We are pleased to present this one-of-a-kind 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster replica by Intermeccanica. Completed in 2016 following a year-long build process, this 356 replica was created as Intermeccanica’s first-ever widebody Speedster. In addition to its custom specifications, this example features the G50 5-speed manual gearbox and 3.6 L flat-six engine derived from a Porsche 964. With approximately 4k kilometers (2,500 miles) showing on the digital odometer, this incredibly unique Speedster is now being offered for auction out of Florida on behalf of its seller in Canada.
Comprised of handmade fiberglass bodywork over a custom steel frame, this Speedster is finished in Black and the paint is said to be in excellent condition throughout. Detailed images are provided in the photo gallery. Some noteworthy features include widebody fenders, chrome trim, headlight grilles, a beige tonneau cover, and nerf bars for the front and rear bumpers. This example rides on a set of one-off custom 18” deep-dish slotted wheels with chrome Porsche-crested hubcaps. It currently rides on a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires with two new rear tires installed in 2020.
Inside, the cabin has been beautifully appointed with beige leather and matching square-weave carpeting. Other features include a wood-rimmed 3-spoke steering wheel, a Porsche-crested wooden shift knob, green 356-style instrument dials, Coco floormats, and a custom sound system with Audison amplifiers and a period-style Blaupunkt radio. Air conditioning and heating are equipped, and all gauges and accessories are said to be fully functional.
Powering this Speedster is an air-cooled 3.6 L flat-six engine that was derived from a Porsche 964 along with a G50 5-speed manual transmission. Approximately 247 HP is sent to the rear wheels. SSI heat exchangers have also been installed along with upgraded brakes, and Bilstein struts. This 356 replica is said to be in good mechanical order with a recently replaced distributor cap and newly installed battery.
This sale will include a clear Ontario registration. A truly unique creation with the air-cooled heart of a Porsche 964, this custom 356 Speedster replica is not to be overlooked.