Find or Sell Used Cars, Trucks, and SUVs in USA

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:
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. ...
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.

Auto Services in Rhode Island

Variety Auto Body ★★★★★

Automobile Body Repairing & Painting
Address: 221 Washington Hwy, Smithfield
Phone: (401) 231-1800

Universal Auto Sales ★★★★★

Auto Repair & Service, Used Car Dealers
Address: 35 Quaker Ln, Jamestown
Phone: (401) 615-5959

Sanford`s Auto Service ★★★★★

Auto Repair & Service, Wheels-Aligning & Balancing, Automobile Diagnostic Service
Address: 417 Old Colony Rd, Barrington
Phone: (774) 254-2894

Mike Dez Racing ★★★★★

Automobile Parts & Supplies, Automobile Performance, Racing & Sports Car Equipment, Automobile Customizing
Address: 1761 Fall River Ave, Tiverton
Phone: (508) 336-6588

Main Street Service Station ★★★★★

Auto Repair & Service, Gas Stations, Automobile Inspection Stations & Services
Address: 96 Main St, Woonsocket
Phone: (508) 435-9038

Insight Auto SVC ★★★★★

Auto Repair & Service, Brake Repair
Address: 2674 Hartford Ave, Harmony
Phone: (866) 595-6470

Auto blog

Magnus Walker turbocharges his love for the Porsche 911

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:59:00 EST

He's had his fill of early, long-hood Porsche 911s - he owns at least one from each model year, from 1964 to 1973 - so Magnus Walker, a fanatic of the Stuttgart, Germany-based automaker, recently set his sights on the early Porsche 930, as documented by this XCAR video called 'Turbo Fever.' Let us translate: pretty soon Walker will own all of the earliest, non-intercooled 911 Turbos - at least one from each model year, starting at 1975 and ending at 1977 (though the 1975 911 Turbo Carrera never officially was imported to the US by Porsche, so it'll be tougher to find one Stateside).
Any Porsche enthusiast can tell you why they love their car, and it often comes down to the small details that differentiate one model year from another. One of many examples is the mid-'80s 928. They look similar, but the basic difference between a 1984 Porsche 928 S and a 1985 928 S (US-spec) is two camshafts and 54 horsepower, though each car's V8 has its own pros and cons. We'll let Magnus Walker tell you all about the 930 and what makes the first three years special, as he's becoming quite the expert on early, air-cooled 911s. When the nearly 15-minute mini-documentary was filmed, which you can view below, he already had added four early 930s to his collection!

Man arrested for stealing part of Paul Walker Porsche wreck

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:29:00 EST

Humans are odd creatures. Some of us collect things associated with bad events, particularly when it comes to cars. Your author, for example, has the grille of his wrecked 2004 Mini Cooper S hanging on the wall. As a more extreme example, an 18-year-old Californian is in trouble with the LA police, but not for taking an item from his own car accident. Instead, he has been arrested for stealing from the wreck of the Porsche Carrera GT that killed actor Paul Walker and racer Roger Rodas.
And it wasn't a small piece, either. It was the Carrera GT's carbon-fiber roof panel. Making matters worse is word that the theft happened while the tow truck that was hauling the wrecked Porsche was sitting in traffic. According to the LA Sheriff's Department report, "A witness saw a male exit a vehicle that was following the tow truck. The male grabbed a piece of the wrecked Porsche off the tow truck bed." Besides the eyewitnesses, it didn't help that images of the roof panel were later posted on Instagram.
The man, Jameson Witty, was later arrested at his home, where police also found the roof panel. The driver of the car Witty was in when he took the roof panel, meanwhile, is planning on surrendering to the police, according to CNN. It remains unclear if the district attorney's office will charge the two, although if it does, they'll be facing felony grand theft and tampering with evidence.

'Faster. Farther.' dives into the history of Porsche racing tech

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:02:00 EST

No doubt, Porsche has produced some of the best endurance racecars around, such as the turbocharged, slant-nose 935 of the 1970s and the ground-effects-enhanced 956 and 962 of the 1980s. But the company's most famous racecar, its first overall winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, was the 917.
The 917 embodied many of Porsche's technological achievements up to that point, such as the company's first 12- and 16-cylinder engines (the flat-16 was never used in competition), fiberglass bodies that implemented early aerodynamic practices and the use of new, exotic materials, such as magnesium and titanium.
The racecar was commissioned by the head of Porsche Motorsports, Ferdinand Piëch, to win overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970, after he realized a loophole in the rules that allowed cars to compete with engines up to five liters in the Sport category if they were also production models. Piëch saw opportunity: the top prototype class was restricted to three liters; the production minimum to compete in Sport was 25 cars. And so, with much effort, Porsche assembled 25 "production" 4.5-liter 917s and had them parked in a neat line for the race inspectors to verify their legitimacy. It didn't take long before people realized the new Porsches were much faster than the prototype racers, with a top speed approaching 250 miles per hour.