Selling a 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster


1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster
1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster

The last year of production prior to the release of the 356A, 1955 would offer the Coupe and Cabriolet models, as well as the highly desired Speedster. Known as the Pre-A generation, although not an official designation, these early models are characterized by their windshields, which look like a wide-open “V” from above. However, this windshield rule does not apply to the 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster, as the Speedsters always had a special curved windshield that was shorter and removable. The Speedster also has an interesting history in the 356 series. First introduced in 1954, it was said that Max Hoffman, the sole U.S. importer of Porsches at the time, recommended that a basic, low-cost variant of the Cabriolet would sell well in the American market. Hoffman was right. The Speedster would become an instant success, particularly in the Southern California market with Hollywood’s elite. Today, as you probably already know, the Speedster is one of the most recognized and sought-after models in the 356 series.


1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster Seller’s Guide

If you’re thinking about selling a 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster, you’ve come to the right place to learn more about the model, its value, and Seller’s Tips to get you started. During 1955, approximately 1,034 of the 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster models were manufactured; it is unclear how many remain. Potential buyers will want to ensure that your classic Porsche is indeed an original, so any documentation you can provide regarding ownership history, maintenance and restoration is always a help. You can also be prepared with copies of the chassis and engine numbers, as it is likely that buyers will ask for this information. If you have a Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche, this is even better. While condition does play a big role in value, there are buyers looking for 356 Pre-A Speedster models of all conditions; be sure to price your classic accordingly. These are just a few of the Seller’s Tips that their California classic car dealership professionals recommend.



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