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1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster Previously Owned By Michael Lang Now On Sale

Collecting Cars is currently offering a 1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster that was purchased and owned for 50 years by the famous co-creator of Woodstock Music & Art Festival, Michael Lang.

Michael Lang started out as an owner of a head shop that was based in Coconut Grove, Florida. After organizing a multiple concert events around Miami, he produced the 1968 Pop & Underground Festival before moving to Woodstock, New York after a year later. It was there when he co-create the Woodstock Music and Art Festival in 1969 that drew in over 400,000 attendees, making it one of the largest music festivals in history. Mr. Lang subsequently traveled to San Francisco, California on a business and it was this time that he found a green 356 A 1600 Speedster (T1) that was offered for sale on a small used car lot.

For several years, Mr. Lang had been thinking of a Speedster and so when he managed to find one, he instantly bought it for $3,500 and drove it away. From that time on, he took great care of the car for 50 years. He drove it regularly when the sun is out and put it away during winters. He even praised the Speedster for being such a fun car to drive. Mr. Lang estimated that the car accrued 10,000-15,000 miles under his ownership before he decided to have it restored. The restoration project, however, stalled for several years and ultimately decided to sell it and was shipped to Belgium in 2015 where it went through a complete restoration for three years by Porsche specialist Technique Historique in Waterloo.

Today, this 1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster is presented in excellent condition courtesy of the comprehensive restoration. Finished in the Signal Red with a black convertible roof over a beige leatherette-trimmed interior and powered by a naturally aspirated 1.6-litre air-cooled flat-four which sends around 60bhp to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission.

When it comes to the best and most interesting Porsche 356 A Speedster you can find today, this beautiful example is definitely one of them. The interior is in superb shape and the exterior is in excellent condition without any notable marks or blemishes according to the seller.

Here is an opportunity for you to acquire an beautiful example of an iconic classic sports car thanks to its interesting origins having owned originally by Michael Lang. Head over to Collecting Cars now before this one gets away!

Note: All photos are courtesy of Collecting Cars