1956 Porsche 356 356 A 1500 GS CARRERA T1 SPEEDSTER

Make: Porsche
Model: 356
SubModel: 356 A 1500 GS CARRERA T1 SPEEDSTER
Type: Convertible
Trim: Convertible
Year: 1956
Mileage: 54,021
VIN: 82065
Color: Red
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Pleasanton, California, United States
100% Solid factory metal, No accidents ever, All factory spot-welds pristine, Flawless factory body gaps, Hood, doors, and decklid numbers match, Race history and trophies, black California license plates, Original battery box metal, Amongst the best original-metal examples worldwide, 54,021 original miles, Rare Lukes and Shoreman roller-bearing race engine, Garaged California car stored 40 years, Leather Seats, Convertible

Description for Porsche 356 1956

Authentic 1956 Porsche 356A 1500 GS Carrera Speedster. raced in the 1960's then stored in a California garage 40 years. One owner since 1965; rust-free-factory-original metal throughout; 54. 21 original miles. Never wrecked; superb factory body gaps; door. hood. and decklid numbers match (hood never kinked). All factory undercarriage spotwelds are pristine. including the original battery box. One of the best original-metal Carrera Speedsters in existence. Racing trophies and extensive photo documentation. Original numbers-matching Carrera 356AGS gearbox. The previous 50-year owner acquired this car in 1965 when he traded a 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster for it. Henceforth this car was only raced. never driven on the street; and it was garaged permanently in 1975. The original four-cam engine was lost prior to 1965. and subsequently a Lukes and Shoreman roller-bearing 1600 was installed. The original gearbox shifts smooth. the car runs and drives excellent. Please consult the video and extensive photo documentation below for more of the story behind this rare Porsche find. We are a licensed California dealer: California retail buyers will be responsible for tax and license fees. Overseas buyers are welcome: We work closely with a local overseas shipper in San Leandro. California. who offers competitive rates. Please complete any inspections prior to bidding. Thanks for looking! Please email any questions. and see 581 detailed (and downloadable) pictures by clicking on the slideshow below: Click on the small picture below to see all 581 detailed pictures: 1956 Porsche Carrera 1500 GS SpeedsterPlease note: We tried to auction this car here on Ebay. but Ebay was blocking several serious bidders for bids above $250. 00. which distorted the action process. We therefore ended the auction and switched to a buy-it-now format. We have a full restoration facility and we specialize in restoring early Porsche cars. Restoring this car is a simple task when compared to restoring most 356 cars. because this car has never been wrecked or rusted. This car can be restored (with a 4-cam engine) for $200K or less. We offer this original 4-cam Speedster as-is to maintain the integrity of its history. The next owner can restore it to his own standards. and know exactly what he has. There are so many inauthentic cars at this point. a restored car without documented history may be suspect. The authenticity of this car is unquestionable. and that puts it in a unique category: Wherever Porsche values go. this rarest-of-the-rare Speedster will be among the most valuable of all. The 1963 Porsche 356B Cabriolet that we purchased with this 1956 Speedster is well documented back to the 1960's. It's a shame to separate the cars because they authenticate one another. Anyone serious about buying the Speedster should consider buying the cars as a pair and keeping them together. Please let us know if you are interested in buying the cars together as a package. Thanks for looking!