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1956 Porsche 356A Roadster

  • Chassis Number: 82431
This Porsche 356 A 1600 Super Speedster by Reutter was purchased in late July 1956 from Anderson Volkswagen-Porsche of San Jose, California, and initially registered it as 'BVR 165.' Over the winter of 1956, it was modified for racing with informal sponsorship of the originating dealer. Becoming known as 'The Monterey Speedster,' it was a regular podium finisher in the F-Production class across the SCCA's San Francisco Region at tracks including Laguna Seca, Cotati, Vaca Valley, Candlestick Park, and Tracy Airport. Drivers during this time included Hewitt (its original owner) and Bob Herda of Portola Valley. The Porsche remained a regular and competitive contender within Central California's club racing scene until May 1966.

The car entered storage where it would reside for three decades, emerging in 1988 and given a sympathetic mechanical restoration executed by Norbert Nieslony. Since that time, less than 1,000 miles have been added to the odometer. And since 2014, nearly $23,000 has been spent on its mechanical upkeep.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2024

2023 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $275,000-USD $325,000 
Sale Price :
USD $313,000

1956 Porsche 356A Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Porsche 356A

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 PORSCHE 356 A SUPER SPEEDSTER
Chassis#: 82114
Sold for USD$346,000
  2024 Gooding & Co: Selections From The Mullin Collection Auction
 
1956 Porsche 356 'Pre-A' 1600 Speedster
Chassis#: 81154
Sold for USD$395,500
  2024 Broad Arrow Auctions : Amelia
 
1956 Porsche 356A 1500 GS Carrera Speedster
Chassis#: 82190
Sold for USD$935,000
  2023 Mecum : 2023 Monterey
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1956 Porsche 356 A 1600 Super Speedster by Reutter
Chassis#: 82431
Sold for USD$313,000
  2023 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1956 Porsche 356A image  1956 Porsche 356A image  
1956 Porsche 356A Speedster
Chassis#: 82813
Sold for USD$335,500
  2023 Mecum : 2023 Monterey
 
1956 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500 Super Speedster
Chassis#: 80903
Sold for USD$362,500
  2023 Bonhams : Scottsdale Auction
 
1956 Porsche 356 A 1600 Super Speedster by Reutter
Chassis#: 82106
Sold for USD$335,000
  2023 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1956 Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster by Reutter
Chassis#: 82741
Sold for USD$357,500
  2022 RM Sothebys : Gene Ponder Collection
 
1956 PORSCHE 356 A SPEEDSTER
Chassis#: 81120
Sold for USD$522,000
  2022 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
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1956 PORSCHE 356 A 'EUROPEAN' CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 61064
Sold for USD$434,000
  2022 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
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1956 Porsche 356 A 1600 Super Speedster by Reutter
Chassis#: 82106
Sold for USD$307,500
  2022 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1956 Porsche 356 A 1600 Cabriolet 'Project'
Chassis#: 61428
Sold for USD$155,662
  2022 RM Sothebys : Monaco Grimaldi Forum
 
1956 PORSCHE 356 A SPEEDSTER
Chassis#: 82181
Sold for USD$379,000
  2022 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island Auction
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1956 PORSCHE 356 A SUPER COUPE
Chassis#: 57011
Sold for USD$67,200
  2022 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island Auction
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1956 Porsche 356 A 1600 Cabriolet by Reutter
Chassis#: 61461
Sold for USD$236,500
  2021 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1956 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1500 GS Coupe by Reutter
Chassis#: 57998
Sold for USD$472,500
  2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1956 PORSCHE 356A 1600S T1 SPEEDSTER
Chassis#: 82835
Sold for USD$367,816
  2020 Bonhams : The Bonmont Sale
 
1956 Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster by Reutter
Chassis#: 82071
Sold for USD$291,500
  2020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey
 
1956 PORSCHE 356A OUTLAW COUPE
Chassis#: 56306
Sold for USD$142,800
  2020 Bonhams : Quail Motorcar Auction
 
1956 Porsche 356 A 1600 Coupé by Reutter
Chassis#: 56964
Sold for USD$103,861
  2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
 

Porsche 356As That Failed To Sell At Auction

1956 Porsche 356A's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1500 GS Speedster by Reutter821892024 RM Sothebys : Cliveden House $750,000$950,000
1956 Porsche 356 A cabriolet 1600613502023 Artcurial : Le Mans Classic $190,000$230,000
1956 Porsche 356 A Coupe Outlaw565152022 Broad Arrow Auctions : West Palm Beach $125,000$150,000
1956 Porsche 356 A 1600S T1 Speedster820782021 Silverstone Auctions : The Classic Sale at Silverstone   
1956 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster Coachwork by Reutter826392019 Bonhams : Amelia Island $350,000$450,000
1956 Porsche 356A Carrera GS/GT Coupé567782019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $420,000$560,000
1956 Porsche 356 A Speedster821172019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona $450,000$550,000
1956 Porsche 356A 1500 Carrera GS Coupe561182018 Bonhams : Scottsdale $750,000$900,000
1956 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS Carrera Custom560832016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $550,000$750,000
1956 PORSCHE 356A SPEEDSTER826422016 Bonhams Goodwood Members' Meeting $340,000$400,000
1956 Porsche 356A Speedster820112015 Rick Cole Monterey $275,000$295,000
1956 Porsche 356 Speedster820112014 Rick Cole Auctions : Monterey$303,600$225,000$295,000
1956 Porsche 356A Speedster828562013 Coys Techno Classica $150,000$170,000
1956 Porsche 356A Super Speedster 1600S Engine, Nut and Bolt Restoration 2013 Mecum Houston, Tx$220,000  
1956 Porsche 356 Speedster Re-Creation 2011 Barrett JacksonLas Vegas   
1956 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster827302011 Bonhams Les Grandes Marques à Monaco $135,000$155,000
1956 Porsche 356A Speedster825602010 FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE, EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTORS' MOTORCARS AND AUTOMOBILIA $160,000$180,000
1956 Porsche 356A Speedster 2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction$112,000  
1956 Porsche 356A Speedster 2010 Branson Auctions Spring 2010$24,000  
1956 Porsche 356A 2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island$115,000$140,000$160,000

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