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1955 Porsche Speedster 356 Barn Find Sells for $330k

1955 Porsche Speedster 356

 

This beautiful 1955 Porsche 356 was restored with its original certificate exterior color as well as interior color. It was originally found in a Santa Barbara barn with the body still in excellent condition and rust free. At the time of auction it had a 912 engine in it for performance reasons but the original number matching 1500 was included in unrestored condition.

 

1955 Porsche Speedster 356

 

Other original parts that were included were:

  • 16" wheels
  • shine down light
  • side door armrests
  • ignition switch
  • ignition button
  • headlight grills
  • headlights

 

 

1955 Porsche Speedster 356

 

 

This car also has the original number matching transmission as well.

 

1955 Porsche Speedster 356

 

For those that are new to the Porsche Speedster the 356 was made until 1955 at which time Porsche introduced the 356A. The early 356 cars had either split or bent (center creased) windshields. This particular one has the bent version. The subsequent 356A has a curved windshield.

 

1955 Porsche Speedster 356 Interior

 

Originally the 356 had an 1100 cc engine but that was later changed to 1300 cc and 1500 cc engines. During its production run from 1948-1955 only 7,627 Porsche Speedster 356's were made. Popularity increased later and over 21,000 356A version were produced. Cars such as this one are a rare find and command a high price. This particular vehicle sold at auction for $330,000.

 

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