Although Ferdinand Porsche did not commence building cars until 1948, his engineering pedigree was well established with designs ranging from the awesome Auto Union V16 Grand Prix car to the Tiger tank. After World War Two, however, and fresh from serving a two year prison sentence as a result, Porsche decided in 1947 to build his own sports car. Given project number 356, by August 1948 the first production model had been completed. With aluminium fastback coachwork, pressed steel chassis and the engine behind the rear axle, manufacture began late in 1948 and the 356 debuted at the 1949 Geneva Motor Show.
The Speedster was an immediate hit from its 1954 introduction. Steve McQueen even had a Speedster of his own, which he adored and which became one of the cars most closely associated with “The King of Cool.”
The Speedster holds a special place in Porsche history, not only as a sales success but also as an icon of minimalist automotive design. It remains a beloved vehicle today, a Porsche 356 A Speedster is on the wish list of nearly every car enthusiast the world over. This status has also contributed to a meteoric rise in desirability for these cars, as they lead the charge for all 356s and 911s that are gaining momentum in the market place. Simply put, no important collection would be complete without a proper Speedster. Motoring enthusiasts new to the classic car world are well served to acquire a “blue chip” car such as this.
This charming 356 A1600 is presented in an ivory white colour with a beautiful red interior. Having enjoyed an extensive top to bottom restoration the car is described as being in very good condition throughout. This wonderful Speedster is supplied with a Cardex and also appraised and valued by Ms. Cornu, the most well known French expert in Porsche of this era. The Speedster will also be supplied with side screens and a full tonneau cover. A magnificent example of the iconic 356 design, whilst oozing style, these cars are a joy to drive. A car that is as competent on the roads as it is an investment tool.
D’une belle couleur ivoire contrastant avec l’intérieur rouge, cette voiture est une vraie chance d’acquérir une des plus rares et désirable 356 qui existent. Pas seulement ça mais aussi la #84466 a été récemment restaurée ce qui fait que cette voiture est prête à être appréciée telle qu’elle est.