It's absolutely magnificent.
It is an undeniable fact that Porsche makes desirable cars: the modern 911 Turbo for instance is immediately recognizable and sought after, but there is an even bigger lust for older Porsches. Cars such as the 912 and wild RUF CTR2 are but a few examples of Porsche cars that have become living legends. One classic Porsche that has held the imaginations of fans for decades is the Porsche 356 Speedster, a car famously piloted by celebrities such as Steve McQueen and Janis Joplin. The 1958 Porsche 356A pictured here is up for sale by Serge Heitz of France and is a beautiful example of restomodding done right.
Some in the classic car community frown upon resto-modded Porsches, but this 356A has been kept as stock as possible with the addition of some tasteful OEM+ updates. The exterior features a GT-style bumper, period-correct magnesium wheels, disc brakes, and uprated stabilizer bars. Smaller touches to the exterior that beautifully round off the car include a central Carrera exhaust, fog lights, blackened air intakes, and a pair of grid lights. The interior also gets a good seeing to with the addition of a gorgeous aluminum wood hub steering wheel and a tan leather interior. The ultra-rare hardtop can also be replaced by a soft-top when the sun is out.
This classic Porsche is sold with not one, but two flat-four engines, each with a different personality. The first has been restored to original spec and will be perfect for cruising around, while the second has been set up for rallies or track days, and should be a little less refined. Serge Heitz says of this creation, "the Speedster is part of the Porsche myth with its elegant and refined line. It's also the lightest of the 356 and fun to use. Equipped in such a way, its sporting character and its aestheticism will bring you only happiness when used or just cuddled in your garage." Serge Heitz has not revealed a price, but these cars regularly go for over $500,000 at auction