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DSG4ME 2nd November 2013 08:18

Porsche Boxter/Speedster 356 replica ?
 
Hi there to all.

For over 30 years we have had a countless number of manufacturers building Porsche 356 Speedster replicas around the world. Legendary names such as Apal, Intermeccanica, Chesil just to mame a few. Even Dax (Cobra) had a go in the mid 80,s. With the exeption of PGO who makes a neo-classic Peugeot based version all the rest are VW Beetle based.

But has anyone thought of building a Porsche based speedster replica? I know that using a 911 would be out of the question as these are already considered classics, but what about building a Speedster using a Porsche Boxter ? These cars have already been around for 17 years and cheap examples can be found for under 5000.£ € $

This would be more of a body panel replacement project. Removing wings, bonnet and bumper from the front, and wings, boot lid and bumper from the rear and leaving the rest of the car untouched. Then just replace with Speedster style panels. You could even modify an existing Speedster kit to fit onto the Boxter. Its true that the car wouldn´t be 100% replica, it would be a neo-classic style similar to the PGO Speedster, but it would be a real Porsche. I´m sure that you could have a fullu finished car for under 10000.£ € $

This is just an idea. What do you think?

http://oi44.tinypic.com/1fwqpl.jpg

redratbike 2nd November 2013 13:18

I'd say that would be a winner ..all over the world it would sell

Tribute Automotive 3rd November 2013 17:07

Like it. Just send me the donor car and the Speedster panels.

redratbike 3rd November 2013 22:03

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Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 48240)
Like it. Just send me the donor car and the Speedster panels.

Ha ha ...doctor Frankenstein at your service:evil:

DSG4ME 4th November 2013 09:37

Hi there, its a pity that I don´t have a Boxter doner car or the Speedster panels otherwise I would certainly let the Tribute team have a go at building it. I´m sure they would make a great car.

Who knows, we might have a future model for the Trubute line-up here. Maybe a Tribute Speedster ?


Here is a side view.

http://oi43.tinypic.com/11seekn.jpg

redratbike 4th November 2013 17:33

How cheap is this for a donor

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1997-P-POR...item5af4a0c70d


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1999-PORSC...item4d13737b07

And these are dealers!! There are 2 others on ebay for 3.5k

Then a body

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Pilgri...item1e80b3c2ee


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-35...item27da1ae013

DSG4ME 5th November 2013 07:28

I must say those prices look interesting, as does the price of the Widebody shell. (We are getting into Wheeler Dealer territory here)

There seems to be a lot more Boxter´s for under 4000 than what I thought at first.

redratbike 5th November 2013 11:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by DSG4ME (Post 48285)
I must say those prices look interesting, as does the price of the Widebody shell. (We are getting into Wheeler Dealer territory here)

There seems to be a lot more Boxter´s for under 4000 than what I thought at first.

Looks like this may be more of a reality than rirst thought...just need aomeone with the cash to go for it

Ozzie Dave 6th November 2013 04:12

Funny I was sitting next to one in a jam yesterday just tinking the same thing! Shame about boxter prices here.

DSG4ME 6th November 2013 08:39

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Originally Posted by Ozzie Dave (Post 48311)
Funny I was sitting next to one in a jam yesterday just tinking the same thing! Shame about boxter prices here.

Yeah, I have the same problem. In the UK Boxters, and other doner cars can be found for decent prices, but like me, if you live outside the UK, prices for similar cars are quite a lot more expensive :-(

DSG4ME 29th September 2017 07:15

Well, nearly 4 years since I posted this and finally someone is going to build and sell something nearly identical.

The company is called Starkespeedster un USA. they are planning on building 356 Speedster replicas using Boxters as a base. Prices range from 59k to 149k $. I think a little expensive. The finished cars will be named the Starke 357 Revolution Speedster.

http://www.p9xx.com/wp-content/uploa...3-1038x649.jpg

Mister Towed 29th September 2017 08:09

Nice shape, but it's going to be way too big and waaay too expensive for what is effectively a $5,000 donor in a fibreglass bodykit.

NeilF355 29th September 2017 10:44

Hi
Have you seen this?
http://www.dnaautomotive.com/

oxford1360 29th September 2017 13:30

Following the rumoured action by Ferrari, I can see why they have chosen to go down a completely different route........and produce something that definitely won't annoy another car manufacturer.

DSG4ME 29th September 2017 13:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by NeilF355 (Post 90937)
Hi
Have you seen this?
http://www.dnaautomotive.com/


Looks like an interesting project from DNA, similar to the Starke Speedster.

Shame there´s not much info about it on their webpage apart from a few photos. The price shoudln´t be as high as Starke.

https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images...Speedster..png

molleur 29th September 2017 13:50

The DNA version looks so much better than the Starke.

Mitchelkitman 29th September 2017 14:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by oxford1360 (Post 90938)
Following the rumoured action by Ferrari, I can see why they have chosen to go down a completely different route........and produce something that definitely won't annoy another car manufacturer.

Won't it (annoy) though? I remember a famous case between 2 kit manufacturers where the maker of the 'genuine item' successfully brought an action about copying the profile of the car.

tajaroman 30th September 2017 14:22

Karmann Ghia?
 
I've also dreamt of same... Boxster with a Karmann Ghia body... I love the idea of both-

redratbike 30th September 2017 16:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by tajaroman (Post 90948)
I've also dreamt of same... Boxster with a Karmann Ghia body... I love the idea of both-



https://www.google.co.uk/amp/flatsix...y-boxster/amp/

scimjim 4th October 2017 01:54

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I'd be more interested in this - but not sure if it's a boxer underneath?

molleur 4th October 2017 02:17

Not a chance scimjim!

DSG4ME 4th October 2017 10:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by scimjim (Post 90984)
I'd be more interested in this - but not sure if it's a boxer underneath?

I have seen this one before and it looks very good.
I believe it´s a carbon fibre composite monocoque shell with a 3,4 litre engine.

I am sure someone could make something similar using a VW Beetle chassis as a base.

https://theawesomer.com/photos/2012/..._tribute_3.jpg

Aus Simmo 4th October 2017 11:08

Vintech 550. Carbon chassis and body with a custom 3litre flat 4 aluminium block engine.

It was a prototype to launch a design business so they don’t actually produce it which is a shame. Given the spec it would have to cost well over £100,000 even if you could buy one.

molleur 4th October 2017 14:29

short video on the Vintech 550

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUGauye4Hug

redratbike 4th October 2017 18:01

This guy did one in Thailand

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/vi...c.php?t=654679

He is now based in Hungary and has just finished a 356 on a fiat barchetta and a 60's merc replica on an slk Adam stills is his name on facebook or a+a custom cars

If someone gives him a boxster he will build what you want

vantage1e 10th October 2017 17:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by redratbike (Post 90997)
This guy did one in Thailand

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/vi...c.php?t=654679

He is now based in Hungary and has just finished a 356 on a fiat barcheyta and a 60's merc replica on an slk Adam stills is his name on facebook or a+a custom cars

If someone gives him a boxster he will build what you want

I've seen some of Adam's work and it looks excellent!

redratbike 22nd November 2017 15:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by DSG4ME (Post 90932)
Well, nearly 4 years since I posted this and finally someone is going to build and sell something nearly identical.

The company is called Starkespeedster un USA. they are planning on building 356 Speedster replicas using Boxters as a base. Prices range from 59k to 149k $. I think a little expensive. The finished cars will be named the Starke 357 Revolution Speedster.

http://www.p9xx.com/wp-content/uploa...3-1038x649.jpg

YOU CAN PICK YOUR COLOURS

https://starkespeedster.us16.list-ma...f&e=a0d631367c

Trezetta 22nd November 2017 17:13

Boxterspeedster
 
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Take a look at this episode of Jay Leno's garage. It's for sale but I guess it's a bit pricey ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW6t9U58RVs

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peterux 16th December 2017 21:48

Stärke Revolution Speedster Launch Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYCuPqTJWhk&app=desktop

JG 17th December 2017 12:29

Looks nicely done. A modern interpretation. For me the back end looks quite bland but the front looks good, the windscreen even suits it.

molleur 17th December 2017 12:41

It's about 1/3 larger all around than a 356 Speedster.

lancelot link 17th December 2017 13:42

Although it's a good looking car from a retro perspective ..it's a tad on the large side for me to accurately depict a 356 ...

molleur 17th December 2017 14:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by lancelot link (Post 92452)
Although it's a good looking car from a retro perspective ..it's a tad on the large side for me to accurately depict a 356 ...

Exactly, bit more than a "tad" larger.

molleur 17th December 2017 14:52

And, at the price, one could build around four VW pan based speedsters!


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