West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely stunning and exceptional example of this southern California owners custom ordered 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Replica convertible in 'Sea Foam Green' exterior paint with Camel interior and matching Camel soft top and tonneau cover and with only 1,500 original miles!
The Speedster replica originated in the 1970’s with the original manufacturers using a shortened VW pan but not adequately reinforcing the body. This meant that these early examples were prone to body flex with improper body fittings and panel line-ups.
‘Vintage Speedsters’ engineered a new type of structure in 1988 with a custom built jig welded 2x4 inch 11 gauge steel frame with an original VW pan restored, shortened and welded to the new steel skeleton. The rigid new structure retains the original VW pan designed by Dr Ferdinand Porsche and integrates the largest frame possible.
All of ‘Vintage Speedsters’ replica cars easily pass the renown ‘Jack Test’ which the original replicas would fail due to body flex. As of August 2008 ‘Vintage Speedsters’ have hand built over 2,500 Speedster replicas and build over 90% of the Speedster replicas being sold today.
The car has a VW air cooled engine with only 1,500 miles on it. The car has a 1968 VW title which represents the manufactured year of the original donor pan with most insurance companies covering these ‘Vintage Speedsters’ and include ‘Hagerty Classic Auto Insurance’ and ‘Barlow Insurance’ whose contact information is listed on our ‘Finance’ page on our website. These cars are smog exempt.
Purchased at the renown and legendary Speedster builders; ‘Vintage Speedsters’ of Hawaiin Gardens, California! The car's factory options include: the upgraded 1915CC engine, 3:88 Trans, Trunk Carpet, AM/FM/CD Stereo, front disc brakes, 12V plug for cell phone etc., external oil cooler & fan, sump oil filter and 165/15 Tires, 5 ˝” x 15” wheels preserving the original look of the Speedster!
Always garaged with absolutely no accident or damage history whatsoever - never abused - babied all the way! The 'Seafoam Green' paint is in absolutely beautiful condition and the Camel interior is also in as new condition throughout with no signs of wear.
This particular model must be seen to be believed and driven to be fully appreciated - the car drives and looks as good as new - the engine is extremely strong and responsive with no oil leaks, the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the temperature always remains cool. Drives virtually like a new car - you could never tell the difference!
You will look long and hard to find a finer example of this loaded with factory options 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Replica with only 1,500 original miles on the fast upgraded 1915cc engine for the ultimate in daily driving fun and ragtop summer cruising!
VIN: 118988888 SOLD