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For Sale: 1955 Porsche 356 in Costa Mesa, California

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Vehicle Description

1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster - Outlaw

• VIN 80XXX
• Completed March 9, 1955
• Speedster Blue - Original color
• Upgraded 1900cc Super-90 engine (approximately 120HP)
• 741 Transmission
• Front disc brake conversion
• ZF steering box

Very early Pre-A Beehive Speedster built for the 1955-year model. Delivered March 3, 1955 by Autohaus Kraus in Nurnberg, Germany. According to the Kardex it was a European delivery and serviced at the same dealer three times from March to April of 1955.

European Collectibles just completed a complete ground-up restoration on this Speedster over the past 14 months. The paintwork is simply stunning. Finished in its original color combination of Speedster Blue (color code 602), with the interior in the very rare Acella Bast (Basket Weave) with Blue piping. This is complemented with German Tan square weave carpets, a dark blue navy top, and boot cover. Very straight body with excellent gaps and panel fit along with original floor pans and longitudinals. Options include: high bow soft top, GT style louvered rear deck lid, body molding delete, side deck delete, GT aluminum bumper trim, GT seat rails, rear bench seat, and stone guard chrome grills.

Mechanically, this Speedster is amazing to drive! The engine is a flat-four Super-90 case (type 616/7) used for longevity and high performance including the following components: SC crank, big valve cylinder heads, Shasta barrels with JE 90mm pistons, Elgin cam, H beam connecting rods, and balanced and blueprinted with a lightened 200mm flywheel. The driveline has been upgraded with a 1900cc engine with approximately 120HP, an upgraded 741 manual 4-speed transmission to handle the additional power, dropped front spindles, and a ZF steering box. A front sway bar was also installed along with a front disc brake conversion. The Pre-A rear suspension has been upgraded to type T2 with Koni shocks and Magnesium rims (15" x 5.5") with Vredstein Sprint Classic 185/70 15 tires.

Some of the details include original OEM restored square chrome door handles, a shine down Hella license plate light, and the VDO gauges which have been cleaned and restored. A new wiring harness was installed and all of the electrical components have been converted to a 12-volt system. Everything has been replaced or restored. This Speedster drives like a dream and connects you to the road like no other 356, as it is very fun to drive with plenty of power, a smooth-shifting transmission, and great braking. If you have been after a fun Speedster to drive look no further. Complete with tools, jack, manual, side curtains, boot cover, and Kardex.

Vehicle Details

  • 1955 Porsche 356
  • Listing ID:CC-1467315
  • Price:Contact Seller
  • Location:Costa Mesa, California
  • Year:1955
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:356
  • Exterior Color:Speedster Blue
  • Interior Color:Acella Bast
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:95359
  • Stock Number:Po3864
  • VIN:80379