This one of a kind 1957 Porsche CMC (Wide Body) has a 2.7L turbo power-plant from a Chevy Corvair. According to the owner, this engine generates roughly 180 HP. While most 1957 Speedster Replica’s have engines from Audis or VW’s, Corvair engines are not often used as a transplant. The car is in perfect working order and comes with a clean CA title as a 0000 SPCN built in 1993. Since it is registered under SB100, it does not require a smog check for registration.
This car was purchased from Rancho Santa Fe motors with a VW engine, but the owner did not feel it was enough power. He decided to replace it with the Corvair engine to give it a major boost in acceleration and overall speed. Previous owner spent over $10k at Eurotech Motors in Campbell, CA completing the engine swap. All documentation for the work comes with the car. In addition to the engine swap, the car has a 4-speed VW transmission and a Quaife differential. It currently sits on Motegi Racing performance wheels with Wilwood disc brakes and Michelin Sport Pilot tires.
This car comes equipped with fog lights, LED headlights, hood straps, electronic choke and RF horn. In addition, the steering wheel has a quick disconnect function. The car also has a convertible top and side curtain windows for whatever driving conditions present.
The interior is Raven Black in suede (doors, dash, door panels, shift and brake boot), as well as carbon fiber trim for the dash panel. All upholstery was made custom for this vehicle. The seats are replicas of Porsche GT3 seats, trimmed in alcantera and carbon fiber. The gauges are made by Classic Instruments, and are in the Aviation theme. All gauges and lights work as they should.
The engine utilizes a single barrel stock turbo carburetor from the original 2.7 Corvair engine. Comes with a Supertrap exhaust for high performance and a nice exhaust note. It has an exterior oil cooler that runs to the front of the car. This allows it to drive in warm conditions with no fear of overheating. Also comes with a new battery.
Overall, a very clean example of an early Speedster Replica. Car comes with a custom Sony Stereo with handsfree bluetooth and music streaming for an overall enjoyable ride. Owner reports that car receives looks no matter where it goes. All relevant documentation and information is available for this one of a kind 1957 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER REPLICA.
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