Selling a 1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster


1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster
1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster

First debuted in 1948 as a pre-production, all-aluminum model, the Porsche 356 would become one of the most iconic automobiles in history. Elegantly designed yet classically simplistic, the Porsche 356 would see a long-lived production, lasting until 1965. The earliest of the 356 models were those in the Pre-A series and would be based heavily on the Volkswagen Beetle. In fact, many of the Beetle’s parts and components were used in production. Lightweight and nimble, the Pre-A Speedster is one of the most sought-after models in the series. If you’re thinking about selling your 1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster, you’ll probably find that many buyers can be confused when it comes to the differences between the Speedster and the Cabriolet – both which are soft-top, open-air models. The Pre-A Cabriolet is actually a soft-top version of the Coupe, while the Speedster does not correspond to the Coupe. Its shorter, removable windscreen can distinguish the Speedster, while the Cabriolet has body color-matching trim around the windshield. The production of Pre-A models included approximately 1,900 Speedsters, approximately 200 of which were from the 1954 production year.


1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster Seller’s Guide

When selling a 1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster, expect a lot of interest in your classic. One of the ways that you can be prepared for the sale is to have all your documentation handy, including anything relating to ownership history, maintenance and repair, and restoration. If you can take photographs of the chassis and engine numbers, this will also be helpful information to provide to potential buyers. The main concern of educated potential buyers will be rust. Anything you can do to help buyers understand the overall condition of your classic Porsche 356 and any rust damage or previous areas of repair will help them feel confident in their purchase. Lastly, be ready to allow a third party, pre-purchase inspection for serious inquiries. These are just a few of the Seller’s Tips that the team at Alex Manos recommends for the 1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster.



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In the business of buying and selling classics of all makes, models and conditions, the Alex Manos team would be delighted to help you find a new home for your 1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster. Whether you need additional Seller’s Tips or would like to discuss the possibility of Alex and his team purchasing your 356, do not hesitate to contact them today. They pay top dollar in cash and look forward to making your transaction as smooth and successful as possible. Connect today!


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