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post #23356 of 26291
Porsche, old, convertible, looks to be a 356.
Looks like this:

Only rougher. needing a resto.
post #23357 of 26291
I assume you know kit cars are very common on that model
post #23358 of 26291
Not in steel. wink.gif

It's that O.G milk white, faded out chalky paint, red? Interior. And rust around the edges. As it sits? 6/10. Solid, but a long way from the road.
Edited by Thrift Vader - 7/13/16 at 3:09am
post #23359 of 26291
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Not in steel. wink.gif

It's that O.G milk white, faded out chalky paint, red? Interior. And rust around the edges. As it sits? 6/10. Solid, but a long way from the road.

I'm excited for pictures as it is. 

post #23360 of 26291
Was told about it by my boss's father. Old boy has taste.
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. cool.gif

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
post #23361 of 26291
Yeah, it's probably worth figuring out exactly what that is. The very top of the market for 356 speedsters is something like a quarter of a million dollars IIRC
post #23362 of 26291
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Yeah, it's probably worth figuring out exactly what that is. The very top of the market for 356 speedsters is something like a quarter of a million dollars IIRC

They are THE Porsche. A 356 convertible is a speedster, right? Forgive me. Euro cars are not my niche. Learning though.
post #23363 of 26291
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Yeah, it's probably worth figuring out exactly what that is. The very top of the market for 356 speedsters is something like a quarter of a million dollars IIRC

I think it's higher, but @Dino944 might know the exact prices.
post #23364 of 26291

Would be a cool find regardless. The condition is probably sad, but I'm sure you can find the seller a buyer if he/she is interested parting with it.

post #23365 of 26291
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They are THE Porsche. A 356 convertible is a speedster, right? Forgive me. Euro cars are not my niche. Learning though.
A discussion on what vintage Porsche is THE definitive model is likely to result in violence amongst Porsche fanbois laugh.gif

But yes, speedster = convertible. It's distinguished from the "regular" 356 convertible most easily by its lower windshield and lightweight top
post #23366 of 26291
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They are THE Porsche. A 356 convertible is a speedster, right? Forgive me. Euro cars are not my niche. Learning though.

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). 

 

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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. 

post #23367 of 26291
Do not visit the Palo Alto McLaren dealership. Two P1s in for regular service today and you can bounce around like an idiot asking any question and hoping - one day. Same shop that serviced Elon's F1.
post #23368 of 26291
Wait, Porsche made original shape late model Speedsters? With new engines in them? If so, a 1989 sounds good to me. Either way, whatever it is, a speedster would be an epic find. A regular 356 could be on my radar as possibly attainable. Without the guilt of modding it.

Barnfinds are fun. Even just to see them. Will go past it again. Now curious more than before to see what it is.smile.gif
post #23369 of 26291
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Do not visit the Palo Alto McLaren dealership. Two P1s in for regular service today and you can bounce around like an idiot asking any question and hoping - one day. Same shop that serviced Elon's F1.

What's an Elon?
post #23370 of 26291
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What's an Elon?

You've got to catch him. #go
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