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Selling NOW, exclusively at auction through Bring a Trailer: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1955-porsche-356-pre-a-speedster

1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster

Chassis No. 81048

Engine No. 82536 (1958 1600cc 'Super')

Transmission No. 7296 H5 (Matching Numbers)

A Late 356 Pre-A Production Speedsters

• Completed November 1955 - with speedometer in miles, sealed beam headlights, and delivery to the U.S. through Hoffman Motors Corporation New York

Period-Styling Presentation performed by DriverSource

Retains Original Matching Stamped Body Panels

• Engine Lid (048), Hood Hinge (48), And both Doors (48)

• All 4 1955 Dated Stamped Wheels

• Correct Pre-A Instruments

Includes factory Porsche Kardex

Recent Major Mechanical Services and Detail Performed

• 2016-2020: Charging and Electrical Work – Complete 12v Conversion and Restoration, Fluid Refresh, Thorough Engine Tuning and Cosmetic Refurbishment, Rebuild/Restore/Refinish Fuel System, R&R Carburetors

• 2022: New (x5) 165HR16 Avon Turbosteel Tires with Michelin Tubes, Aluminum Drum Covers, Powder Coated Wheels, Custom Tailored Premium Green Leather Upholstery with matching Carpeting and Binding, and a 1-off Bespoke Stainless-Steel Muffler by Richard Thomas of TT Exhausts – All performed by DriverSource Fine Motorcars

Extensive service records and file included with the sale.

Excellent body fitment throughout.

Displays great road manners

48,860 Recorded Miles

Eligible For Numerous Vintage Driving Events, Including the California Mille, Colorado Grand, and the Mille Miglia

Offered with Jack, Spare Tire with Correct Strap, Hubcaps, Period Racing Helmet, Driving Gloves, Tonneau Cover and Side Curtains in Storage Bag

Conceived to meet a specific price point, The Porsche 356 Speedster was a spartan purpose-built sporting machine with minimal equipment and no needless accoutrements. Speedsters included a revised windshield that significantly lowered the look of the car. A chrome strip down the side of the car was also added and gone were unnecessary items such as an effective top. Instrumentation had been reworked to have only three dials. With the reduced weight from the elimination of many trim items, these cars looked great and were even more exciting and fun to drive.

Very late Pre-A Speedsters such as this, are known as the transition cars. An early chassis with a later engine, as the 356A Coupes and Cabriolets were already in production. Porsche Service Bulletin 1/56 announced the 356A Speedster, starting with chassis number 82000 (officially Typ 644 began with car 82001) making this car one of the last Pre-A speedsters. It also states from 80856 onward, 1600 engines would be installed in the Pre-A chassis and sold as a 1956 model. According to Heinrich's "Porsche Speedster Typ 540" book, the last 356 Pre-A speedster was 81234.

Offered for Worldwide purchase and delivery from our Houston, Texas showroom, this special 356 is ready for immediate vintage touring enjoyment. As this model continues to be one of the most recognizable, collectable Porsches to date, unique examples such as this will always garner admiration among enthusiasts. Eligible for prestigious events throughout the world, this charming Speedster is worthy of serious attention.

The above vehicle information is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. It is provided 'as-is', without warranties as to its accuracy, whether expressed or implied, and is intended for informational purposes only. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.

All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer document preparation charge, and shipping expenses. Vehicles are subject to prior sale. DriverSource is not liable for any errors, omissions, or mistakes.