Available for auction is a Glasspar fiberglass top that was made for the 356A Porsche Speedster. The seller states the top was purchased by the original owner in about 1968 and used briefly on his 1958 hillclimb Speedster. Glasspars originally came in white, as seen in the photo from 1968.
Around the year 2000, the top was repainted black by its next owner. Despite this change, it remained on the same car, which had been painted red by that time. In 2023, Don Fowler, a renowned expert on 356 models, authenticated the top as an original Glasspar.
The top retains key pieces, such as the rear quarter windows and operating mechanisms, the rear plexiglass window, all of the rubber trim, all aluminum brightwork, front clasps, and the side curtain windshield mounts. The seller notes the original side curtains were evident in the 1968 photo but are not included.
The black interior liner is in very good condition but the top's exterior shows several areas in which the paint is cracking and the brightwork needs polishing. The rubber is in very good condition, but the seller notes the bottom rubber will need to be reglued to the top's base. The rear window displays no cracks; however, there are minor surface scratches that can be buffed out.
The convertible top includes an aluminum rack on which it can be stored vertically, as well as a wooden buck on which it can be stored horizontally. The seller states the top is in good operating condition but displaying some patina due to age. Don’t miss your opportunity to own a rare authentic Glaspar fiberglass top as these do not come up for sale often. The buyer is responsible for shipping, handling, and transactional fees.