Live now on Bring A Trailer is fantastic example of a 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster finished in Oslo Blue over red upholstery and powered by a Type 546 1.5-liter 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.
After its introduction in late 1954, the Porsche 356 A Speedster continued life in the 356 A generation as a stripped-down, low-cost, sports-oriented, convertible Porsche 356. It had a cut-down windshield that could easily be removed, a lightweight removable top, and side curtains instead of roll-up windows featured in the 356 A Cabriolet. It could be had with any of the engine options offered for the 356 A Generation. Popular in the United States for use in racing and sports car events, the Speedster became possibly the most iconic version of the 356.
The car offered here is a 1955 Porsche Pre-A Speedster that was originally produced in December 1954. The current owner acquired the car in June 2021 through BaT and subsequently underwent a refurbishment that included a change of color to Oslo Blue, fitting of red upholstery with blue plaid seat inserts, and the installation of a replacement Type 546 1.5-liter flat-four engine.
The car comes with additional features such as a four-speed manual transaxle, gold exterior trim, headlight stone guards, a black soft top, a Talbot driver-side mirror, beehive taillights, fixed-back bucket seats, 356C disc brakes, 14″ Fuchs alloy wheels, and Coco Mats.
This Porsche 356 Speedster is a fantastic example of a true sports car icon and would make a great addition to any classic Porsche collection. It is also perfect for an exhilarating drive on the open road, delivering the intended driving experience and is guaranteed to catch everyone’s attention wherever it goes! Get it now on Bring A Trailer!
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