1957 Porsche 356A Speedster
This car has been in the family for close to 50 years. Its been a daily driver (any weather including rain and snow) in the 1970s for a number of the years, it became a backup car for the family, and the eventually restored to its “driver” status about 10 years ago. This car has always been a hot-rod/outlaw even before the term was known. It’s recently been driven to shows, driven to a couple of 356 Registry holidays, and admired at the cars and coffee events that are around town. Light, fun, and quick for what it is. Chris has said the top has been up during his ownership maybe 6 times! ha
-Chassis: 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster. Convertible top is a low-bow version. Refinished in its original color Ruby red. Has had the emblems “shaved” off for decades and several paint jobs. Roll-bar was added sometime in the 1960s.
-Drivetrain: This car has had several engines over the years, but currently…. 1959 356A 4-speed gearbox. 1964 356SC engine that has been rebuilt to 1720cc. mild cam. Solex 356SC carbs. 356 sport muffler. Mainely by Design sump plate.
during 2015 a 1.9L engine is being built for this car.
-Suspension: Stock torsion bars/leaves. Koni adjustable dampers all around including steering damper.
-Brakes: Stock 356A drum brakes. Wheel cylinders have been sleeved, powdercoated and re-sealed. Drums re-lined and new shoes that have been arched to drums. dual circuit master cylinder installed. ATE type 200 brake fluid
-Wheels: 5.5″ x15″ Porsche (Mangels) steel wide-5 wheels. powdercoated.