage, well sorted and well cared for car that shows little wear. New, this car, as equipped, would be in the low to mid $40's, plus tax, plus about a two year wait. You can be driving this car soon. Thanks.

  • Lexday47 6 days, 9 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $36,000

  • audios22 6 days, 9 hoursago

    Beautiful Replika of a great P-Car.
    Interesting video too. The last wide shot of the location is more than familiar to me. Having been a graduate of ASU in 1985. And in the theater department as a tech, I recognized Gamage Theater immediately. One of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest works in my opinion. GLTTWB.

  • Littlehandegan 6 days, 10 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $33,000

  • SJIbb3 6 days, 14 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $32,000

  • Alliw2lls (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    @jcarpenter9 thanks. Was not sure if it let the bidder know.

  • jcarpenter9 (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    I will know when it’s reached. Bidders will not know until someone wins.

  • Alliw2lls (registered bidder) 1 week, 1 dayago

    When do you know when the reserve has been reached?

  • mdgtx1983 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • Flyman615 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $29,000

  • jcarpenter9 (seller) 1 week, 1 dayago

    Thanks for the bids. Jim

  • mdgtx1983 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $28,000

  • lancef 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $27,500

  • Nevada32 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $23,000

  • jcarpenter9 (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    Thanks for the bids. Jim

  • Flyman615 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $22,500

  • Edmanrunning 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $21,000

  • jcarpenter9 (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    Thanks For the bid Flyman.

  • Flyman615 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $19,500

  • jcarpenter9 (seller) 1 week, 3 daysago

    Thanks for the bid and nice comments. Since I have always had it serviced In the early fall, it is about due again. I did not have it done early because I think most buyers would, as I have always done with a new car, have it serviced to give me a known starting point.

  • justdiggin (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    Hi jim, great car! Fyi, i am not concerned in the least about the location of the brake master cylinder reservoir and the e brake configuration as it pertains to the under dash e brake lever... i do like that you have the freeway flyer trans AND that you adjusted the valves and torqued the heads EVERY YEAR even tho your car only has TWO THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED and TWO miles since new... this is a great car!!! Sorry that you have to sell... i will give it a great home if i am the LUCKY BUYER... i've had 7 real speedsters through the years, and am currently priced out of THAT market... sincerely...

  • justdiggin 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $18,000

  • Flyman615 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $16,500

  • kastanza711 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • replicaspeedster.com (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @replicaspeedster.com famous not famose

  • replicaspeedster.com (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    @jcarpenter9 @jcarpenter9. "They stopped the car every time" sounds like famose last words to me. I would still like to see the e-brake configuration under the car.

  • jcarpenter9 (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    If you can wait until Monday, I can call Vintage Speedsters and ask them. I have never personally checked the brake fluid. It has been checked during the annual maintenance tune up and service that has been done on the car. I have never had a problem with the brakes. They stop the car every time.

  • replicaspeedster.com (registered bidder) 1 week, 4 daysago

    @jcarpenter9 I'm curious about the emergency brake components that are located under the front end of the car, that are attached to the emergency brake handle under the dash. Different builders do it different ways and I'm curious how the Arizona version of Vintage Speedsters did it. If you have or can borrow a regular floor jack it would be easy to jack up the front to take some pictures.
    Makes it a little difficult to know if you are low on brake fluid if you can't see the brake fluid reservoir.

  • jcarpenter9 (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    When you say e-brake, I assume you mean the emergency brake. I do not have a lift at my disposal and cannot get under the car to see or photograph anything. The emergency brake handle is under the dash, on the driver's side. I do not know where the brake fluid reservoir is located. It is not in the front trunk area. Only the fuel tank and battery are up front. The car is registered as a 1969 VW in Arizona.

  • replicaspeedster.com (registered bidder) 1 week, 4 daysago

    Can you please post some pictures of the e-brake system from underneath the front of the car? Also, where is the brake fluid reservoir that is typically located in the frunk? Is the car registered as a VW in Arizona?

  • jcarpenter9 (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    Thanks for the bid Flyman. Jim

  • Flyman615 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $14,750

  • SJIbb3 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $13,500

  • SJIbb3 (registered bidder) 1 week, 4 daysago

    @jcarpenter9 great thanks for clarifying

  • jcarpenter9 (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    Yes. There are some minor chips on the nose. That is why I included the photos in the posting. Unfortunately that is unavoidable in Arizona. They look a little worse in the photos than they really are. Jim

  • SJIbb3 (registered bidder) 1 week, 4 daysago

    Jim, can you comment on the paint condition as there is some reflection in the pictures. looks like some chips in the front bonnet.

  • jcarpenter9 (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    Thanks for the bid. Jim

  • Flyman615 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $12,500

  • jcarpenter9 (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    Thanks for your bid. Jim

  • Derege 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $11,500

  • jcarpenter9 (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    Flyman615 Thank you for your bid.

  • Flyman615 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • jcarpenter9 (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    I assume it is a standard VW type 1 setup and that, I believe, is a swing axle. thank you for your interest.

  • Davenorcal (registered bidder) 1 week, 5 daysago

    Nice color combination and love the proper hand brake and heater valve locations. Is this set up with Swing Axle or IRS rear suspension?

  • jcarpenter9 (seller) 1 week, 6 daysago

    I am Jim. I recently moved into a retirement highrise with limited parking.. That is the reason I have to sell. I will be standing by all week to answer any questions. Thanks for your interest.

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1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Replica
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