1957 Porsche 356 Cabriolet Vehicle Profile

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The Porsche 356 1600 Super Sport was a sports car produced from 1948 through 1965. It was Porsche's first production automobile. The 356 name denotes that it was Porsche's 356th project. The 356 was the first production sports car bearing the Porsche name. It was the cornerstone of the Dr. Ferdinand Porsche empire, as well as one of the most enduring sports car icons ever created.

At the 1955 Frankfurt Auto Show, Porsche introduced a new line of cars with such a broad range of refinements that it was given a new designation: 356A. It would be just three months before American forces still occupying Germany under the Marshall Plan would return the original brick Werk 1 facility to Porsche after 10 years, and designers and engineers would reclaim it as their home.

Work had been progressing on a new engine that would allow for increasing displacement sizes in the years to come. Chassis development, performed on the Black 356 mule known as 'Ferdinand,' brought about more durable and precise suspension and steering. Smaller diameter and wider 15-inch wheels and tires were also adopted.

The best-known and sportiest convertible model is the 356 'Speedster', introduced in late 1954 after Max Hoffman, the sole US importer of Porsches, advised the company that an affordable open-top version could sell well in the American market. With its low, raked windshield (which could be removed for weekend racing), bucket seats, and minimal folding top, the Speedster was an instant hit, especially in Southern California. Production of the Speedster peaked at 1,171 cars in 1957.

The 1600CC Speedster engine was upgraded with improved sealing, higher compression, a forged crank, and cast intake passages fed by Solex carburetors.

The Speedster, with minimal equipment and few options, was priced at $2,995. The seats were simple and the top was rather small. Side curtains were used instead of roll-up windows. Free of the 356 Cabriolet's traditional appointments, Porsche counted on the Speedster's lower price and decidedly sportier character to generate sales.

The Speedster was capable of exceeding 100 mph, and could race from zero-to-sixty mph in the ten-second range.


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2018 1
2017 6
2016 3
2015 5
2014 1
2013 2
2012 1
2011 1
2010 5
2009 3

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$154,000$154,0001
2017$27,913$35,7006
2016$150,471$411,0003
2015$95,840$235,0005
2014$26,400$26,4001
2013$146,250$275,0002
2012$157,000$157,0001
2011$61,000$61,0001
2010$69,475$159,5005
2009$60,867$137,5003

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 Porsche 356 Coupe
Chassis#: 101465
Sold for $154,000
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
 
1957 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER REPLICA
Sold for $35,700
  2017 McCormick's Auction # 63
 
1957 Porsche Speedster 356 Replica
Chassis#: 90EXCEL9120
Sold for $17,050
  2017 Motostalgia Auction - Watkins Glen VGP
 
1957 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER REPLICA
Sold for $26,000
  2017 Leake Auction - Dallas
 
1957 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER
Sold for $32,550
  2017 McCormick's - # 62
 
1957 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER REPLICA
Sold for $28,088
  2017 McCormick's - # 62
 
1957 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER REPLICA
Sold for $28,088
  2017 McCormick's - # 62
 
1957 PORSCHE 356 REPLICA SPEEDSTER
Sold for $23,363
  2016 McCormick's - # 61
 
1957 Porsche Speedster 356 Replica
Chassis#: 90EXCEL9120
Sold for $17,050
  2016 Motostalgia Auction - Watkins Glen VGP
 
1957 Porsche 356A Speedster (RHD)
Sold for $411,000
  2016 Shannons - Sydney Autumn Classic
 
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Replica by Intermecca
Sold for $19,800
  2015 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster
Chassis#: 83579
Sold for $235,000
  2015 Mecum : Monterey
 
1957 Porsche 356 T1 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 61560
Sold for $181,500
  2015 Russo & Steele - Newport Beach
 
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Replica
Sold for $23,100
  2015 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1957 Porsche 356 Roadster Replica
Sold for $19,800
  2015 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1957 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER 356 RE-CREATION
Chassis#: SD14379HM13
Sold for $26,400
  2014 Barrett-Jackson - Reno Tahoe
 
1957 Porsche Speedster
Sold for $275,000
  2013 Motostalgia Auction - Austin Grandprix 2013
 
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Replica
Sold for $17,500
  2013 Leake Car Auctions - Tulsa Ok
 
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster 1600 CC, 4-Speed
Chassis#: 82856
Sold for $157,000
  2012 Mecum - Monterey, CA
 
1957 Porsche 356 Coupe
Sold for $61,000
  2011 Mecum Auctions - Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1957 Porsche 356's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster 2017 Amelia Island Select : Hollywood Wheels Auction $225,000$275,000
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster 2016 Russo & Steele : Arizona   
1957 Porsche 356 Replica 2015 Collector Car Productons Toronto$28,000  
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster 2010 Mecum Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction$120,000  
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster 2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey$90,000$110,000$130,000
1957 Porsche Beck Speedster Convertible 2009 Classic Car Auction of Toronto Spring$26,000  
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster 2002 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction$50,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Porsche 3561948 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Erwin Komenda
Chassis Num: 356-001
Chassis information for the Porsche 356/2 Gmund1949 Coupe
Chassis Num: 356/050
Chassis information for the Porsche 356/2 Gmund1949 Coupe
Chassis Num: 356/2-040
Chassis information for the Porsche 356/2 Gmund1949 Coupe
Chassis Num: 356/2-045
Engine Num: 43
Chassis information for the Porsche 356/2 Gmund1949 Coupe
Chassis Num: 356/2-045
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561950 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis Num: 5358
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561951 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Sauter
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561951 Coupe
Chassis Num: 11167
Chassis information for the Porsche Type 540 American Roadster1952 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Glaser
Chassis information for the Porsche Type 540 American Roadster1952 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Glaser
Chassis information for the Porsche Type 540 American Roadster1952 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Glaser
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561952 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis Num: 11742
Engine Num: KD/P-32098
Chassis information for the Porsche Type 540 American Roadster1952 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Glaser
Chassis Num: 12336
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561952 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 12371
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561952 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 15040
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561952 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis Num: 50166 or 101684
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561953 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 12371
Engine Num: P40511
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561953 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 15040
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561953 Coupe
Chassis Num: 50064
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561953 Coupe
Chassis Num: 50161
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561953 S Coupe
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis Num: 50685
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561953 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 60266
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561954 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561954 Coupe 2+2
Chassis Num: 51094
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561954 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis Num: 52668
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561954 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 60568
Engine Num: 33108
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561954 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis Num: 80032
Engine Num: 33688
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 54126
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561955 Continental Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis Num: 60719
Engine Num: 34059
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561955 Continental Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis Num: 60771
Engine Num: P*35786
Chassis information for the Porsche 356 Devin Special1955 Speedster
Chassis Num: 80356
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561955 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 80736
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561955 America Roadster
Chassis Num: 80741
Engine Num: P-84239
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561955 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 80879
Engine Num: 60493
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561955 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 81009
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 82985
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 83319
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 83536
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 84040
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 84297
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Coupe
Chassis Num: 102429
Engine Num: 81727
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Coupe
Chassis Num: 103428
Engine Num: 69468
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Coupe
Chassis Num: 103889
Engine Num: 1280268
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 150752
Engine Num: 70412
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Coupe
Chassis Num: 193428
Engine Num: 69468
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 83870
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 83895
Engine Num: 744333
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Coupe
Chassis Num: 83930
Engine Num: 81280
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 83932
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 84100
Engine Num: 67644
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 84415
Engine Num: 68323
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 84537
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 84590
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 84708
Engine Num: 69186
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 85724
Engine Num: 82926
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Coupe
Chassis Num: 110858
Engine Num: 95072
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 152862
Engine Num: 800204
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Drauz
Chassis Num: 87 288
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Drauz
Chassis Num: 87214
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Drauz
Chassis Num: 87383
Engine Num: 800105
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Drauz
Chassis Num: 87432
Engine Num: 601610
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Drauz
Chassis Num: 87746
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 87779
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Coupe
Chassis Num: 87960
Engine Num: 4093259
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Drauz
Chassis Num: 88121
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Drauz
Chassis Num: 88221
Engine Num: 603331
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Drauz
Chassis Num: 88348
Engine Num: 87182
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Drauz
Chassis Num: 88658
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1961 Coupe
Chassis Num: 112930
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1961 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 154048
Engine Num: 87401
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1961 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 154790
Engine Num: 604735
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1961 Coupe
Chassis Num: 200701
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1961 Roadster
Chassis Num: 87214
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1961 Roadster
Chassis Num: 88579
Engine Num: 801468
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1962 Coupe
Chassis Num: 120613
Engine Num: 97203
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1962 Coupe
Chassis Num: 120995
Engine Num: 97062
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1962 Coupe
Chassis Num: 121716
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1962 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 155816
Engine Num: 700659
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1962 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 156083
Engine Num: 700964
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1962 Coupe
Chassis Num: 211519

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