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1955 Porsche 356 Speedster Found in Los Angeles

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1955 Porsche 356 Speedster Found in Los Angeles

This black 1955 Speedster is being sold by LA Workshop 5001, Inc  located in Los Angeles, California.   There are 5 days left for bidding on the Ebay Ad.   It shows 9 people watching.

There is a fully restored 1955 Speedster for sale in Ohio for $329,000 Or Best Offer.

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In 1954, the Speedster was launched in the USA and was an instant hit.  It was not launched in Europe until 1955.  All Speedsters were built at Reutter Coachbuilders in Zuffenhausen.

  • About 200 Pre-A Speedsters prototypes were built by the end of 1954.  The first production cars were called Pre-A models.
  • 1,234 Pre-A Speedster produced
  • In October 1955, the 356A (T1) Speedster was launched and produced until August 1957 whent he T2 Speedster came out.
  • 1,850 356A Speedsters were produced.

The 356A Speedster was virtually a new car under the unchanged body work with major changes to the chassis, engine, gearbox, suspension and steering.    2 engines were offered to replace the 1500cc engine of the Pre-A Speedsters.

  • 616/1    1600N  “normal” engine with 60 hp
  • 616/2     1600    “Super” engine with 75hp

  • The new gearbox  introduced in 1956 had a cast cylindrical aluminium case and was mounted by two large rubber blocks to the torsion bar housing tube (so known as the ‘tunnel’ or ‘dual-mount’ gearbox)
  • The front suspension changed from Volkswagen components to a new design with adjustable 8 leaf torsion bars.
  • The anti roll bar and shock absorbers were beefed up and the rear suspension was improved.
  • Wheels were smaller in diameter: 15in but with wider tyres: 5.60-15 – or 5.90-15.
  • The VW ‘worm and nut’ steering box was replaced by a new ‘worm and peg’ unit, reducing the turns lock-to-lock and the turning circle diameter.

VIN: 80719

Odometer: 80,243

Contact: Marlon Goldberg  (516) 721 -6339
Price: $295,000 US Dollars
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