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by RF Sports Cars
1956 Porsche 356 Speedster Recreation
|Year Make Model||1956 Porsche 356 Speedster Recreation|
|Location||Peapack, NJ, 07977|
|Private or Dealer||Dealer|
|Seller Name||RF Sports Cars|
|Seller Tier||Launch promotion - 0% buyer fee!|
|Exterior Color, Interior Color||Red, Ivory|
|Two Pedals or Three?||Three|
|BwC Inspection Report?||No|
|Open to Trade-In?||No|
Current bid: $5,000
DreamCarXchange is pleased to present this 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster Recreation. This Speedster is finished in Ivory over Red interior and currently shows 3,900 miles. According to the selling dealer, it was built by Park Place in Bellevue, Washington in 2013/2014 and it started life using a 1962 Volkswagen Beetle chassis and is fitted with fiberglass body panels. An oil & filter service, brake fluid flush along with alignment was completed in Spring 2018. It is being sold with some maintenance records and a clean New Jersey title.
This car is a replica of the famous Porsche 356-based Speedster made popular by James Dean and others. It was born as the result of Max Hoffman (a Porsche importer in the US) asking Porsche to develop a lower priced, racier version of the 356 that could compete against lower priced Triumphs and MGs. With its low, raked windshield – which could be removed for weekend racing, bucket seats and a minimalistic folding top, it was an instant hit.
The interior is finished in Red with ivory piping and trim, and features a banjo-style steering wheel and fire extinguisher mounted to the center tunnel.
It is equipped with a 1.6 liter flat four cylinder engine with Weber carburetors mated to a manual transmission.
It rides on 15″ polished steel wheels wrapped in Pirelli tires.
The selling dealer states that it is a clean example, and they have some maintenance records and that it comes with a second set of bumpers. The most recent service is indicated to be an oil & filter change, brake fluid change and alignment in early 2018.
Make sure you check out the additional pictures found in the “Pictures” tab above. The selling dealer is charging $0.00 for documentation or other fees. Good luck with your bidding!
The quality of the re-production will truly determine the market value of a re-creation vehicle. A description of a re-creation is a vehicle that is built to the closest and most exacting specification of the original car with as many accurate details, so close that it becomes very difficult to distinguish the re-creation from the original vehicle. This re-creation started life using a 1962 Volkswagen Beetle Chassis, a good choice due to the same chassis design and dimensions and same style engine and engine placement. Very few modifications would have to be made to this chassis to make its dimensions and layout meet the exact dimensions and layout of the original car. The body of this re-creation is done in fiberglass, taken from a mold of the original car, which makes it an exact duplicate in every shape and dimension of the original car. Standing next to the vehicle, it would have the exact appearance of the original. Other than taping it to determine the material it was made from, you would not be able to tell the difference between them. All other items are either original old stock parts or exact reproductions. A few items to mention that make this particular re-creation excellent are the beehive shaped taillights specific to a 1956 Porsche, the banjo style steering wheel, the placement of the rear license plate light and the bakelite knobs and switches in their ivory color that would have been found in the original car. This car is powered by 2.0 liter VW engine producing approximately 135hp. This engine in appearance is as close as you could possibly get to what the original would have looked like and produces approximately the same horse power and sound. Along with the dual throat Weber Carburetors just like the original, the engine has the exact same appearance as the original and the exact same design as the original cars.
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