Available for auction is this 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster Replica finished in GT Silver over a wine red Allante leather interior. Built by Vintage Speedsters of California in 2001 upon a 1960 Volkswagen chassis, this 356 replica was acquired by the current owner in 2014 having covered approximately 13k miles and has since received a freshly built 2110cc engine, new GT Silver paint, and an overhaul of the interior. Featuring a long list of premium parts and accessories, this Speedster replica is now being offered for auction by its seller out of California with a reported 3k miles on the new engine and just over 26k miles overall.
The handcrafted fiberglass bodywork sits atop a 1960 Volkswagen chassis mated to a custom fabricated steel subframe. The exterior is finished in GT Silver with a black Haartz cloth top including matching side curtains and a tonneau cover. Other details include a rear luggage rack, Reutter badging, dual Aero style mirrors, and a set of grey powder-coated 10-slot steel wheels dressed in a set of Vredestein Sprint Classic tires. The car is said to have been completely refinished following minor rear-end damage in 2021 by Vintage Motorcars of Hawaiian Gardens, including new rubber body seals, taillights, body trim, and lettering. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.
The cabin features wine red Allante upholstery on the seats, door cards, and dashboard as well as the lever boots and rear parcel shelf. German-made square weave carpeting lines the footwells and luggage compartment. Amenities include a wood-rimmed Derrington-style steering wheel with a Porsche crested horn button, dual-tone Hella horns, and a custom stereo system with a 500-watt JL Audio amplifier, 10” subwoofer, and 6 ½” Cerwin-Vega coaxial speakers.
Power comes from a custom-built 2110cc air-cooled flat-four equipped with Bosch style ignition, and dual Webber carburetors with Vintage Speed filters and linkages. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 4-speed manual Freeway Flyer transmission with a 3.88:1 final drive, heavy-duty side plate, and welded gears. The engine was built by Pat Downs and is said to produce up to 150 HP at 5600 rpm and 153 lb.-ft of torque between 4200 and 4600rpm. Other features include front disc brakes and a single exit A-1 sidewinder exhaust system. A comprehensive breakdown of the drivetrain components is provided below:
This sale will include a clean title.