West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely stunning and exceptional example of this southern California owners custom ordered 1957 Porsche 356 1600 Super Replica convertible in 'Ruby Red' exterior paint with Cashmere Sport interior and built by the renown 'JPS Motorsports' of San Marcos, CA!
'57 PORSCHE 356 SUPER 1600 REPLICA
Factory built reproduction not a kit car! Hand-laid, steel reinforced fiberglass body 1776cc hi performance alloy 4-cylinder boxer engine with Dual Down-Draft Carbs 4-speed close ratio, manual transmission 4 wheel Independent suspension Mirror finish Ruby Red paint show waxed and detailed Great looking Cashmere Sport Seat interior with matching, factory correct Coco mats Full array of VDO gauges including 6K RPM Tach and 130 mph speedo Great looking new Nardi 3-spoke wooden steering wheel Optional Ice Cold Air-Conditioning A/C system Upgraded Vintage AM/FM/IPOD Radio Optional New Power Windows Show ready detailed engine compartment Ultra-sharp 4 wheel Disc Brakes Wood 'Nardi' steering wheel Correct 4 lug chrome 356 wheels with new High-speed Radials & correct chrome wheel covers & logos Great sounding Dual Exhaust Show or dive this ultra-cool '57 356 for half the price of the original!
Built by JPS Motorsports INC of San Marcos, California as featured on 'Jay Leno's Garage'
Built from Frame of 1968 VW / Built Top to Bottom
Registered and Title as 1968 for Smog Exempt (VW)
Built and Sold New in California / West Coast Auto
17K Original Miles Since Built
Correct Swing Axle
Correct Front & Rear Bumper Guards
Rear License Plate Badges
Engine Service Just Completed
Custom Built Porsche Body on Later Model Frame / VW
VW Frame on Build as Per Title / Tilted as 68 VW
The Porsche 356 replica originated in the 1970s with the original manufacturers using a shortened VW pan but not adequately reinforcing the body. This meant that these early examples were prone to body flex with improper body fittings and panel line-ups.
Eventually a few of the custom builders engineered a new type of structure beginning sometime in the late 1980's with a custom built jig welded 2x4 inch 11 gauge steel frame with an original VW pan restored, shortened and welded to the new steel skeleton. The rigid new structure retains the original VW pan designed by Dr Ferdinand Porsche and integrates the largest frame possible.
Only these steel frame replica cars will pass the renown Jack Test which the original replicas would fail due to body flex. For over 25 years JPS Motorsports has been building award winning 356 speedsters and coupe replicas with now well over 400 satisfied customers around the world.
The car has a VW air cooled engine and the car has a 1968 VW title which represents the manufactured year of the original donor pan, with most insurance companies including Hagerty Classic Auto Insurance and Allstate and 'Heacock Classic' all covering these replicas, and whose contact information is listed on our Finance page on our website. These cars are smog exempt.
The striking 'Ruby Red' paint is in absolutely beautiful condition and the Camel interior is also in as new condition throughout with no signs of wear. Please note that as you will notice in the photos there is a small tear in the fabric covering the emergency parking brake which will be replaced prior to sale.
This particular model must be seen to be believed and driven to be fully appreciated - the car drives and looks as good as new - the engine is extremely strong and responsive with no oil leaks, the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the temperature always remains cool. Drives virtually like a new car - you could never tell the difference!
You will look long and hard to find a finer example of this well respected JPS Motorsports built 1957 Porsche 356 1600 Super Coupe Replica for the ultimate in daily driving fun and ragtop summer cruising!