Car Catcher: A Porsche 356A Super Speedster Restored by a Porsche Factory-Trained Specialist

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As the successor to the "Pre-A" models built from 1948-'55, the introduction of the Porsche 356A in 1955 marked both cosmetic and mechanical updates.

This 1957 Porsche 356A Super Speedster comes powered by a 1.6-liter Type 616/2 engine good for around 75 horsepower.

Originally finished in white, this 356 is said to have been restored to its current condition in the '80s by Wolfgang Reif, a Porsche factory-trained specialist. The listing notes that before Reif's ownership of the car, it was reported to have been stolen.

The 356 was later recovered, but without its original engine. The missing powerplant was replaced by a "later series 356 1600 engine," which was then mounted to an "improved later series 356 741/2 transmission."

Since its restoration, the Speedster is said to have won multiple first-place finishes at Porsche concours events. It now has 46,806 miles on its odometer—all of which are believed to be original.

Find this 1957 Porsche 356A Super Speedster for sale over at Fantasy Junction for $335,000.

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efahl New Reader
9/29/20 2:11 p.m.

Should have gone with the burgundy interior (whatever color Porsche calls that, "boxster red?"), as shown on the key fob...  That really pops with the arctic silver skin.

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