Announcing Online Auctions! Rare classic and collector cars vetted by our dealer network.
 Click here to bid now.

Half-Million Mile 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Up For Auction

By Jeffrey N. Ross Dec 13, 2019
news
Shop Sports
By Jeffrey N. Ross Dec 13, 2019
Further proof that classic Porsches are meant to be driven.

When it comes to collector cars, "all-original" and "low-mileage" are generally important terms to hear, but in the case of this 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster, a few changes and several hundred thousand miles help create even more character. Even though this Porsche's odometer has rolled over five times now (currently showing 527,000 miles), it is in incredible condition for its age and mileage – you could drive it or show it!

Half-Million Mile 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Up For Auction
View in gallery

As is the case with any high-mileage car, this Porsche 356 Speedster has gotten a lot of use in its days including attending 47 out of the 56 Porsche Club of America Porsche Parades! As such, the body isn't perfect, but it appears to be a solid 10-footer. This 356 has had an expected amount of body work for a 61-year-old car with this many miles including some front end work due to hitting a light pole in the 1960s and new floor pans installed in the '70s. There are some scrapes, scratches and chips in the paint from its years on the road, but this Speedster is still going to get plenty of looks.

This Porsche 356 was purchased new from Sagan’s VW/Porsche in New York, and it was owned and driven by its original owner for 54 years. Throughout the years, the engine and transmission have been replaced, but recently the seller reacquired the original transmission (which is included with the car). This car is also being sold with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, a collection of personalized plates this car has worn over the years, a copy of the original title and various tools and spare parts. Despite not being the original engine, this car's 1.6-liter flat-four is still period correct coming from another 1958 Speedster.

The second owner (and this auction's seller) has owned this Porsche since 2012, and the car has lived a less adventurous life ever since sitting in storage under a cover.

View in gallery
View 12+
["Half-Million Mile 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Up For Auction"]
View
["Half-Million Mile 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Up For Auction"]
View
["Half-Million Mile 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Up For Auction"]
View
["Half-Million Mile 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Up For Auction"]
View
["Half-Million Mile 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Up For Auction"]
View
["Half-Million Mile 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Up For Auction"]
View
["Half-Million Mile 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Up For Auction"]
View
["Half-Million Mile 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Up For Auction"]
View
["Half-Million Mile 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Up For Auction"]
View
["Half-Million Mile 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Up For Auction"]
View
["Half-Million Mile 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Up For Auction"]
View
["Half-Million Mile 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Up For Auction"]
View
["Half-Million Mile 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster Up For Auction"]
View 12+

This 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster is currently up for auction on Bring a Trailer, and with five days left in the auction, the current bid sits cleverly at $200,356. The Porsche 356 is the most iconic Porsche ever produced, and this vintage example is just proof that Porsches are meant to be enjoyed and driven.

Source: Bring a Trailer


Related articles

Watch Brett Favre Drive Peyton Manning In A C2 Corvette

The end of football season is upon us, but you can enjoy this mix of cool cars and former star quarterbacks. Watchi...
By Steven Symes Jan 24, 2020

Start An Instant Collection With These Six Callaway Corvettes

You need to pony up around $1 million for this collection, though! A classic car dealership that focuses on Corvette...
By Jeffrey N. Ross Jan 24, 2020

Tom Cotter Uncovers Old Bonneville Racer

The Barn Find Hunter is at it again. Quite literally, Tom Cotter has written the book of hunting down barn find car...
By Steven Symes Jan 24, 2020

eBay Find: Sit Above The Rest In A 1992 Dodge Power Ram 150

A solid truck with a 'Buy It Now' price of $7,000. When browsing car listings on eBay, Craigslist, Facebook Marketpl...
By Amie Williams Jan 24, 2020
Show Me More

URL copied to clipboard