Having left the factory on May 4th of 1957, this Porsche 356A Speedster 1600 arrived at Hoffman Porsche of New York finished in White over a black interior with optional sealed-beam headlights. This rare 356 has been meticulously cared for and is said to benefit from a recent rebuild of the carburetors. It has since made its way to Texas where this exquisite example is now being offered for auction accompanied by a copy of the original Kardex.
The Reutter-built Speedster bodywork is said to have been refinished in its original color of White (603) during the 1990s. The finish is complemented with chrome trim and contrasted by gold-finished designations and a black convertible soft top with a matching tonneau cover. The chrome 15” wheels with Porsche-crests hubcaps are dressed in new Vredestein tires. The exterior has been ceramic coated with CQuartz and the seller notes minor paint imperfections as well as an incorrect “Super” badge that was fitted under previous ownership.
The cabin is appointed with black leather and vinyl upholstery which is said to remain in outstanding original condition. Features include a white-finished two-spoke steering wheel and dashboard, a suite of analog VDO instrumentation, gold-finished Porsche lettering, and Coco floor mats. The seller notes some minor crazing on the steering wheel.
The 356A equips a 1582cc air-cooled flat-4 engine with twin carburetors, generating power to the wheels through a 4-speed manual transmission. The carburetors are said to have been rebuilt in preparation for the sale along with all fluids changed.
This sale will include a clean title, sales documentation, owner's manuals, a toolkit, a spare tire, and a battery charger.
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