A recreation of Porsche’s iconic 356A Speedster, this replica was professionally built by Vintage Speedsters of Hawaiian Gardens, CA in 2003 and derives power from an air-cooled 1600cc VW engine featuring dual carburetors and electronic ignition. It remained registered in the state of California while under the care of its original owner in New York and was then sold to a friend in Pennsylvania in 2007 at 5,498 miles who drove the car sparingly until the seller’s acquisition in 2022. Now showing approximately 15k miles on the odometer, this quality Speedster replica is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Pennsylvania.
The handcrafted fiberglass bodywork is laid over a custom steel frame paired with a 1974 Volkswagen chassis. The exterior is finished in a shade comparable to Porsche’s classic Condor Yellow paint color of the early 1960s. A blue convertible top is stored beneath a matching canvas tonneau cover. Accessories include teardrop-style taillights, chrome brightwork, dual polished mirrors, quad exhaust outlets, gold 1600 Speedster badging, headlight guards, removable side windows, and a chrome luggage rack with a wicker picnic basket. It rides on 15” slotted steel wheels with chromed hubcaps and a matching full-size spare mounted in the trunk. The seller notes the underside of the rear bumper was refinished to address a scrape and the exterior remains in very good condition overall.
The cabin is lined with dark blue German square weave carpeting and tan leather upholstery covering the seats, door panels, and dashboard. Accessories include custom Speedster-embroidered floor mats, a wood-rimmed three-spoke steering wheel, vintage-style gauges, a Speedshift gear knob, and a sound system. The seller notes the righthand turn signal does not stay on and the trip odometer occasionally sticks. Some wear is also noted on the carpet near the clutch pedal.
An air-cooled 1,600cc flat-four VW engine sends power to the rear wheels through a 4-speed manual gearbox. Mechanical features include dual carburetors, electronic ignition, and front disc brakes. Service under the current ownership included an oil change and leak repair in August 2022 as well as an inspection and rear drum brake service in April 2023.
This sale will include the clean title for a 1974 Volkswagen and some documentation.