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1955 Porsche Speedster --

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1955
Mileage:
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1955 Porsche Speedster -- for sale

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 @@@1261456@@@ ☎ Call or text "36008" to 972-954-1288 for more information 1955 Porsche Speedster 1 Miles Red Manual BACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXTBACKNEXT Image 1/38 Image 2/38 Image 3/38 Image 4/38 Image 5/38 Image 6/38 Image 7/38 Image 8/38 Image 9/38 Image 10/38 Image 11/38 Image 12/38 Image 13/38 Image 14/38 Image 15/38 Image 16/38 Image 17/38 Image 18/38 Image 19/38 Image 20/38 Image 21/38 Image 22/38 Image 23/38 Image 24/38 Image 25/38 Image 26/38 Image 27/38 Image 28/38 Image 29/38 Image 30/38 Image 31/38 Image 32/38 Image 33/38 Image 34/38 Image 35/38 Image 36/38 Image 37/38 Image 38/38 Vehicle Overview: Stock: 81066 VIN: 81066 Year: 1955 Exterior Color: Red Make: Porsche Interior Color: Black leatherette Model: Speedster Mileage: 1 Transmission: Manual Vehicle Description: 1955 Porsche 356A/1600 Speedster Chassis No: 81066 $425. 00. 00 - Late-production example of the definitive Pre-A Speedster - One of the last 100 built with upgraded suspension and 1600 cc engine - Beautifully presented and benefiting from a fresh restoration - Matching numbers powertrain; all number stampings intact on body - Historic early Porsche model; iconic style and incomparable dynamics - Accompanied by Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and copy of Kardex 1. 82 cc air-cooled. OHV horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine. 70 HP (SAE). 60 HP (DIN) at 4. 00 rpm. four-speed fully-synchronized manual gearbox. four-wheel independent suspension with parallel trailing arms. transverse laminated torsion bars and anti-roll bar at front. swing axles with transverse torsion bars at rear. four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase: 82. 7" Based on Porsche's attractive but expensive Gläser-bodied 356 America roadster. development of the 356 Speedster was spurred by New York-based Porsche distributor Max Hoffman. who correctly realized sufficient demand existed for a no-frills. Porsche convertible at a lower price point. Stuttgart's Reutter Karosserie revised the America's bodywork with high-waist styling. which eventually proved to be one of Porsche's all-time most celebrated designs. Retaining the prior America's ‘Type 540' internal designation. the Speedster debuted in 1954. The Speedster brought the many joys of Porsche ownership within reach of a wider audience. Equipped with a cut-down and removable windscreen. simple bucket seats. and only a small top and side curtains for weather protection. the lightweight Speedster delivered noticeably sharper performance and handling. The Speedster's instruments consisted only of a speedometer and temperature gauge. with a tachometer and heater optional to hold the price down. just $2. 95 when introduced at New York. Envisioned as a vehicle capable of being driven daily then taken to the track. quickly prepared. and successfully raced on weekends. the Speedster immediately built a formidable reputation in American SCCA competition. On the street. its rakish flair and ultra-modern attitude made it an instant hit with buyers and an enduring classic that continues to captivate successive generations of Porsche enthusiasts today. A July 1955 Motor Trend road test report neatly summarized the Speedster experience. “Its size. power. easy shift and steering make it fun to drive. The brakes are extremely good. they get you out of situations where you may have delayed too long… For a sports car. and especially such a small one. the Porsche Speedster has a very smooth ride. There's absolutely no wallowing when it comes out of a dip. " The Speedster was an immediate hit from the start. Period road tests almost unanimously celebrated the Speedster. which must have appeared almost otherworldly to Americans more accustomed to the lumbering V-8 sedans of the era. Some 200 were built initially. but the next year production exceeded 1. 00 to meet demand. Late in 1955. the 356 received its first major revision to the updated 356A. with the engine growing to 1. 00 cubic centimeters. Speedster production eventually peaked at 1. 16 units for 1957. Just 2. 22 examples were built in all. This 1955 Porsche 356A/1600 Speedster is a particularly desirable Pre-A example. as one of the last 100 built that were equipped with upgraded suspension and higher horsepower 1600 engine. This original data is confirmed by the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and a copy of the factory Kardex production record. It was completed on November 14. 1955 and. as such. it is an early-production example of the definitive 356A evolution of the Speedster. The Speedster now benefits from a concours quality restoration completed in 2016 as performed by a well-known specialist of classic European sports cars. particularly Mercedes-Benz and all generations of Porsche. As offered. this Speedster remains true to its factory-original specifications and retains the matching numbers powertrain and number stampings on the body. Featuring the correct. factory-original red over black livery. the Speedster is further complete with correct German square-weave carpeting and striking brightwork and trim throughout. This Speedster also benefits from test mileage and mechanical sorting to ensure a great driving experience to match its legendary heritage. Beautifully restored and presented in every possible respect. this incredibly desirable Porsche 356/1600 “Pre-A” Speedster stands ready to take pride of place at the world's most desirable classic driving. touring. and concours events. Simply put. it is one of the finest examples available today of a true German sporting icon. Vehicle Photos: Vehicle Warranty: AS IS - NO WARRANTY



This vehicle is being sold as is. where is with no warranty. expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

About Collins Classics:

Welcome to Collins Brothers We've been in the Jeep business since 1984 and do much more than sell Jeep parts and accessories. We have a full line of used Jeeps for sale at our Wylie Texas location. Collins Brothers takes pride in the restoration of older Jeep vehicles.

Terms and Conditions: Payment Options We accept the following payment methods:
- Cashier's Check/money order
- Cash (in person)
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Vehicle Pickup & Shipping All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility. General Terms

Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end. and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500. 00 deposit is due within 24 hours of end of auction. The remainder is due within 3 days of auction end. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle. sell it to the next high bidder. or sell it otherwise. Most banks and credit unions do not finance vehicles older than 1995 or with more than 100K miles. Make sure if financing that your financial institution accepts the year and miles of this vehicle before bidding. Please arrange financing prior to bidding.

Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service. we will gladly cooperate. You can locate shippers by doing a search for `auto shippers`.

If you are not sure about something. please ask! Do not assume anything not listed is included.

We reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale.

PLEASE ONLY BID WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY. IF THE RESERVE IS NOT MET. WE MAY CONTACT THE HIGH BIDDER TO OFFER THE SECOND CHANCE OPTION.

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Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end. and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500. 00 deposit is due within 24 hours of end of auction. The remainder is due within 3 days of Auction end. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle. sell it to the next high bidder. or sell it otherwise. Most banks and credit unions do not finance vehicles older than 1995 or with more than 100K miles. Make sure if financing. your financial institution accepts the year and miles of this vehicle before bidding. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service. we will gladly cooperate. you can locate shippers by doing a search for `auto shippers`. If you are not sure about something. Please ASK. Do not assume anything not listed is included. PLEASE ONLY BID WHAT YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY. IF THE RESERVE IS NOT MET. WE MAY CONTACT THE HIGH BIDDER TO OFFER THE SECOND CHANCE OPTION. Please read eBay's User Agreement 2. Collins Brothers reserves the right to. a. Obtain and verify the registered information of all users who bid on this auction. b. Cancel any and all bids at our discretion. or end the auction early if necessary. 3. Bidders Age: You must be 18 years of age or older to Bid. 4. Special eBay Bid Retraction Rules: Please read eBay's "Retracting a Bid" a. If you place a bid before the last 12-hour period of the auction: „X You may retract that bid before that last 12-hour period but only for exceptional circumstances. You will not be allowed to retract that bid during the last 12-hour period of the auction. b. If you place a bid during the last 12-hour period of the auction: „X You will be allowed to retract the bid for exceptional circumstances but only if you do so within one hour after placing the bid. 5. Funds & Financing: a. For help in arranging for a Pre-Approved loan or for any questions please email or phone Dennis at (972) 442-6189 ex 226 prior to bidding. 6. Buyers Inspection: Collins Brothers has done our best to disclose all information known about this vehicle for auction. Collins Brothers welcomes a buyers inspection. If you plan to have a buyers inspection. please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to the auction ending. Inspection fees if any are Buyers responsibility. 7. Representations and Warranties made by seller: This vehicle is being sold "as is". Manufacturers warranties may still apply. Extended warranty may be available email or phone Dennis at (972) 442-6189 ex 226 for details. No representations or warranties are made by seller. nor are any representations or warranties relied upon by bidders in making bids. 8. Taxes and Registration fees: Out of state buyers are responsible for all state. county. city taxes and fees. as well as title service fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. All taxes and fees must be paid in full in order for vehicle to be titled and registered. 9. Title Information: Vehicles titles may be held by banks or lenders as collateral for loans. In many cases there is a delay in receiving the original instruments up to 21 days from the time we pay a vehicle off. While we usually have all titles in our possession at closing. there are occasions where we may be waiting for them to arrive. If payment is made by cashier's or personal checks we will hold all titles for 10 days or until funds have cleared. 10. Shipping & Delivery: a. All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility. Collins Brothers will help with shipping arrangements but will not be responsible in any way for claims arising from shipping damage! b. Licensed Carriers are generally insured for $3. 00. 00. 00. We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after the vehicle leaves our facility. All shipping arrangements are provided by Collins Brothers as a courtesy. We are not affiliated with any carrier. Any claims or other communication regarding shipment of vehicles will be between you and the shipper. not with Collins Brothers. c. The amount of time it takes for delivery is dependent on the carrier. but is generally 7-14 days from the date the vehicle is picked up from our facility until it is delivered to your destination. Verify with the shipper for an Estimate Time of Arrival to be sure. 11. Finalizing your Purchase: a. Collins Brothers will contact the successful high bidder by e-mail after the auction closes. b. Successful high bidder MUST communicate with Dennis at Collins Bothers by e-mail or phone (972) 442-6189 ex 226 within 24 hours of the auction ending to make arrangements to complete their transaction. If we cannot confirm your intention to buy or the sale is not completed within 5 days. we reserve the right to relist this vehicle or sell to any other qualified buyer. c. In order to secure bid on vehicle. Successful bidder (BUYER) must within 24 hours of bid closing send to Seller a Deposit in the amount of 10% by major credit card. cash or bank certified funds. Within 72 hours of bid closing. Buyer must send balance of funds by wire transfer. cash. bank certified funds to Seller. d. At time of sending initial deposit. Buyer MUST fax copy of their State issued valid Driver License. Furthermore. before said vehicle is released for shipment to Buyer. all other Sale related and title related paperwork must be signed and returned complete to Seller.

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