1957 Porsche 356A T1 Speedster
This Speedster was completed at the factory on September 12, 1956.
Original specification - Polyantha Red with Tan leatherette
interior. A very nice driver, in good overall condition, older
repaint. New German square weave oatmeal carpets, black soft top
and boot cover. Complete with the Porsche Certificate of
Authenticity, owner's manual, spare tire, tools, and jack.
One of 1,155 356A T1 Beehive Speedsters built for the 1956 model
year. Excellent mechanical condition, 1600cc 356C engine (#P714566)
producing 75HP, Zenith carbs, smooth-shifting 4-speed manual
transmission. New floor pans and front battery box have been
installed. Solid and rust-free example. Truly a great strong
mechanical Speedster offered for a reasonable price.
*Titled as a 1957 year model
60 horsepower, 1,582cc OHV air-cooled horizontally opposed
four-cylinder engine with dual Zenith 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."