09/2015 eAuction Estimate: $285,000 - $305,000
Chassis Number: 84318
Engine: 1600 cc SC Boxer 4 Cylinder
Dual Weber Carburetors / 95 bhp
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Four Wheel Drum Brakes
1st Class Winner at 2013 Colorado Concours
Harry Pellow SC 1600 cc engine
Originally a competition car today an Award winner
The Model - Introduced in the American market in 1954, Speedster production would continue until 1958. A natural born racer, these cars were a perfect fit for the weekend racer with the removable front window and lightweight no frills construction. Only about 4,500 of the iconic Speedsters were produced and even less were imported to the United States. These Porsche 356 Speedsters have become one of the most collectable cars on the market, and continue to be competitive in vintage racing events.
The Car - Originally sold in Louisiana, this vintage Porsche spent its life as a weekend racer until purchased in 1986 by its current owner. The cars engine was tragically irreparably damaged while being raced in the early 1980’s. Afterwards, it was transformed into a Super (75 HP) which was driven until 2002 when that engine gave out. Then, the current owner sent a 1964 SC engine case to HP Enterprises and Harry Pellow, the owner, in Santa Clara, CA. It was to be customized with all the best SC features including state of the art counterbalanced crankshaft, sodium filled valves, larger bores, and a lightened flywheel. Aesthetically identical to the original engine, it produces just under 100 HP making this is a very fast 356!
In 2012, the car began a bare metal restoration that would use the factory lead filler and would employ authentic metal working techniques that when returned to the original Fjord green paint produced a concours quality convertible. The Porsche was the featured marque at the 2013 Colorado Concours. Under the discerning eye of the concours judges, this Speedster was awarded first in class. Having outgrown its rabble rousing racing days, this car is ready to spend its retirment on the golf courses, as an honored guest at the countries concours events.