Porsche 356 Speedster with original parts, AC, and dry sump 2110cc

1958 Porsche 356

Condition: Used
Make: Porsche
Model: 356
Type: Convertible
Trim: Speedster
Year: 1958
Mileage: 787
VIN: AZ302907
Color: Blue
Engine: 2110cc
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
Item location: Glendale, Arizona, United States
Air Conditioning

Description for Porsche 356 1958

Porsche Speedster recreation
Lots of original parts used for authenticityOriginal 400mm steering wheel with original horn button, 1958Original gauge set dated 5/56, Tachometer modified for electronicOriginal wheels dated 7/62 8/62 7/62 9/60Lietz luggage rack unrestoredOriginal ratcheting engine lid hingesPeriod correct accessory air horn setup. (They were largely used in France and were included on a 58 coupe that was imported from France)Original Bosch fluted headlight lensesMost remaining trim is original or reproduced for original. Not replica parts.
Engine: 2110cc w dual Dellorto drla 40,sThis is a dry sump engine. Lots of oil capacity and plenty of ground clearance.Transmission is “freeway flyer” geared for low rpm’s at freeway speeds.
Air conditioning!The large condensing unit and fans are mounted up front.Evaporator is “hidden” in the trunk and piped in for a better looking interior.
Stayfast canvas top and boot, and carefully crafted side curtains to keep the interior dry in the rain and cool when running the AC in the summer.Dynamat used throughout to give a quiet and comfortable driving experience.
The body is a Classic Motor Carriages produced in 1988 but wasn’t built until I acquired it. The project was started about 5 years ago and has been "in process" since then. It has just recently been completed and has less than 1000 miles on it.
A little about myself: I have been an enthusiast of vintage VW and Porsche cars for many years now, and was a restoration specialist at Competition Engineering. I’ve done many restorations and had acquired lots of 356 parts in the process. When I found this car I thought it would be a good use for some of the parts I had. With my knowledge of these cars and the original parts the result was this very authentic looking replica. I take pride in my work and I think the result speaks for itself. I’m passionate about these kinds of cars and my craft with them. If you have more questions and want to know more details, give me a call and I’m happy to tell you all about it. 602 418-5985. I’m Steve
Arizona title in my name and is titled as a 1959 Porsc Spcon. I know the car represents a 57 or 58 but this is how the DMV decided to title it and that’s a lot better than 1988 or 2010. I think it should be exempt from emissions in any state.
I can include for additional cost an original hardtop shell by Plastic Dynamics. Made for original speedster and will have to be modified to fit. $500Also an original 1962 356 engine is in the process of being rebuilt and restored. $10,000
You can arrange shipping of your own choice, or depending on the time frame I may be able to personally deliver it to you within the 49 states for a reasonable cost. I’d love to meet the new owner and explain any details of maintenance and ownership.
There are plenty of unrestored original parts on this car. I chose to leave them unrestored because it adds to the appeal, looking even more authentic with some key trim pieces with just a bit of that original patina. Other than those unrestored items, there is only one noteworthy flaw to the aesthetic of the car which is the edge of the drivers seat. I must have rubbed it wrong a couple times getting in and out so there is some slight damage to the vinyl there. I'll try to snap a pic tomorrow and add it.
Update: After the first listing I was going through some of the paperwork and realized that the title says rest/salvg. Apparently I got it like this but I’m not sure why. As I said I got the body unused and unbuilt, there weren’t even holes to mount anything yet. After talking to MVD and other title specialists it seems that may have been done to title it as a 59. I’m not sure but they refuse to change it even though it’s a newly built vehicle and has a clean history which they also checked up on. Anyway it is what it is and I’d rather it be that, titled as a 59 rather than 2016 with the emissions regulations that go with that. I don’t expect it would change the value much being a replica but there may be a state or two that restrict licensing on it, so it’s up to you to find out if it’s ok in your state.
If you love the car but the price is just out of reach, I could reduce it by about $3000 just by swapping out the steering wheel. That would be the single most valuable part on the entire car and I’d kinda like to keep it anyway :-)