The Porsche 356 is a timeless classic. Small, lithe, and captivating, this was the first of Porsche’s sports cars to hit the market and it lasted until 1965 when it was replaced by the 911. It may have been saddled with a four-cylinder engine derived from Volkswagen, and it may have somewhat resembled a VW Beetle, but it was far from a VW Beetle in any way. The Speedster is the most desirable, and this 1957 was the second to last year of production for the lightweight, dry-weather model so loved by contemporary racers, and today’s collectors.
This particular Speedster carries gorgeous blue paint and a blue-chip racing history. This one is a Lake Underwood Speedster–and carries race wins at Watkins Glen, Bridgehampton, and Mid-Ohio, to name just a few. This is a fantastic car–and it’s still owned by the man who raced it, who brought to Greenwich this year. This is a fantastic little Speedster–and it looked fantastic parked amongst its competition. Enjoy the photos.
-Albert S. Davis