Cars We Drive! - Page 1558
Have seen it twice, driving past for work. Side on, with a car parked side on in front of it. So i have only seen the front and the rear. Will venture out there again on sunday if i can. Maybe drag the old boy out with me to break the ice.
He said it's been there at least 3 years. .
Won't lie, my eyes were drawn to an early
MGB hardtop.But with these cars? While i could restore it. The parts costs put them out of reach. Still enjoy finding them. And sharing them.
Edited by Thrift Vader - 7/13/16 at 7:32am
They are THE Porsche. A 356 convertible is a speedster, right? Forgive me. Euro cars are not my niche. Learning though.
But yes, speedster = convertible. It's distinguished from the "regular" 356 convertible most easily by its lower windshield and lightweight top
There are 356s Convertibles and their are 356 Speedster. As Hroi mentioned the Speedsters are distinguished by the lower windshield, light weight top and I believe side plastic/curtain type of windows. When new they were considered "Stripper" models with fewer options and they sold for less money than a 356 Convertible... and were aimed at younger more price conscious buyers. I believe when new the MSRP was around $3900.
Also, have you seen the car and are you sure its a 356 Speedster? There are other 911 based Speedsters ...from 1989, from 1994, and 2011, but they generally are not worth as much as a 356 Speedster. Dealers couldn't give away the 2011 model (one dealer I used for service had a new one on the floor for over a year and to get rid of it they finally marked it down $50K off MSRP).
I think it's higher, but @Dino944 might know the exact prices.
Last year I recall a few selling for between $330K and $380K and I heard of few outliers selling for more..but I've heard from a lot of people that for now the collector car market is a bit flat. Pricing can depend on condition, provenance, original vs. restored and having the right guys in the auction room. Very unusual examples are probably still strong, but average cars I would imagine have dipped a bit in price.
Barnfinds are fun. Even just to see them. Will go past it again. Now curious more than before to see what it is.