1959 Porsche 356A GT Speedster – 1600 Super Engine
“The last Block GT Pushrod Speedster”
- VIN number: 84933
- Engine number and type: 83176 (1600 Super 616/2 Pushrod)
- Paint color: 608 Silver Metallic
- Interior type: Black
- Production finish date: January 8, 1959
- Alloy panels (doors, front trunk lid, engine lid)
- Alloy Speedster seats
- Steel alloy wheels
- Interior lightweight vinyl trim
Details and Story:
This is the fourth and last “Block” pushrod GT Speedster. Carl Block was a Porsche dealer in Oakland California, who ordered four special Speedsters from the factory in 1959. All four Speedsters were among of the last GS/GT ultra light-model production run. Block ordered each car with the 1600 Super pushrod engine (616/2) instead of the complicated four cam unit. He believed he could sell them more easily to SCCA racers because of the lighter weight and simpler service requirements of the pushrod motor. In total, Porsche assembled only seven pushrod GT Speedsters.
VIN #84933 received a complete restoration in 1989 and it resided in the Vintage Museum of Transportation & Wildlife for quite some time. The museum was the showcase for Otis Chandler and his collection; incredibly he chose to never drive the car. Following Chandler’s collection, the car went to long time, astute Porsche collector Frank Gallogly in New Jersey. Then in 2003, Tony Peck of Long Island, NY became the next caretaker of #84933. Road Scholars purchased it from Tony in 2008 and it’s been in a private Porsche collection ever since.
This is special opportunity to acquire one of the rarest Porsches ever produced and it offers an incredible driving experience with a Speedster that you can run in every-day conditions.