Porsche 356 Pre A Speedster - 1955

For Sale

Lovely Porsche 356 Pre A Speedster.

  • This late production Pre a Speedster was built in October 1955 and first delivered by Hoffmann New York in January 1956.
  • Very attractive color scheme. White with perfect matching red interior. Confirmed by COA Porsche (Color Code 603)
  • Less than 100 Pre A Speedsters were delivered with the more powerful 1600 engine.
  • High-end restored

There is unfortunately not much information about its early life. One thing I know for sure. This car has been always been well taken care off. Never raced or used for auto cross.
Since the nineties it only had two owners.
A guy named Bill Jones who had an famous Porsche shop in the US took care of the restoration and sold it to a collector. This woman passed away in 2009 and her son Peter had it since. Although he had very special connection with this Speedster and sold it a few months ago.

This Speedster was restored in the nineties. It must been a very good basis. Almost no welding done. It still has it original floor and only the batter box floor seems to be replaced. Because it looks like new and has no dents or what so ever after 60 years.

Really perfect panel fit. Very nice gaps all around.
The doors shuts easy with a nice ping sound.

The body is straight and has a very nice thin paint job. No excessive filler used.

Chrome is in very nice condition.

The lovely red interior is in perfect condition. Once replaced but done with all the correct materials. Original rubber mats, steering wheel, gauges etc.

A very little patina makes it even nicer I believe.

This Speedster was delivered with the rare 1600 engine. Although the type and period is correct the current engine is a bit younger than the car. The 616/1 ’56 engine performs amazing. No smoking, no leaks etc.
The low weight in combination with the 60HP makes it really a pleasure to drive.
The gearbox shifts easily in eery gear without any noises.
Brakes are perfect.
It has the very hard to find 16” wheels with new tires.
All lights, meters etc work properly.

Before delivery it will get a classic check by an official Porsche Classic Center.

This Speedster needs nothing. Ready to be enjoyed.

Add it to your Porsche Collection or use it were it is made for.


We did a personal 500Km test drive. Just perfect.

Body: Speedster
First registration: 10 / 1955
Engine: Boxer
CCM: 1600 cm3
Power: 60 BHP
Transmission: 4-speed gearbox
Color: White
Cylinders: 4
Status Sold