1958 Porsche 356

A Speedster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1958
  • Mileage 
    3 700 km / 2 300 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    84145
  • Engine number 
    68345
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior brand colour 
    Oxblood
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Silver
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Porsche Speedsters are special cars. Porsche 356s restored by John Willhoit are held to be amongst the best in the world. This 356 Speedster was restored by John for his own use and must rank as one of the finest available for sale anywhere today.

The 356 Speedster was originally introduced by Porsche in 1954 after Max Hoffman, their celebrated US importer, encouraged them to produce a cheaper model to compete with the prevalent British sports cars. The Speedster’s design was much simplified which not only reduced cost but also made it lighter and more dynamic to drive.

The looks are now widely regarded as a 20th Century design classic.