The 1958 Porsche 356 Returns As a Speedster

Deemed Porsche’s first production automobile, the 356 is a lightweight and nimble-handling, rear-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-door available both in hardtop coupé and open configurations. With immense success and popularity, the Porsche 356 will forever be remembered as the build which put the Austrian brand on the map.

Revered for its combination of a flyweight chassis and bullet-proof four-cylinder, the Porsche 356 is regarded in high esteem, renowned for its intimidating race-presence and an uncanny ability to win against cars with far bigger engines. Restored by Serge Heitz Automobile Consulting, this 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster is one of 76,000 originally produced vehicles that still survive.

Now featuring magnesium rims, adjustable dampers, disc brakes, stabilizer bars, a central Carrera exhaust, fog lights, back cobver air intakes, central filling on its front cover, and grid lights, this extremely rare hard, plus soft top, and fully equipped GT ride utilizes two engines – a restored standard and one prepared for rallies or private circuits. Retaining the timeless yet refined lines the Porsche 356 is famous for, the 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster is currently for sale complete with a full restoration file and the birth certificate, at the Serge Heitz premises on Cap Ferret near Bordeaux and Merignac airport.