Stale chocolate: 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster

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This brown 356 Speedster (chassis # 80358) is said to have been in storage for over 25 years and has recently been gone through mechanically to get it road worthy again.

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We believe that it’s the first time we see not even a Porsche 356 but any classic car whose previous owner has changed the color from the original red to brown: we have rather seen the reverse, but this is truly a novelty for us. Don’t get us wrong: there are some very nice brown tones, especially combined with tan or parchment interiors, so we still understand the choice of the previous owner.

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The car: quite dry even if with some passing rust points, not bad interior, slightly opaque paint but with a nice patina. Like many of his peers, the original 16 “wheels have been replaced with those with a 15” diameter for greater driveability, the engine comes from a 1959 model and it seems that the car is perfectly drivable as it is. Now the question: would you prefer to drive this or one in museum conditions at a double price? Find it for sale at $190,000 here in San Diego, CA.

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