The seller says that this 356 Speedster needs attentions but, according to us, the only attention it needs is about the asking price which is quite competitive. This car is said to have been originally purchased new by a man and then it passed to his son’s hands.
It’s a 1955 356 Speedster (a.k.a. “Pre-A”) which has some distinctive features like a different instruments cluster and 16” wheels (from 1956 onward the 356 wears the 15”). On this particular car the 1500 c.c. engine is not original but it is said to be period correct, the rest of the equipment on this car looks indeed correct including the “low bow” soft top.
There are some other good thing about this car: gaps look really good, especially on the doors, and the floor look pretty solid. Moreover the car has a lot of invoices of the works made in the past: quite a lot of money spent on it. Ok that wouldn’t be for sure the best speedster in the world but actually you could buy this car and drive it for many years before it will need to be restored again. Find it for sale at $225,000 here in Los Angeles, CA.