1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Replica by Vintage Speedsters

Available for auction is this 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Replica finished in Pewter Grey over a black interior. Built by Vintage Speedsters in California, this 1957 Porsche replica is based upon a 1968 Volkswagen and features an air-cooled 1915cc flat-four engine paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox. Cared for by only two owners since new, this Speedster is now being offered for auction by its seller out of California showing just over 5k miles on the odometer. 

The handcrafted fiberglass bodywork is finished in Pewter Grey with a black convertible soft top and matching full and short tonneau covers. Exterior highlights include rear Porsche and 1600 Super badging, front fender Speedster script, a rear luggage rack, mesh headlight stone guards, with a centered tailpipe and bumper guards. Crested nipple hubcaps accent the 15" slotted chrome wheels, which come dressed in Firestone tires. This Speedster is also accompanied by a set of custom-made “CruZin Windows”.

The interior is appointed with black square weave carpeting and matching leather upholstery accented by a painted dashboard. Features include Coco floor mats, black 3" racing seatbelts, a Nardi leather steering wheel, and 356-style instrument gauges with green markings. Modern amenities include an Alpine CDE-164BT stereo with Bluetooth and a RoadPro 12-volt ceramic heater. All gauges, electronics, and accessories are reported to be working properly.

Power comes from an air-cooled 1915 cc flat-four engine paired with a 3:88 4-speed manual "Freeway Flyer" transmission and a Vintage Speed quick shifter. Dual Weber 44 IDF carburetors fuel the engine, and the exhaust exits through a black ceramic-coated A1 Sidewinder exhaust. Magnaspark ignition with solid state coil, an external oil filter, and oil cooler are also installed. Vintage Speedsters uses a restored Volkswagen floor pan shortened and mated to a custom fabricated 2"×4" 11-gauge steel frame. This results in a rigid structure that retains the VW pan design while also including the original Speedster’s slightly offset steering wheel. Handling is supported by a front sway bar, KYB rear shocks, and adjustable front and rear suspension. A killswitch has been installed for added security. Recent service in June 2022 included carburetor and valve adjustments.

This sale will include a clean title, one set of keys, an owner’s manual, a car cover, and a period correct vintage suitcase with accessories.


Auction Results

  • Highest Offer: $42,500
  • Auction End: 2022-08-11 18:02:00+00:00
  • Number of Offers: 3
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Comments (21)

  • $42,500 offer from Marlboro, NJ (07746) 6 days, 5 hoursago

    Offer in the amount of $42,500

  • replicaspeedster.com (seller) 6 days, 9 hoursago

    I'm not sure why this car still shows as being available. It didn't make my reserve price during the auction, but I sold it on my website for $46K www.replicaspeedsters.com
    Sorry you missed out on this one, but will have another one on PcarMarket VERY soon.

  • $42,000 offer from Palm Desert, CA (92260) 6 days, 10 hoursago

    Offer in the amount of $42,000

  • $40,000 offer from Marlboro, NJ (07746) 1 week, 2 daysago

    Offer in the amount of $40,000

  • Coachmule (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    What is this titled as? I live in California, the tags up to date ? Might fly up to see it.

  • replicaspeedster.com (seller) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    @TyStav Make an offer!

  • TyStav (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Troy - let me know if you move on the Buy It Now price. A little high in the current market conditions. Thanks!

  • jacksproperties 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $38,000

  • replicaspeedster.com (seller) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    FYI.... The reserve has not yet been met!

  • replicaspeedster.com (seller) 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Today is the final day of the auction and there are only a few hours left. The serious bidding doesn't begin until the last few minutes of the auction.
    Bids placed in the last 2 minutes will reset the Pcarmarket clock back to 2 minutes so any out-bid buyers have an opportunity to place a new bid. This will continue until no new bids come in during the final 2 minutes.

    Here a couple of facts to keep in mind about replica Speedsters:

    1. Every one of the more than 100 replica Speedsters I've had in the past 10 years is worth more now than I sold them for! Just like original Porsche Speedsters, they keep appreciating and are an investment if you take good care of them. Drive them for a few years and then sell them for more than you paid!

    2. To replace this Speedster will require a build time of 2 years, BUT THIS ONE CAN BE IN YOUR GARAGE NEXT WEEK!

    I'll continue to answer any questions right up to the end. Thank you for your bids and good luck.

  • replicaspeedster.com (seller) 3 weeks, 2 daysago

    Everything below and more is also available on my website at https://www.replicaspeedsters.com/pages/PewterGrey2022.htm

    The Speedster has a clean 1968 VW California title and:
    The engine is a strong 1915cc Type 1 VW with dual 44 IDF Weber carburetors
    black ceramic coated A1 Sidewinder exhaust
    4 speed manual 3:88 Freeway Flyer transmission
    Vintage Speed quick shifter (the best shifter in the world.)
    Pewter grey exterior
    Interior is black Allante, seats, door panels and dash trim
    Black top with matching side curtains
    Full black tonneau cover
    Black square weave carpet interior and trunk
    Black leather Nardi steering wheel
    3" racing seatbelts
    RoadPro 12-volt ceramic heater
    Alpine CDE 164BT stereo with Bluetooth
    Dual 12-volt charge ports
    Cell phone mount
    Porsche crested horn button
    Coco mats
    Billet pedal covers with Dead Pedal
    Front and rear bumper guards
    Custom made "CruZin Windows" for top-down cruising
    Porsche script on the dash
    Porsche script on the rear
    Speedster script emblems on both sides
    Reutter badge on right front fender
    Deutschland badge on the engine grill
    Luggage rack
    Black leather luggage straps
    Vintage suitcase with travel labels and vintage fishing gear
    Teardrop tail lights
    Third brake light on license plate frame
    Mesh headlight stone guards
    Dual Aero side mirrors
    1915cc Type 1 VW engine
    Magnaspark ignition with solid state coil
    Vintage Speed quick shifter
    4 speed manual 3:88 Freeway Flyer transmission
    (perfect for cruising those country roads and powering through the twisties)
    Dual Weber 44 IDF carburetors
    Black ceramic coated A1 Sidewinder exhaust with single centered tailpipe
    External oil filter
    External oil cooler
    Front 3/4" antisway bar
    Front disc brakes
    Front & rear bumper guards
    Chrome wheels
    Rear Camber compensator
    Nipple crested hubcaps
    Adjustable front suspension
    Adjustable rear suspension
    KYB shocks on rear
    Sound deadening material in both door
    Porsche crested valve stem caps
    Quarter tonneau cover
    Full tonneau cover
    Full car cover

  • replicaspeedster.com (seller) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    @Onehectic406 The car can comfortably cruise at 70mph & 3,500rpm. I have never pushed the car to top speed so I have no idea what it would be, but I'm sure it's well over 100mph. The car has not been on a dyno, so the horsepower would be a complete guess. The car weighs 1,700lbs and you can get a pretty good idea of its performance by watching the acceleration while driving through those mountain twists in the Foothill Drive video.
    Thank you for the question.

  • Onehectic406 (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 3 daysago

    Very nice. What's the horsepower rating? Also What's a comfortable cruising speed and top speed?

  • Tomatoman 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $37,000

  • Flyman615 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • Tomatoman 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $27,000

  • Flyman615 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $26,500

  • Mcclellin 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • Flyman615 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $21,250

  • lancef 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • replicaspeedster.com (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Hello, my name is Troy, welcome to my replica Porsche Speedster auction. Many of you know that I have sold several Speedsters on Pcarmarket in the past (it's my hobby) and they have all been extremely high quality cars: This one is no exception and it can be in your garage this month!
    This car has far too many upgrades to be listed in the ad, but you can see all of the details, photos and videos on my website at https://www.replicaspeedsters.com/pages/PewterGrey2022.htm
    Good luck and I'll look forward to answering all of you questions.

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1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Replica by Vintage Speedsters
Final offer: $42,500
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