Classic DREAMCARS Mount Dora, Fla. (352) 385-1945 www.classicdreamcars.com

AS DISCOVERED BURIED WAY IN THE FRONT OF GARAGE ------ SLOWLY, CLEARING THE WAY TO 'THE PRIZE'----------- 'UNCOVERED' TWO WEEKS LATER

CAR SEES FULL DAYLIGHT AFTER BEING PARKED 18+ YEARS IN A GARAGE---DASH WITH ORIGINAL KEYS STILL IN IGNITION----ORIG. MILES (48.213)---ORIG. 16 X 4.5" WHEELS

LOTS OF ORIGINAL PARTS INCLUDING N.O.S. WINDSHIELD, EXTRA BADGES, HUBCAPS, HEADLIGHT COVERS, ORIG.TOP BOWS. PIX OF CAR 18 YRS. AGO. ORIG. DOOR PLATES REMOVED

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SORRY, SOLD IMMEDIATELY!

1956 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER 1600 SUPER 'BARN FIND'

WOW, THE 'BARN FIND' OF THE YEAR ! A REAL PRE-A PORSCHE SPEEDSTER. EVEN RARER A 1600 SUPER MODEL, COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL MOTOR, TRANSMISSION AND SUPERIOR CONDITION BODY FOUND TUCKED AWAY IN THE NOSE OF A GARAGE IN RUST-FREE CENTRAL FLA. THE SECOND OWNER (PURCHASED1971) MOVED THE CAR HERE IN AN ENCLOSED VAN, 18 YEARS AGO, AND THEN AFTER DISASSEMBLY PARKED IT. WE WERE TOLD ABOUT THE CAR, OVER BREAKFAST, AT A LOCAL DINER AND WENT IN SEARCH OF THIS GREAT TREASURE. THIS IS AN ESTATE CAR COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUAL AND TWO SETS OF ORIGINAL KEYS. THE MOTOR NUMBER IS CORRECT (P80050) AND THE CHASSIS NUMBER (81134) SHOWS UP IN SEVERAL PLACES, INCLUDING NEXT TO THE GAS TANK, TRUNK FLOOR, DOOR JAM AND THE TITLE. THIS CAR CARRIES A FASCO (GLASPAR COPY) HARDTOP, THE ORIGINAL BEEHIVE TAIL LIGHTS, BADGES, SIDE MOLDINGS, HEADLIGHT COVERS AND INTERIOR WITH ALUMINUM SEATS. IT WAS AN ORIGINAL WHITE CAR WITH BLACK UPHOLSTERY AND WHITE PIPING, AND OATMEAL CARPETS. THE BODY HAS NEVER BEEN RUSTED AND ONE ROCKER HAS NOW BEEN REPLACED (DENTED). OUR RESEARCH SHOWS THIS TO BE ONE OF 304 SPEEDSTER MODELS BUILT IN LATE 1955 INTO '56 AND ONE OF 109 616/2 1600 SUPER MODELS TITLED IN THE USA AS OF 1956**. IT STILL RETAINS THE TOP SOFT BOWS AND 16 X 4.5" WHEELS, PLUS; IT STILL HAS THE OPTIONAL PLEXI-GLAS WINDOWS, CORRECT PADDED DASHBOARD AND LEATHER TIE-DOWN BELT FOR THE SPARE. WE JUST MEDIA BLASTED THE WHEELS, FIT (5) NEW RADIAL 560 X16" TIRES, TUNED THE MOTOR AND GAVE IT BRAKES. (PORSCHE 'AUTHENTICATION CERTIFICATE' DOCUMENTS THIS GREAT CAR). OFFERS OVER $100,000 CONSIDERED.

THE STORY:

DR. FERDINAND PORSCHE ESSENTIALLY DESIGNED A SPORTS VERSION OF HIS FAMOUS VOLKSWAGEN STARTING IN 1950. IT WAS BASED VERY CLOSELY TO HIS V.W.'S PLATFORM CHASSIS AND RUNNING GEAR WHICH INCLUDED A REAR MOUNTED, AIR COOLED FLAT FOUR ENGINE WITH SWING AXLE SUSPENSION. IT GRADUALLY BECAME MORE DISTINCT, MECHANICALLY STRONGER AND MUCH FASTER AS IT AGED THEN IT'S PREDECESSOR EARNING IT'S OWN REPUTATION AS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH. PORSCHE'S WERE ORIGINALLY ONLY OFFERED IN A COUPE AND CABRIOLET BOTH HAD TWO-DOORS AND 16" WHEELS. AN OPEN ROADSTER, CALLED THE SPEEDSTER, WAS ADDED LATE IN IT'S FIRST PRODUCTION. TOTAL PRODUCTION FROM 1950-1955 WAS ONLY 10,678 CARS. BY 1956 A CURVED WINDSHIELD, MORE SPECIALIZED COMPONENTS AND A GREATER CHOICE OF ENGINE (MODELS) WERE ADDED. PORSCHE EVEN OFFERED A RACE-BRED DOHC UNIT CALLED THE CARERRA. WEIGHING IN AT ONLY 1800 LBS. THEY WERE PRICED FROM $3700-$3950 NEW ON THE SHOWROOM FLOOR BUT, IN TRUTH DIDN'T FIND MANY BUYERS. THE SPEEDSTER, ADDED IN 1954 FOR THE 1955 MODEL YEAR, FEATURED A NEW LOW SLUNG WINDSHIELD AND FRONT HOOD HANDLE WHICH CARRIED THE ENAMELED CREST. A 3-PC ENGINE CASE REPLACED THE OLD MODIFIED 2 PC VOLKSWAGEN ENGINE AND THERE WERE SEVERAL MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM.(STARTING IN OCT. 1955) THE 1300, 1300 SUPER, 1500 GS, 1500GT, 1600 AND 1600 SUPER. IT WAS ACTUALLY PRODUCED TO FILL THE BURGEONING AMERICAN MARKET WITH SPORTSCAR FEATURES LIKE A REMOVABLE WINDSHIELD, LIGHTWEIGHT & REMOVABLE SOFT TOP AND SIDE CURTAINS . TODAY, EARLY SPEEDSTER'S ARE SEEN AS A SUPER-COLLECTIBLE ICON CAR OFTEN COPIED IN KIT FORM, SOLD WITH NON-MATCHING MOTORS AND, INDEED, HARD TO FIND ORIGINAL AND REAL!.

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