1956 Porsche 356 A 1600 'Super’ Speedster

Pebble Beach week is coming up, and RM Sotheby's will once again host an auction there. It will run from August 18 to August 20. Ahead of the auction, RM Sotheby's brought some of the cars from a Detroit-area collection that will be offered for the press to check out. They included a 1927 Miller race car, a 1929 Auburn 8-90 Speedster, 1956 Porsche 356 A, 1964 Porsche 356 C and a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona. Expected sale prices for these vehicles range between $90,000 at the low end for the 1956 Porsche, to as high as $850,000 for the Miller race car.

Video Transcript

- This is a 1956 Porsche 356 A. This is, as you can see, the speedster body style, which is distinct for its cut down roofline and also just two seats. This is a Super version because it has the high output, 1.6 liter, pushrod engine as opposed to a lower output one or an overhead cam engine.

This one has been repainted. It's now black over red. It was originally kind of a bluish color.

But it looks lovely. It's got a manual transmission. It's got speedster seats that were added later. And should be plenty of fun. It's one of the early 356 models and looks lovely.