1957 Porsche

356A Speedster

4 Speed Manual
1600 cc
Stone Grey

1957 Porsche 356A Speedster

60 horse power, 1,582 cc OHV air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine with dual Solex carburetors, 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 U.S. 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.”

European Collectibles did an exquisite restoration on this 1957 Speedster over a 24-month period from 2013 to 2015. During the restoration this 356 was completely disassembled so that every aspect could be properly addressed. Everything has been rebuilt including the 1600cc engine, 644 manual 4-speed transmission and drum brake system. Offered with tools, books, side curtains, boot cover and Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche confirming matching decks, doors and drive-line. Truly one of the best 1957 Speedsters that you will find with no issues. Everything has been restored; finished in a beautiful period correct color combination and it is a dream to drive!

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 the world over. This status has also contributed to a meteoric rise in desirability for these cars, as they lead the charge for all 356s and 911s that are gaining momentum in the market place. 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 make 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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1600 cc
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91 Octane or below


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Stone Grey
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