Now available from CPR Classic is this rare and captivating 1955 Pre-A Speedster. Painted in its factory correct Speedster Blue over a Tan interior, this car shows as an excellent example and piece of Porsche History.
In 1953 the US importer (Hoffman) convinced the Porsche factory that a stripped-down car with a low, curved windscreen and a lightweight hood selling for under $3,000 had the potential to be a great success. The Pre-A Speedster was born, first coming in only 3 colors: Red, White, and Blue. Of these factory colors, blue resulted in the lowest production with just 200 Speedsters being built in 1955. With such a limited production and unique profile, the Speedster became a great sales success in the USA for the small manufacturer.
This 1955 Pre-A Speedster is one of those early few from the first Red, White, and Blue runs. This car was first sold on the East Coast of the United States and then sold to its second owner in Kansas who stored the car away for more than 30 years. The car was then sold to its last registered owner who, over the next few years, painstakingly proceeded with the restoration. The car was restored in its original Speedster Blue exterior over its original Tan interior and top. In 2018 the car was sent to Porsche experts at Autobahn Interiors and CPR Classic to finish the interior work and complete the assembly. The interior and top were done in original German material by famed Porsche hallmark expert, Tony Garcia of Autobahn interiors. Later it arrived at CPR Classic where the assembly was completed as well as sorting of the car to the highest standards. The car is fitted with its original numbers-matching engine and has a correct 1955 Porsche H5 AABA geared transmission.
This rare piece of Porsche history has been completed to the highest standards and is a CPR Certified car coming with CPR's limited warranty. The car is competitively priced and is ready to drive anywhere and enjoy.