Up for auction is this 1958 Porsche 356 A Speedster replica built by Intermeccanica International. Finished in Ivory over a custom Maroon and black leatherette interior, this Speedster is said to be part of Intermeccanica’s initial series of builds which was completed in their Santa Ana facility in September of 1979. Showcasing some genuine Porsche 356 components as well as an upgraded 1600cc VW Super Beetle engine, this Speedster is now being offered by its current owner of over 10 years in Texas with approximately 80k miles showing on the odometer.
The Ivory exterior finish is noted to be in good condition with some typical signs of wear and patina (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery). This 356 is built upon the chassis of a Volkswagen with replica fiberglass Speedster body paneling. Some noteworthy details include chrome brightwork, badges, headlight grills, updated chrome wheels and a “Reutter” coachwork badge which helps to make this example look as authentic as possible.
Inside, the custom Maroon and black vinyl interior has been recently refurbished with the re-covering of the seats, doors cards and dashboard. Other features include a Nardi wooden steering wheel, Porsche instrument gauges, new Coco floormats and a retro-style radio with an RCA part for connectivity to your mobil device or tablet playlists. All gauges, lights and accessories are stated to be fully functional.
Power comes from a 1977 1600cc 4-cylinder Volkswagen Super Beetle engine which features upgraded Weber carburetors as well as an upgraded exhaust system. A 4-speed manual transmission sends power to the rear wheels and the seller notes that the engine and transmission operate strong and smooth with nimble handling and quick acceleration. A new master cylinder has been installed along with new brakes. This Speedster is said to have always been properly maintained and tuned annually with many service records available for reference.
The sale of this Speedster will include a set of 2 keys, books, a full zip-up tonneau and car cover, service records and a collection of spare parts. If you have always admired the iconic Porsche 356 Speedster, this outstanding Intermeccanica replica offers an unbeatable value.