Built-to-order Porsche 356 Speedster replica that's logged only 1547 miles
Build completed in 2015 / Titled as a 1970 Volkswagen convertible
Custom-built 2.5 liter Subaru EJ25 boxer motor / Custom-tuned exhaust
Custom-geared Rancho Pro Street 4-speed manual transaxle
Deluxe leather interior
Heat / Air conditioning / Modern Kenwood audio
Steel-reinforced fiberglass body / Carmona Red Metallic paint
Chrome original-style wheels / Moon Equipment hubcaps
4-wheel disc brakes
Reconditioned Volkswagen suspension
In the collector car world, classy convertibles usually command big attention and serious money. Need proof? Check out all those dual-quad Impalas and Sting Ray roadsters that routinely pull 6-figure prices simply because they exist. That begs the question: how do you get breakneck style that's wrapped around road ready mechanicals without draining your kid's college fund? Well, you take a serious look at a gem like this fantastic Porsche replica! A modern spin on the timeless 356 Speedster, this classic mixes 2.5 liters of custom Subaru power with a tweaked Rancho 4-speed, VW suspension components and crowd-pleasing aesthetics. If you're in the market for a cool cruiser that's destined to lead the pack, you've found your next pride and joy!
Commissioned by its current owner, and titled as a 1970 Volkswagen convertible, this super slick roadster started life at North Hollywood, California's JPS Motorsports http://www.jps-motorsports.com/turnkey.html Driven only 1547 miles since its mid-2015 debut, the car wears slick, steel-reinforced fiberglass that mixes impressive fit and finish with rich Carmona Red Metallic 2-stage. A fresh windshield, factory-accurate trim and a color-keyed canvas roof accent that striking pigment. New marker lamps, modern taillights, small mirrors and H4 halogen headlights make sure everyone stays safe. And overall, this custom rolls as a divine dichotomy of grandiose curves and subtle detailing.
When the original 356 hit the scene, team Porsche's main focus was the overall driving experience. And, while most of today's customs prowl the streets as gassed up super stars, there's something to be said about prioritizing pleasure over power. Spec'd and built by JPS Motorsports, this roadster's fuel injected, 2.5 liter Subaru EJ25 is a pleasant fusion of vintage boxer feel and snappy, modern performance. Raise the hatch and a small reusable filter element leads the eye to a polished Hitachi throttle body. Opposite that body, pliable V-belts spin a modern AC compressor and polished alternator. A coated manifold perfectly complements polished cooling components. EMS Stinger engine control makes sure everything plays well together. And there's even a billet, "OUTBACK" branded dipstick that's, well, out back. Aesthetically, the engine bay is clean, road ready and virtually flawless. And the low-profile motor fires instantly and idles with a typical boxer gait.
One of the best things about buying a high quality replica is the modern hardware underneath. Fitted with new KYB Gas-A-Just shocks and sturdy sway bars, this roadster's fully reconditioned Volkswagen chassis is fully sorted and ready to pound the pavement. Under the engine, a tough Rancho Pro Street 4-speed has been specially geared for this application. Those gears are countered by four modern calipers, which utilize a dual master cylinder to squeeze four vented discs. There's a custom-tuned exhaust that, thanks to a polished muffler, sounds great. And power meets the pavement through chrome, original-style wheels, which twist 185/65R15 Falken Sinceras around smooth MQQN hubcaps.
Roadster cockpits have always been stylish and simple, and one look inside this custom's Deluxe Interior reveals just how serious the car's aspirations are when it comes to being driver-focused. Replica seats stretch tight Saddle leather under modern, 3-point safety belts. In front of those seats, a 2-tone dash founds classy, original-style telemetry above a small power outlet, modern Kenwood audio and controls for the aforementioned heat and air conditioning. At the sides of that dash, lightweight doors hang polished handles above broad map pockets. Below those doors, clean carpet and high quality sound suppression center a booted e-brake behind a small shifter. The driver feels the asphalt through a polished steering wheel, which twists an authentic wood rim around a timeless Porsche logo. And in front of the passengers, a spacious bonnet hides the car's large fuel tank under a fresh cargo mat.
There simply aren't that many chances to own a unique custom – especially at this money. And with its modern chassis, tough 4-speed and professionally tweaked engine, this Speedster will certainly provide years of one-of-a-kind memories. Don't miss your chance to own a turnkey classic that's just as cool as vintage, and probably WAY more fun to drive, at a fraction of the cost!