Unrestored (but fairly solid looking) mechanically sound original 1957 Speedster- 5 hours to go and it's at $280,000
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@Bob: IM S6 posted:
A car that was crap after five years of use - seventy years ago - is now worth a quarter to a third of a million dollars...no wonder the world is f***ed up.
And I was thinking it was looking alright for 60+ years old! The fact that it's selling for that much- yeah, I'll give you that...
There's a guy here in Massachusetts with one of those: A late '56/early '57 with the Pre-A beehives and a 3-gauge dash. There's also a mix of Pre-a and A stuff throughout as they were finishing up the parts bins. He calls it a Type 540 (says so on his license plate) and as I understand it from him and Rich MacKoul (the guy with the '55 Speedster), Porsche built, like 43 or so of them, making them pretty rare (don't quote me on that number).
Almost as rare as a Pre-A with the hood handle centered, rather than being off 1/4" to the right.
Or you can buy my Ivory with Blue interior replica and save about $250,000! Oh, but mine doesn't have bee hives. Sorry.