This is a rare 1957 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster – and has been found lying around in a garage for almost four decades – the owners even have the dust to prove that.
Classic car collectors have come to love these “barn finds” – vehicles that get stowed away or get forgotten for decades in an enclosed environment awaiting to become valuable items. This rare Porsche 356 Speedster clearly fits the bill as it has remained in a garage untouched for almost 40 years, and is going to an auction with a massive price tag – and four decades of dirt. It will be among the heavy hitters at the Auctions America event at Hilton Head in South Carolina, with the 1957 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster uncovered after decades of storage – and has all the original components, from the wheels to the dust.
Found just outside Chicago, the model has a magnificent Aquamarine Blue Metallic paint job, the interior wears the original Beige Leatherette and roof from the factory floor. The model was finished on March 5th, 1957, in Germany, and has U.S.-spec bumpers, sealed beam headlights, coupe seats, and the original 1.6-liter engine – it’s one of just 1,171 units produced until that moment. It was acquired by John Casper in June of 1957 and parked by the guy back in 1975 – where it sat untouched until the owner’s demise in 2012. The car has an estimated price of $200,000 – $250,000.