Speedster

1957 Porsche 356A 1600S “Super” Speedster By Prescott Kelly - 2011 “......In 1959, the factory built a few remaining Speedsters as so-called “GS/GT” Speedsters with Type 692 1588-cc engines, many of them plain-bearing engines. These were a whole different breed of Speedster, and current prices amplify the differences.

As compared to the 356, the new Speedsters included a revised windshield that significantly lowered the look of the car. In the 356A incarnation, Speedsters became more popular— especially for racing in the United States, where 216 pounds of weight savings really paid off.

Porsche built about 3,762 Speedsters for the 1956-58 model years. The cars came with three engine options: Street cars were powered with the typical single camshaft, push-rod 1582-cc engine (called “1600”) in Normal 60-horsepower and Super 75-horsepower variants. 

Today, GS Speedsters run between $350,000 and $500,000; early GT Speedsters are between $500,000 and $650,000; and 1959 GS/GTs are between $650,000 and $750,000....” We at AIr Cooled Replicas believe Preston described all the essentials.

We do not use a donor car. We build our own chassis.

Turn key delivery at $39,850

Speedster

Technical Specifications:

Wheelbase: 85" [2.7 m] Height: 49" [1.26 m]

Length: 152" [3.88 m] Width: 65" [1.66 m]

Dry weight: 1600 lbs [725 kg]

Standard engine: 1600 cc or customer specific*

Front suspension: fully adjustable twin torsion I-beam

Rear suspension: torsion bar with adjustable spring plates.

Brakes: Front disc, rear drum and handbrake on rear wheels.

Wheels: 5 road wheels 15" x 5.5" front and rear when available

Tires: BFG Radial 155/80/15 front/rear [plus one spare]

* 1600 cc has been seen to run 200.000 miles and much more in Brazil a nation carrying more than 50 years of experience with those engines and three Formula One Worldwide Champions who made their startup way to glory with the VW air-cooled engines. Performance**: Standing Start: 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds Quarter mile: 14.8 secs @ 92 mph/148 kph Top speed: 110 mph [177 kph] **with optional 1915cc 125 hp engine with 3:88 final drive.