Sleek, lightweight, and an absolutely ton of fun – you’d usually expect to pay a lot more for a 1955 Vintage Speedster Replica, but this one has the look and simplicity you want all for an unbeatable price

This is the kind of car that has the ideal style. It gives you the classic Speedster lines but with extra attitude from the flared fender widebody. And since this body is lightweight fiberglass, it’s made for easy care while also delivering a Porsche-like promise of avoiding bulk. Nerf bars, polished wheels, large exhaust tips, and a true Speedster-style low-cut windshield frame are all part of the brightwork’s aggressive charm. As you look over the whole car, you’re going to see that it’s not perfect. The value price reflects a fun car that you can drive today, and then upgrades and personalize as you see fit. And this one really gives you all the best details from day one. This includes the rarely seen feature of a well-fitting convertible top and proper plexiglass drop-in windows.

The interior is all about a car built around driving. There are two high-back bucket seats that almost resemble classic 911 units. You have some nice upgrades with the Nardi wood-rimmed sports steering wheel, and the shifter is even upgraded to match. And we love how the gauges are a classic VDO set with the tach correctly at the center. This is a car that’s built for fun, so you might even notice a cool detail that the speedometer is in kilometers. After all, open-top motoring always feels faster… and now if your passenger looks over and doesn’t realize the switch, this Speedster will appear extra-speedy, too.

The best part of these Speedster replicas is in the rear. Since these are fully based on the Beetle, you get the VW engine. So today you have a 1600cc unit (the largest offered in the Bug) with a dual carb upgrade, and you just know there are plenty of budget-friendly pieces to maintain and further upgrade this robust powerhouse. The same goes for the suspension, four-speed gearbox, and all the other major mechanical components. It means you have nearly limitless potential in a car that you can upgrade on a Saturday and enjoy all-day Sunday.

Price: Auction

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Location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States