Porsche Speedster 1957

Border Reivers are the UK Speedster Specialists this being the 17th example we’ve had the pleasure of selling.

Delighted to be offering this simply stunning 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster

Shut Restorations of Seattle did an exquisite restoration on this 1957 Speedster. During the restoration, this 356 was completely disassembled and stripped down to the bare shell so that every aspect could be properly addressed. The body and panels are original and still retain their correct stampings/numbers. All panels were pre-fit with bumpers, windshield frame, and soft top to ensure the absolute best result. All the chrome was triple-plated, and all of the components were restored or replaced.

Mechanically, it is in excellent condition! The complete driveline was rebuilt including the engine, transmission, suspension, braking system, fuel system, and a new wire harness. The correct 1600cc engine performs flawlessly with plenty of power, and the manual 4-speed 644 transmission shifts through all the gears with ease. The four-wheel drum brakes have been rebuilt, including the wheel cylinders, brake lines, and master cylinder. The undercarriage is fully detailed, including the suspension, engine, and transmission.

• 60 horsepower
• 1,582cc OHV air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine
• Four-speed manual 644 transmission
• Independent front suspension with laminated torsion bars
• Parallel trailing arms
• Tubular shock absorbers
• Independent rear swing axles with torsion bars and tubular shock absorbers
• Four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes
• Wheelbase: 82.7 in

Finished in a period-correct exterior colour Signal red, the condition and the colour combination is simply stunning! The interior is upholstered in Black with red piping, German Oatmeal square weave carpets, black German canvas high bow soft-top, black German canvas tonneau cover and side curtains. Matching body panels, hood, doors & engine lid, date stamped wheels. Options include, a deluxe horn ring, sealed beam headlights with cheese grater headlamp guards, speedometer in mile per hour. Perfectly straight body with excellent gaps & panel fit. Complete with Jack/tools, side curtains bag, Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche USA, Large history file documenting the restoration. The best Speedster you’ll find with no issues. Absolutely superb in every way. This beautiful Porsche 356A Speedster is turn key & ready for immediate Concours, rally events, or drive and enjoy you won’t be disappointed with this purchase however you choose to enjoy it.


An American idea in the 1950’s was building a car to counter the British competition. For sporty use on the racetrack, as well as in everyday life. Light and nimble, but also minimalist and affordable. The Porsche Speedster quickly became an icon. No wonder the original Porsche 356 Speedster now has five descendants.

The Porsche Speedster made automotive sacrifices socially acceptable

In the middle of the last century, Porsche made conscious automotive luxury sacrifices acceptable with the first Speedster. Its recipe was simplicity in action. A low, curved windshield – which could easily be removed for weekend races – plus a folding emergency soft top and. For an additional charge, plug-in windows for the doors were available. These were the ingredients for the Porsche 356 Speedster in 1954.

The spartan cockpit had lightweight bucket seats with rigid backrests. Instrumentation was limited to a speedometer and temperature gauge. Heating and tachometer remained optional extras to keep the base price below the magic $3,000 mark. The efforts paid off. With up to 1,171 units sold in its strongest year, the Porsche 356 Speedster became an instant commercial success.

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Used in Period by Steve McQueen, James Dean, Paul Newman & used in so many movies making this such an iconic car

James Dean (above)

Stevie mcQueen(above)

Paul Newman

Tom Cruise (TopGun) below