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Porsche 356 "HotRod"...?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by McKee, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. tb33anda3rd
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    i hope not ..............it cost a fortune.
     
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  2. 1946caddy
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    You got a lot more money than I got for a real numbers matching Speedster. Even in that shape it's got to be worth close to six figures.
     
  3. chinarus
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    Had a speedster, roadster, cabriolet, and a few coupes when they "affordable" but that was a several decades ago.
    Just to put current 356 prices in perspective I have a NOS Oil Gauge for an early Speedster that I would expect to get at least $2 to 5K if ever decide to part with it.
     
  4. tb33anda3rd
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    so how was the performance? enough power? what can be done to improve one?
     
  5. Hyfire
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    Keep going north...
     
  6. chinarus
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    Back then, Porsche's performance solution was the Carrera roller bearing 4 Cam motor option made available for racing enthusiasts:

    This 2014 auction posting has a good write up of a Carrera:
    https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/...a-carrera-1500-gs-speedster-by-reutter/182271

    1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1500 GS Speedster by Reutter
    $1,100,000 - $1,500,000
    RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 2014

    For us ordinary souls in the 80s, a 1750 NPR big bore kit, 3/4 cam, lighter flywheel, and dual Webers was the most affordable route to more horsepower. In the 90s, some "hot rodders" developed big bore 2 litre 914 motors that looked somewhat like the Carrera motors. Racing dune buggy's of that era provided most of the engine technology.

    Membership with the 356 Registry is probably the best source for conventional info.
    just google 356 forum - there are some others

    Found this interesting -a 356 VW powered drag car

    2013 EBI 5 Chimay - Porsche 356 - Little Bomb 1/4 Mile 12.14
     
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