It's hard to believe, but Porsche design and the Germans in general were able to reboot and go from thinking about Tiger tanks to sports cars in the span of just three years. In 1948, the first Porsche 356 emerged from a converted sawmill in Gmund, Austria (the Allied occupation forces were the new residents of Porsche's Stuttgart, Germany offices).
By 1950, a much-improved version of the Porsche 356 built in Zuffenhausen, Germany was being sold in America. Early U.S. importer Max Hoffman was responsible for the most-iconic 356 body style, the Speedster, which was a rather stripped down and basic $2,995 version of the car with racing-style bucket seats, removable side curtains instead of roll-up windows and a low windshield that the weekend racers who favored the model could easily remove.
1957 Porsche 356A T1 Speedster
European Collectibles sold this Speedster in 2007! The paint is in excellent condition with a new tan interior, German square weave carpets, new soft-top and boot cover. This Speedster has been driven and enjoyed. Drive it anywhere! Complete with the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, owner's manual, spare tire, tools and jack.
• 1600-cc four-cylinder engine
• Four-speed manual 644 transmission
• Matching engine per COA