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1957 Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 GS Speedster Vehicle Profile

1957 Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 GS photograph

1957 Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 GS
The original owner was Martin Epp who raced the car at Watkins Glen, Lime Rock, Bridgehampton, Thompson and other tracks on the East Coast from 1957 until 1967. Mr Epp sold the car to Van P. Thompson of Massachusetts in 1967 who raced the car for the next three years. Starting in 1970 the car was stored indoors for nineteen years. In 1999 the car was purchased by Dr. Richard Buchanan and was under restoration for the next twelve years. The current owner purchased the car from Dr. Buchanan.

The original engine was damaged while racing and sold by Van Thompson in the early 1960s. The current engine is within five numbers of the original and is a correct 547/1 GT engine. The car retains all of its original sheet metal and all body panels have matching numbers.

The car currently has approximately 18,000 original miles.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS Carrera Coupe
Chassis#: 100969
Sold for USD$506,000
  2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island
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1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1500 GS/GT Coupé by Reutter
Chassis#: 58368
Sold for USD$577,941
  2014 RM Auctions : Monaco
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1957 Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 GS's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1500 GS Coupé by Reutter1007072017 RM Sothebys : London $490,000$550,000
1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1500 GS Speedster by Reutter830872014 RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona$1,050,000  
1957 Porsche Speedster Carrera GS/GT Re-creation 2009 Bonhams Bicentennial Pavilion at Hotel Murano $33,000$36,000

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1957 Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 GS

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