1956 Porsche 356 Speedster Carrera

1956 Porsche 356 Speedster Carrera



Car spotting in Capitola CA, spotted this very nice 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster Carrera. As far as I can tell this one is not a replica. There are approximately 21,000 of the 356(A) ever made.  Of the 356 Speedster Carreras only about 140 were ever made. That means this car could sell for approximately $300,000. Amongst the Porches 356 lovers, it is commonly referred to as the “T1″ which is the factory designation.


The typical Porsche 356 has it’s flat four cylinder air cooled OHV engine located in the rear. This engine takes after the original Volkswagen Beetle engine design. However, the 356 Speedster Carrera came with a special DOHC racing engine.  Love the 1956 California license plate.


InteriorAs a highly regarded collector car, it was truly a pleasure catching this randomly out an about. I only wish I had my DSLR with me to snap the pics. For this I used my cell phone.


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