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Behold: the 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster, or rather, a spectacular one-off restomod of the 911’s immediate predecessor for the  2021 Porsche Classic Restoration Challenge by Californian auto house Galpin Motors.

The car’s original bodywork has been subtly enhanced with a louvred decklid, shaved rocker moldings and rear reflectors, smoothed-out rechromed bumpers front and back and custom gold alloys.

Outside, a deep, six-coat turquoise paintjob. Inside, an entirely period-plausible red leather and tartan interior. Round the back. an upgraded, air-cooled 1600SC flat-four engine.

Easy now. It’s just for looking at.


Behold: an immensely rare 1955 pre-A variant Porsche 356 Speedster – one of only 1,234 such units produced between 1954 and 1955.

The original powertrain has been replaced with the more powerful air-cooled, 1,582cc, overhead-valve, flat-four from the later 356SC but otherwise, the feisty little jellymould – which spent most of its life in Southern California and still wears the state’s vintage black and yellow plates – is presented in ‘as found’ condition.

Price on request.