Bring A Trailer is currently offering a 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster equipped with a 1,500cc air-cooled flat-four engine.
In September 1954 Porsche launched a new model which was to become a legend – the Speedster. The new open-topped Porsche intended specially for the American market complied with the motto: “Less is more”. The spartan features made the car not only lighter but also cheaper and the Speedster thus became the most likely way to enjoy driving made by Porsche.
As a response by North American importer Max Hoffmann, Porsche built the 356 Speedster as a cheaper and more sporting alternative to the Coupe and Cabriolet. As a result, Porsche removed all the luxuries from the car in an attempt to offer the car cheaper than $3000 USD.
Our example featured here is finished in red over black leatherette upholstery and features several desirable options that includes a tan soft top with matching side curtains as well as Koni shocks, 16″ ventilated chrome wheels, beehive taillights, chrome bumper overriders, headlight stone guards, and fixed-back bucket seats.
As mentioned above, this 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500 Speedster is powered by a 1,500cc air-cooled flat-four engine that drives the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transaxle. The engine was installed under the previous ownership and features twin carburetors with Knecht air filters. Head over to Bring A Trailer to see more information and photos of this 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500 Speedster.