Of all the Porsches made in the 1950s, Speedsters are certainly the most charismatic. First sold in the 1955 model year, the Speedster was conceived for Porsche’s American distributor. For model year 1956, the entire 356 line under-went mechanical and chassis modifications and the revised and improved car was designated the 356A.
The car pictured here has undergone a 100-point professional restoration on an original, no-rust California car and is 100% correct and authentic in every detail. It is fitted with the ultra-rare Rudge knock-off wheels and a period Nardi steering wheel. The engine has been fully sorted out and is 100% mechanically correct. 1958 is the last year for the production Speedster, although a handful of racing cars were produced in 1959. The vendor is popular comedian and knowledgeable Porsche enthusiast Jerry Seinfeld.