Built by the original Vintage Speedsters company in California, this 356A replica features handmade fiberglass bodywork paired with a 1963 Volkswagen chassis and air-cooled 2,276cc engine. It was recently treated to a fresh coat of Arctic Silver Metallic paint by the specialists at Vintage Motorcars of California along with new carpeting, exterior trim, badging, seals, and more. This high-quality Speedster replica underwent a comprehensive recent tune-up and is now being offered for auction showing approximately 32k kilometers (just over 20k miles) on the odometer.
In July of 2022, this Speedster was completely refinished in the traditional Porsche color of Arctic Silver Metallic and adorned with new badging, trim, rubber seals, horn grilles, headlight buckets, and taillights. Accessories include mesh headlight stone guards, clear glass turn signal lenses, a louvered rear decklid, black leather hood straps (attached with Velcro), aero-style mirrors, and a black Haartz cloth soft top with matching side curtains and tonneau cover. The car is also accompanied by a set of custom top-down CruZin windows. It rides on 10-slot Lemmerz wheels with Porsche crested hubcaps and 185/70 HR Vredestein tires from 2021.
The cabin is trimmed in high quality Allante black vinyl with new carpeting and door panels recently fitted by Vintage Motorcars of California. The footwells are lined with Coco floormats and the driver sits ahead of a genuine wood-rimmed Nardi steering wheel with a Porsche-crested horn button. Other accessories include Porsche-crested lap belts, a Porsche-crested shift knob, and Porsche badging across the dashboard.
The rear wheels are driven through a 4-speed manual 3.88 Freeway Flyer transmission paired with an air-cooled 2,276cc flat-four engine. Features include dual 44 IDF Weber carburetors as well as an external oil cooler with fan, a transmission brace, front disc brakes, rear camber compensator, adjustable front suspension, external spin-on oil filter, Bosch-style ignition, and dual-tip chrome exhaust. The seller states the engine has approximately 2k miles of use and underwent a full tune-up including rebuilt carburetors and valve adjustments in August of 2022.
This sale will include custom top-down CruZin Windows, a car cover, and a clean California title.