Built by the Vintage Motorcars company in California, this 356 replica features hand-crafted fiberglass bodywork and a custom air-cooled Volkswagen 2,332cc engine. This Super Widebody example has been finished in black over a baseball glove brown interior with German square-weave carpeting. This high-quality one-owner Speedster replica is now being offered for auction by its seller while showing under 1k miles on the odometer.
Mounted to a shortened 1970 Volkswagen Beetle chassis, the Speedster-style fiberglass bodywork has been finished in black with a matching soft top & boot cover. Exterior details include chrome trim, driver’s and passenger’s side mirrors, a rear decklid grille with one-of-a-kind badging, teardrop taillights, and a central exhaust outlet. It rides on 17” chrome-finished wheels with colored Porsche center crests and Nexen tires. Additional images are provided in the gallery.
The cabin presents unique and tasteful baseball-glove-brown vinyl upholstery with dark grey German square weave carpeting. It features a 3-spoke wood-rimmed steering wheel, a painted dashboard, VDO instrument gauges with green markings, Bluetooth connectivity, chrome accents, heated seats, and aluminum pedals. All gauges, electronics, and accessories are reported to be working properly.
Power is derived from a custom 2,332cc air-cooled engine generating a claimed 140 HP to the rear wheels through a 4-speed manual transmission. Equipment includes an AS 41 engine case opened for 94mm cylinders, an 84mm counter-weighted crank, a 12V Chromoly lightened flywheel, H-beam rods, VM2 cam for Solex carburetors, dual-port heads, a 3:44 ring & pinion transmission, a 72-row oil cooler with an electric fan, and 5-lug front and rear disc brakes. The seller adds that a valve adjustment and oil change were carried out at approximately 400 miles.
This sale will include a clean title, a build sheet, and a custom black car cover.
The seller would like you to know: “Thank you for visiting my auction. I have owned this car for almost 2 years, and it is kept in a garage and always covered. All maintenance is up to date. The car is still new and in mint condition with only 675 miles on the odometer with a brand-new set of tires. This car is flawless, and any new owner will absolutely fall in love with this special build.”
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