Lot 252 - 1998 Porsche 356 Speedster Recreation
|Odometer reading||26,993 km|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,760|
The Porsche 356 was created by Ferdinand 'Ferry' Porsche, son of founder Dr. Ferdinand Porsche. Like its cousin, the Volkswagen Beetle which Ferdinand Porsche senior had designed, the 356 was a lightweight and nimble handling motor car with the four cylinder engine and drive positioned at the rear. The chassis was a completely new design as was the 356's body which was designed by Porsche employee Erwin Komenda, while certain mechanical components including the engine case and some suspension components were based on and initially sourced from Volkswagen.
With the prices of the 356 Speedsters now well within the six figure mark, we are delighted to offer this high quality and rare wide bodied recreation offered at a very realistic estimate. The car has been built by Classic Motor Carriages of Florida and based upon a dry-state, rust-free, shortened VW Beetle floorpan. Power is supplied by a VW 1600cc unit with twin carburettors and mated to a highly respected Gene Berg transmission which, we are informed, cost in the region of $3,000. The car was built in 1988 and was imported from Japan into the UK in 2014. Importantly, not only is it UK registered but also registered as a VW 356 Speedster Convertible. Since arriving into the UK, this Speedster has undergone some restorative works that include a re-trimmed tan interior with new carpets, new soft-top, reconditioned wheels with new tyres and the coachwork having undergone a high quality re-paint in Ivory. With a current MoT test certificate, all that is required is for a new owner to enjoy the 356 experience at a fraction of the cost of the genuine article.
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