The wife’s car: 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster


The seller says that this car (VIN 80798) belongs to his wife’s family since more than fifty years ago. It’s clearly a project car but, as the car has been in the same family for all these years, it should be almost complete and probably rustless (almost).


As a project car, interiors have been disassembled but the seller says that he has all gauges. The dashboard has been cut everywhere but that’s a minor metal work to do. Unfortunately, the headlights, the original bumpers and the soft top frame are not with the car anymore, and these are a huge expense to put down on the list. Nice to see a period aftermarket steering wheel, maybe Derrington or Les Leston.


The NOM engine is said to have been rebuilt and put in “storage mode” by a german mechanic who lives there in Montana. At least we hope that the job has been properly done: for sure that grey paint looks like the one you put on your home iron gate. The transmission is said to be matching numbers. There are also some chips and dings to be repaired (especially on the front end), so basically this is a car which will not bore you. Find it for sale here in Kila, MT, with bidding at $85,000 and reserve not met.

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