1954-1958 Porsche 356 Speedster

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The Low Down

The Porsche 356 Speedster’s origins can be dated back to three, spare and stripped-out roadsters seen some three years earlier. The first was a one-off built by Heini Sauter in 1952 for French racing driver Françoi...

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Simon Says

“Brilliant marketing concept results in one of the 1950s best-loved cars. Ignore upside down bathtub jibes”


Years built: 1954-1958
Make: Porsche
Model: 356 Speedster
Coachbuilder: Reutter
Body: Convertible/ Roadster
Engine Size: 1286cc /1488cc/1582cc pushrod, 1489cc /1587cc DOHC air-cooled flat-four
Bhp: 55-125
0-60 secs: 10.8 secs
Top Speed Mph: 105-110 mph
Category: Grand Touring, Sports-Racing
Event Eligibility: Colorado Grand | Goodwood Revival | Le Mans Classic | Marque Events | Mille Miglia | Pebble Beach Concours | Tour Auto

Did You Know?

Von Neumann displayed the first Speedster by his swimming pool home in Sherman Oaks, LA, to an invited crowd of VIPs and potential clients. The following weekend he won his class at Torrey Pines ra...