First post; just joined. I am considering shopping for a Speedster replica, and am daunted by the physical distance between NYC Metro and "the land of speedsters." Have never even ridden in a replicar of any kind, but I maybe do otherwise fit the profile: Have owned a 68 beetle cabrio, a 4speed Corvair, a 914, a 77 Targa, and my wrenching claim to fame was putting a 3.0 liter Porsche six in a 81 Vanagon (myself, not a shop.)
I'm hoping to make a connection with others on the East Coast, for insights on how best to shop on this coast for a good used Speedster (or how to solve the distance problem e.g. who to trust to look at a candidate car and report.)
A sample question: What do those in the know think about the dealer and/or the car in ebay item https://www.ebay.com/itm/1966-...eedster/114409160893 , with its tail up in the air like that.
Thanks, and looking forward to all the benefits of this forum.
I agree with @Jack Crosby that the car on eBay likely comes from Vintage Speedsters, as the engine bay looks right out of their catalog. Interior appointments suggest a few upgrades. Price seems a bit high, not to say that you couldn't negotiate, but factor in shipping enclosed to your home. State Farm actually ensures my Speedster, also from Vintage Speedsters, and I recall having a choice between covering low mileage or really low mileage use. Hagerty would be a great choice if you don't want to worry about driving your car, but if you do a lot of business with your insurance company, give them a shot at covering you. Best of luck.