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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
Condition:
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VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: 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

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 like the look better.  Bumpers do come with the car and are simple to 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.  Tonneau cover is in new condition, top and seat covers show some wear.  All the doors, hood, & trunk seat properly and latch well.  Car is being sold as is, where is.  It is running but may need a new battery.  Can be picked up or I can arrange transportation for additional cost.

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