Porsche 356A Speedster from 1958 in outstanding condition (Matching numbers). UK registration number (356A) included. Original hardtop (black) Original Rudge wheels (perfect condition) Original Colour combination, Tool roll. Extremely rare in Right hand drive. It doesn’t get any better. Available immediately for worldwide delivery, we can arrange finance. This must be the finest Porsche 356 Speedster in existence.
To enjoy certain objects of luxury today, you must be a bit of a sadist.
You must be willing to pay enough so that it hurts a little to swallow the fee. You must be willing to endure a waiting period (weeks? years?) Stretched taut between the moment of desire and the moment you acquire the object that prompts it.
A Hermès Birkin, a Patek Philippe split-second chronograph, a 1998 Krug Clos d’Ambonnay. The hurdles to obtaining them lend to the ecstasy of their possession. So it is when you finally purchase our Porsche Three Fifty-Six Speedster.
The 1958 356A Speedster type T2 is the most desirable, sought after and drivable of all the Speedsters from 1954 to 1958 with the ZF steering box, high bow top frame and better shifter position moved closer to the driver.
During the restoration, this 356 was completely disassembled so that every aspect could be properly addressed. The 356 was stripped down to the bare tub, which had minimal rust. The bonnet, boot & doors are matching numbers (026) The fuel tank sender unit is original & date stamped. All the panels, windshield frame, and soft-top were all pre-fitted to ensure a perfect fit. The complete driveline was rebuilt including the original matching numbers engine, transmission, suspension, braking system, wire harness, and fuel system. All the chrome was triple plated, the components were either restored or replaced. The undercarriage is nicely detailed including the suspension, engine bay and transmission. With perfect panel gaps & fit, the body is very straight with beautiful detailing.
According to the kardex it was originally finished in the Silver you see today with a gorgeous Red interior. Matching driveline. Options include South African/USA style bumpers with the speedster seats, Glaspar Hardtop & rudge wheels all in superb condition in every way, ready for any concours event or to drive and enjoy. Complete with tools, books, side curtains, hood cover, Kardex & photo documentation of the restoration. Truly the best 1958 T2 Speedsters that you will find!
Mechanically it is in excellent rebuilt condition.The engine is matching numbers, 1958 period-correct super with 75 horsepower that performs very well with plenty of usable power, 1,582cc OHV air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine with dual Zenith carburettors, four-speed manual 644 transmission, independent front suspension with laminated torsion bars, parallel trailing arms, and tubular shock absorbers, independent rear swing axles with torsion bars and tubular shock absorbers, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 82.7 in.
Porsche has the Speedster to thank for their success in the United States. Without this little convertible, it could be argued that Porsche sales might not have ever taken off in the fiercely competitive US market. The car’s low-slung and focused looks appealed to sports car enthusiasts and its price of just under $3,000 definitely helped to get Speedsters off the showroom floors and out onto the open road. Boasting few creature comforts but excellent driving characteristics, it helped cement Porsche’s reputation in the United States and earned it a hugely desirable portion of the sports car market at a time when the motto of most British marques was “export or die.”
The Speedster holds a special place in Porsche history, not only as a sales success but also as an icon of minimalist automotive design. It remains a beloved vehicle today, and a well-restored and properly maintained Speedster, such as this example, is on the wish list of nearly every car enthusiast around the world. Simply put, no important collection would be complete without a proper Speedster, as it is an equal in automotive design and history as the California Spider and 300 SL, but it further benefits from practicality and ease of use, which makes it as perfect for running errands as handling twisty mountain roads. Motoring enthusiasts new to the classic car world are well served to acquire a “blue chip” Porsche such as this.
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Racing legend Derek Bell taking an interest in our Speedster (above)Matching numbers on the doors (below)
Top Gun (above)