I am at the crossroad of either purchasing a Speedster or Replica 356 Coupe. The things I am considering are the overall function of the car in my SoCal environment. Pretty warm here with at an average of 5 months of hot temps. Minimal rain. I look at the Coupe (With a/c) as an all-weather car and the Speedster as a fair weather ride. The most important parameter is driving enjoyment. A convertible is different for me and as my teenage son stated "Buy the Speedster, it is a different experience rather than driving around in the same old sedans". Definitely feel more confined in the coupe, but I really enjoy looking at it! The last and maybe least important is the value of each vehicle, which only comes into play when the kids are splitting up my humble estate. I feel like the Speedsters will hit their plateau but with the low production of the coupes and rising collector pricing, these will climb more rapidly in value.
What I am looking for is some input of owners and their experiences that may get me off the fence, so to speak. The decision is mine, just want to hear your stories. I have been watching videos and interviews but I am still split. One video in particular with Jeff Zwart sliding his 53' around in the snow, grinning from ear to ear has my attention. That is where I want to be, just deciding which car will get me there. Opinions welcome!
Thanks for any Feedback,