These cars were street cars first and racers second, so a full, black-leather interior is featured along with cream-colored steering wheel and detailed dash (including chrome rings around the gauges and cream-colored knobs — including a choke pull). There’s also a gloss black roll bar behind the driver’s seat. Gorgeous!
Naturally, the model includes a fairly detailed-yet-simple engine under the tiny rear deck lid that includes a fine chrome mesh covering to help the air-cooled engine breath. The car also features what looks like a soft tonneau cover with imprinted snaps, and the Speedster name etched in silver just above the chrome side trim on the front quarter panel.
Wheels are chrome with knock-off spinners, and under the front hood you’ll find a spare tire. Even the sleek long-armed door mirror looks elegant compared to today’s blah utilitarian designs.
The McQueen name gives this particular model a bit more collectibility, but this would be a beautiful 356 Speedster no matter what. Certainly in the 1950s the 356 was a hot commodity among returning WWII vets who had some cash and wanted to race at the local road course or abandoned military airfield. Today the 356’s successor, the 911, continues to be a favored racer among the sports car set. Now you can have your own Porsche.
Product: Steve McQueen Porsche 356 Speedster
Stock No.: 77866
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