Porsche 356 Speedster Pre-A 1954 – SPRZEDANE

Porsche 356 Speedster z serii zwanej pre-A to nie lada gratka, nie tylko dla wielbicieli marki z Zuffenhausen. 356 pre-A jest to pierwszy wypust legendarnych samochodów oznaczonych nazwiskiem Ferdynanda, a w nadwoziu typu Speedster prezentuje się oszałamiająco i jest legendą sportów motorowych. Ten prezentowany na aukcji dostarczony został do Nowego Yorku w 1954 roku, na zamówienie Maxa Hoffmana. Oryginalnie posiadał nadwozie w odcieniu Glasso Blau, czyli jednym z trzech kolorów pochodzących z palety Glasurit Glasso, stosowanej przez firmę Reutter. W 2001 roku Speedster powrócił do Europy, gdzie kolejny właściciel zlecił jego renowację, decydując się na zmianę koloru na czarny oraz zmianę wszystkich instrumentów na jednostki z układu SI. Oryginalny silnik 1500 został zastąpiony przez jednostkę 1600 typu 616/15 o mocy 75 KM, która pochodzi z modelu 356 C. Egzemplarz z certyfikatem autentyczności i 18828 kilometrami przebiegu sprzedany został za 336 tys. euro, czyli około 1,4 miliona złotych.


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VILLA ERBA
27 May 2017

Lot 128

1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster by Reutter

Chassis no. 80075
Engine no. 730255
Gearbox no. 4548
€330.000 – €360.000

Sold for €336.000

To be auctioned on Saturday, May 27, 2017

One of only 1,233 Pre-A Speedsters
Upgraded with the later 356 C 1600 engine
Retains its original gearbox
Comprehensive restoration
Includes copy of Kardex and Certificate of Authenticity

We are pleased to offer here the 75th production 356 Speedster in what has come to be known as the ‘Pre-A’ series, comprehensively rebuilt and presented today in an elegant colour scheme of black over red with red square-weave carpeting, correct ivory plastic steering wheel, shift knob, and dash knobs. Chassis 80075 was delivered from the factory in Zuffenhausen on 8 November 1954 for shipment to Porsche’s American distributor, Max Hoffman, in New York.

Prior to delivery, this car would have been prepared to U.S. standards, including installation of sealed-beam headlamps and non-metric instruments. The factory Kardex notes that this example was originally painted Glasso Blau, one of only three standard Glasurit Glasso enamel colours applied by Reutter on 1954 Speedsters. The interior was upholstered in optional Kunstleder Acella, a basket-weave textured leatherette, which could be ordered for the 356 into the early 1960s.

In 2001, this Speedster was imported back to Europe by an enthusiast who would keep it for five more years. In 2006, it was acquired by a Porsche collector who commissioned a full restoration to its current beautiful presentation. The gleaming black paint, black folding top, and tonneau are offset by correctly painted 4J X 16-inch steel wheels and charming whitewall tires. The instruments have since been converted to metric units. A chromed spare wheel and blackwall spare tire reside in the front boot. Furthermore, the engine was fully rebuilt in 2009; it should be noted that the original 1500 engine has been replaced with a later, 75-horsepower 1600 Type 616/15 engine from a 1963 356 C. The Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirms that the transmission is original.

This very attractive Pre-A Speedster makes it easy to appreciate why Porsche Speedsters were one of the most popular sports cars of the fifties. Indicating 18,828 kilometres, it currently carries German historic road registration CW 0773. It is supplied with a copy of its factory Kardex and a Certificate of Authenticity issued by Porsche Switzerland, as well as restoration and service receipts.