1957 Porsche 356

A T2 1600 Speedster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    11/1957
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    84142
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Silver
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This Porsche 356 A T2 Speedster was built in November 1957 and delivered through Max Hoffman’s New York based import-agency. It was finished in ruby-red and fitted with engine no. 67751 which still accompanies the car but is not longer fitted on the car.

Ten years after its stay in the US, the Speedster was exported to Australia where it came into the collection of noted collector and enthusiast, Mr. Brian Jones. He enjoyed the car before selling it to a Sydney-based collector in 2002.

The new owner entrusted the Speedster to Porsche specialist Morton Automotive who carried out a full restoration. The Speedster was finished in Silver exterior color, trimmed with red interior and grey German square weave carpeting, and fitted with black top and side curtains.
Mechanically, a lightly tuned 912 engine and transaxle was installed, while the original, matching numbers engine and transaxle was packed up and kept with the car.

The car was sold in 2009 to Mr. Alexander. the Speedster remained in Australia for the next few years before it returned to North America where it was purchased by a collector from Toronto.
The Silver Speedster has resided in the Gildred Collection for several years while on a diligent exercise and maintenance schedule.

It is in excellent condition and runs very well. This Speedster is the ideal choice for driving events, where it will surely run in front position among other 356s.
The car is for sale with its original engine and transmission.