You don’t have to be an automotive enthusiast to imagine the price for such a rear-engined jewel is serious business. At the time when this article was written, the highest bid sat at $152,400, with the reserve not being met.
The images accompanying the ad include a rather amusing clue, namely a magazine scan talking about a Speedster that fetched $583,000 at an auction. Nevertheless, the seller explains that “the picture of the $583,000 blue Speedster is not intended to make you think we expect even half of that amount, but it just has to be an interesting story!”
With the vehicle having recently been verified, the DMV is set to issue a current title on its chassis number. According to the seller, this is car #212 of 1,700.
The original engine is no longer in place, with the Porsche being accompanied by what looks like a re-done 1960 engine. The newer mill is not inside the car, though.
The seller can provide a number of original 356 parts, with the help of a third party, but anybody bidding for such a car is probably prepared for a long and winding restoration road.
While it might seem like people are bidding for a VIN rather than an actual car here, this is how many retro-flavored motoring stories start.
For one thing, anybody restoring this 356 could be in for serious profit once the thorough job is complete.