FOR SALE: 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster James Dean Tribute
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The turn-key 356 Speedster re-creations offered by Park Place LTD are among the finest available, built and finished to mimic an original 356 -- minus the six-figure price tag. This is one of the newest Speedsters to arrive at Park Place LTD, and it is built and equipped to pay tribute James Dean and the 356 Speedster he raced-- including to two overall class victories-- in 1955.The car is finished in vintage Porsche R603 White over Black and has been dressed to mimic Dean\'s 23F Speedster. The car also rolls on white painted 5-lug racing wheels and is powered by a dual-carbureted 1600cc air-cooled flat-four engine, akin to the 23F Speedster. Performance features include a four-speed manual transmission, Handling Package with upgraded sway bars, front disc brakes and Pirelli tires.Inside the cockpit, this Speedster showcases a full leather interior with black & white Coco floor mats, contrasting white piping, an ivory banjo steering wheel, racing lap belts, a chrome fire extinguisher and correct under-dash e-brake placement. Further features include trunk carpeting, authentic badging, head lamp grilles, bee hive tail lamps with LED bulbs, rear reflectors and bumper guards. All of our Speedster re-creations feature a reinforced fiberglass body, safety glass windows, soft top, full lighting and a VW chassis.This 356 Speedster is a wonderful opportunity to honor the memory and life of a Hollywood legend and racing icon that was tragically ended too soon. Call 425.562.1000 or stop by our Bellevue showroom for more information.