WHAT THE K500 MAR­KET IN­DEX SAYS ABOUT THE…

Classic Cars (UK) - - Chasing Cars -

Porsche 356 Speedster

K500’s Si­mon Kid­ston says, ‘Iron­i­cally the “bar­gain base­ment” Speedster, a stripped-down ver­sion in­tended to com­pete with MG and Austin­healey in the lu­cra­tive US mar­ket, is now the 356 model ev­ery­one wants. There are, though, wild vari­a­tions in auc­tion re­sults be­cause of com­plex per­mu­ta­tions of spec and con­di­tion. An un­touched barn­find can sell for more than a pris­tine show car – if in the right spec. Go early – one of the 200 1954 cars – or late, a 1958 T2 with Zenith carbs, ZF steer­ing and a shorter shift. After all, what was good enough for James Dean and Steve Mcqueen…’

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