1958 Porsche 356 Emory Special Speedster is for sale

1958 Porsche 356 Emory Special Speedster is for sale

At a time when electric cars are so common on the streets, it’s nice to see old cars, especially collectible ones. Such is the case with this example of Porsche’s first production car, the 1958 Porsche 356 Emory Special Speedster that is up for auction.

This Porsche 356 Emory Special Speedster is powered by a 2.6-liter “Outlaw-4” flat-four (by Jeff Gamroth of Rothsport Racing) with 260 horsepower. The engine is equipped with a sand-cast aluminum case, 6061 billet camshaft housings, Elgin billet camshafts, crankshaft stroke, Rothsport fuel injection with individual throttle bodies, MoTec-managed twin coil-on-plug ignition, and full-flow dry-sump lubrication system with coolers and a remote filter, a Fuelab fuel pressure regulator and gauge, and fiberglass shrouding. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a Type 901 five-speed manual transmission. It sits on 16” billet aluminum wheels wrapped in 205/55 Michelin Pilot Sport All-Season tires.

The car was produced in 1958 as a coupe, but was converted to a Speedster more than a decade ago. Three years ago, a two-year rebuild and conversion into the Emory Special began, which included a re-contoured 550 Spyder-inspired nose with a vented oil-cooler grille, flipped decklids, Pre-A-style roll panels and raised wheel arches. It is equipped with raked headlights, a through-hood competition-style fuel filler, “Special” badging, raked beehive taillights, black canvas soft top, custom suspension, PEP adjustable shock absorbers, front and rear sway bars, and a Spyder-style shine- down license plate lamp.

Inside, the fixed-back seats are upholstered in Hydes cognac leather with basket-weave inserts, and leather also covers the door panels and dash. Oatmeal carpets cover the floors, rear shelf, and seatbacks. In front of the driver is a Derrington-style steering wheel and a five-digit odometer showing 694 miles. Additional equipment includes black rubber floor mats, latch-and-link lap belts, an Emory-branded wooden shift knob, door pockets, Classic Retrofit electric air conditioning, and a hidden Bluetooth sound system.

The auction ends on February 9 and the highest bid at the time of writing is $502,000 USD.

Source: Bring a Trailer