1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster – Fantastic Driver


Chassis Number: 81203

Engine Number: 80756 (1600 Super Type 616/2)

Transmission Number: 7886


Only the engine and transmission number were on the factory Kardex for chassis number 81203.

Great driver and very solid Speedster





Any 356 Speedster is an object of desire and even lust. But this one has particular charms. This 1955 Pre-A Speedster has spent the past 25 years with the same owner, tucked away in the Pacific Northwest. Long term ownership has give this car a consistent level of care and maintenance, and this is a big contributor to its overall quality. The paint remains excellent despite its 30+ year age. The body is exceptionally straight, with nice consistent gaps on the doors, and the front and rear deck lids. The car appears to have a portion of the front pan replaced and overall it is very solid. We just serviced the engine (it’s fitted with a 1956 Super) and it runs absolutely fantastically. The black interior and top have a perfect patina, and they remain in good condition, especially since it seems they, too, are more than 30 years old. Overall, this is a wonderful Speedster and it certainly is one to be enjoyed for many years, just as it sits right now. It’s simply a great Porsche to drive and desire.

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