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Porsche 356 Speedster Replica, 1955, No Reserve on 2040-cars

Year:1955 Mileage:4417 Color: Black /
 Black
Location:

Barrington, Rhode Island, United States

Barrington, Rhode Island, United States
Transmission:Manual
Body Type:Convertible
Engine:2,275cc VW
Vehicle Title:Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: FS1076 Year: 1955
Interior Color: Black
Make: Porsche
Number of Cylinders: 4
Model: 356
Trim: Speedster
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 4,417
Exterior Color: Black
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

This car was built from a late 80's CMC kit in 1999.  The VW chassis is a 1969 which was upgraded with disc brakes all around!  The motor was built by Car Custom, is 2,275cc's, and has dual Dellorto carbs!  Here's a rundown of the car:

  • 2275cc motor
  • Dual Dellorto 45 carburetors
  • Ported & polished heads, stainless steel valves, chromoly retainers, dual springs
  • Four speed manual transmission with rhino case with hardened gears
  • Racing strength clutch, Kennedy pressure plate
  • Full flow 8 pass oil cooler mounted to front of fan shroud
  • Oil breather box
  • Extra capacity deep sump and external oil filter
  • Monza exhaust with chrome tips
  • VW chassis VIN 119401317, a 1969 model
  • 914 disc brakes front and rear, braided stainless brake lines
  • Fully adjustable front and rear suspension
  • Porsche style VDO gauges
  • Electric fuel pump
  • Original VW horn and a dual trumpet air horn (switch to use one or the other)
  • Slotted chrome wheels with baby moon hub caps
  • Convertible top and extra tonneau cover
Pictures show bumpers removed, I likes the look better.  Bumpers do come with the car and are simple reinstall if desired.  Have the following extra gear that was purchased but never installed on the car:
  • Rear sway bar
  • New Halogen head lights
  • New Halogen fog lights
  • New Kwik Wire wiring harness (not much electrical on the car but planned to install the new wiring with the updates lighting)
  • Used Lecarra leather steering wheel
I have a number of book resources that have helped me over the years and will go with the car; the Dellorto carb tech book, original CMC assembly manual, VW Beetle Autobook, the famous John Muir 'How to Keep your VW Alive' book.  Car body isn't perfect, it is gelcoat, not paint, so could easily be rubbed and polished to a sparkly finish.  All the doors, hood, & trunk seat properly and latch well.  Car is being sold as is, where is.  Car may be picked up or I can arrange transportation for additional cost.

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These days, we take it for granted that the Porsche 911 uses a flat-six engine. That's because every version of the iconic rear-engined sports car has had one. Right? Well, for the most part. There was the 912 that joined the original in the late Sixties with a flat-four. And in the mid-Eighties, Porsche toyed around with the idea of a V8-powered 911.
After the first-generation 911 had been in production for over two decades, Porsche began development of its successor, the 964, in the 1980s. And one of its ideas was to use a V8 engine. So it took a 964, borrowed a V8 from Audi, gave it the rear bodywork from a 959 and dubbed it the 965.
The idea was to create a more affordable successor to the 959 that included its advanced all-wheel drive system and active suspension. The Audi V8 would have been replaced with one of Porsche's own design - possibly based on the it had built for Indy racing - but Dr. Ulrich Bez (who was then head of Porsche R&D long before taking the reins at Aston Martin) ultimately killed the project.

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The project alternately referred to as 960 or 988 was put forth by CEO Matthias Müller shortly after he assumed control of the German automaker. It called for a mid-engined V8 supercar to slot in between the 911 and the 918 Spyder to take on the likes of the Ferrari 458 Italia, McLaren 650S and sister-company Lamborghini's Gallardo and subsequent Huracán.
Now three years since the idea was first mooted, the vehicle has yet to materialize. According to Autocar, Porsche is putting a greater emphasis on refreshing its existing lineup. Which is probably just as well, because the mid-engined supercar would have a heck of a challenge on its hands to differentiate itself in terms of performance from the 911 GT3 and 911 Turbo, which already give the 458 and company a run for their money.

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