Porsche 356 A Speedster (diecast 1:18, AUTOart)

  • Porsche 356 A Speedster (from 1955)
  • AUTOart
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • white
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging does not exist
  • Not for sale
 
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The Iconic Porsche 356 A Speedster - A Classic of Automotive History

The Porsche 356 A Speedster was first introduced to the world in 1955 and is part of the first generation of 356 models. The Porsche 356 A Speedster was the direct successor to the Porsche 356 Pre-A and was developed to meet the requirements of the American market. The German car designer Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche and the engineer Erwin Komenda played a significant role in the development of this iconic model. During that time, some notable events took place, such as the release of the song "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets and the start of the civil rights movement in the US with the Montgomery bus boycott. These examples help to better understand the historical context and age of the vehicle.

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Technical Details and Special Features of the Porsche 356 A Speedster

The Porsche 356 A Speedster is known for its sleek and aerodynamic shape, conveying both elegance and speed. The car was equipped with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder horizontally opposed engine producing around 60 horsepower. This allowed the Speedster to reach a top speed of about 160 km/h (100 mph). The lightweight construction and low weight significantly contribute to the car's performance. The use of aluminum and other lightweight materials in the bodywork was innovative for its time. The distinctive design, including the lowered windshield and minimalist interior, was created by the renowned bodywork firm Reutter.

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The 1/18 Scale Model of the Porsche 356 A Speedster by AUTOart

The model of the Porsche 356 A Speedster shown here is crafted by AUTOart in a 1/18 scale and is based on Diecast material. This model is part of the collection of Modelly member "Play-X". The accuracy of the replica's details is remarkable, with precise representations of the headlights, front grille, and the impressive body lines. The standout feature is the classic white paintwork adorned with signature racing decals like the number 23 and the red Pegasus logo on the hood and doors. The wheels are white and perfectly complement the overall design of the model.

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Fascination and Detail Accuracy of AUTOart's Model

The attention to detail that AUTOart has put into this 1/18 scale model is evident for collectors and enthusiasts to see. The doors, hood, and trunk can be opened, offering a view of the accurately replicated interior and engine bay of the Porsche 356 A Speedster. The interior is equally meticulously designed, with authentic seats, dashboard, and steering wheel. The steering is functional, and the soft convertible top can be removed to showcase the Speedster in all its glory. This is a model that captures the historical and aesthetic charm of the original while serving as an outstanding collector's piece.


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