Selling a 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster


1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster
1957 Porsche 356 A Speedster

During the 1957 production year, approximately 1,171 models of the 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster would be manufactured at Porsche facilities in Stuttgart. Often confused with the soft-top Cabriolet, which was the convertible version of the Coupe, the Speedster was a special model that did not correspond to an equivalent Coupe. Interestingly, the Speedster was first debuted in 1954 after Max Hoffman, the only importer of Porsches in the United States at the time, recommended that a lower-cost, open-top version of the 356 would sell well in the American market. Boasting a low, removable windscreen, bucket seats and a minimal folding top, the Speedster was an instant hit. The 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster would see the highest level of Speedster production, as sales would decline before the Cabriolet D model replaced it in 1958. Today, because of low production numbers and high appeal, these early Speedsters are highly desired.


1957 Porsche 356A Speedster Seller’s Guide

When selling a 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster, one of the most important steps will be proving the authenticity of your model. This can be achieved in a number of ways, however showing engine and chassis numbers is the preferred method. Because there are seemingly endless replica and kit cars mimicking the 356, educated buyers will take this step quite seriously. Whether you’re selling a rolling chassis in need of complete restoration or a pristine example of Porsche 356 engineering, providing this information to buyers is standard. For completely restored models, sellers often contact Porsche to receive a Certificate of Authenticity. These are just a few Seller’s Tips that will make your transaction go as smoothly as possible. The Alex Manos team, backed by years of experience in the classic car market, would be happy to learn more about your 1957 356A Speedster, as they are always in the market to purchase classics of all makes, models and conditions.



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In the meantime, the Alex Manos team welcomes you to tour their website to learn more about their California classic car dealership and the cars they are most interested in. Should your 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster fit into their collection, they will be happy to offer you top dollar in cash. They will also gladly pick up from any location in the country, making your transaction as easy as possible. Connect today to learn more and to discuss your particular Porsche 356 model.


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