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Image ID: 702579
Title: 1956 Porsche 356A 1600S Speedster
Photographer:
Album: Robert Myrick Photography
Categories: Vintage | Sports  | Transportation  
Keywords:

1956, Porsche, 356A, 1600S, Speedster, race, car

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Copyright: Robert Myrick Photography ©
Submitted: Mar 01, 2009 5:10 PM
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Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Filter: Hoya Pro 1 Digital Polarizer
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Royalty-Free License: Full Commercial Use JPEG file format
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4368 x 2912 14.6 x 9.7 (300dpi)    5504.6 110.00
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Photographer's Description

Est. 100bhp, 1,582cc horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with rear swing axles. Wheelbase: 82.7" As the official importer of Porsches into the United States, Max Hoffman told Porsche management that they needed a less expensive, racier version of the 356. With its low, raked windshield (easily removed for weekend racing), lightweight bucket seats and a minimal, folding top with side curtains, it was an instant hit upon its initial release in 1954. The Speedster weighed nearly 200 pounds less than a standard coupe and was commensurately about a second quicker in the 0-60 mph sprint. Exterior appearance was standard 356 from the waist down save the aesthetically pleasing, nearly full-length chrome strips that ran neatly through the door handles. With great affection, the Speedster was often likened to an inverted bathtub. The 1500 engine was standard for the Speedster, but the car was born to race – and with the advent of the 1600 Super, the Speedster was now certainly fast enough to start racking up wins. A mere 645 1600 Super models were produced in 1956, as the $500 premium separated “the men from the boys.” At first sight the car seems much like any other beautifully presented but otherwise quite ordinary Speedster. Look closely, though, and you very soon realise that it’s something a little different. The rare dealer-option Glaspar hardtop is the first striking feature, after which one might notice the equally rare chrome Rudge knock-off wheels (five) and Carrera bumpers. Tasteful details such as the caged headlamp stone guards begin to surface. Standing back allows one to take in the effect of the shimmering Adria Blue paint scheme. The contrasting grey leather interior completes the impressive visual package. Sold at a price of $220,000 Automobiles of Amelia Island RM Auction RobertMyrickPhotography.com

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Anonymous power rater wrote 13 months ago (May 26, 2013 12:16 PM EST)
[Composition: fair, Creativity / Originality: good, Depth of Field / Focus: good, Color or Tonal Range: fair, Noise or Grain: good]
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Anonymous rater wrote 3 years ago (Mar 31, 2011 04:32 AM EST)
very shiniy ...
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Anonymous rater wrote 5 years ago (Jun 03, 2009 10:51 PM EST)
[Composition: good, Creativity / Originality: good, Depth of Field / Focus: perfect, Color or Tonal Range: perfect, Noise or Grain: perfect, Exposure / Lighting: perfect]
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