1955 Porsche 356

"ZZ Top's Taco Wagon"

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$29,900

Year
1955
Make
Porsche
Model
356
Stock
B2300 R
Vin
WA8861407099
Odometer Reading
6,938
Engine Size
1776 4cyl
Transmission Type
Manual
Body Color
Black
Interior Color
Black
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Grand Rapids

One of the most desired Porsche models today is the Speedster. It was a joint venture between Porsche and sole American importer Max Hoffman. He thought that the market here in the U.S. needed a cheaper version of the 356. Porsche agreed and built stripped down versions of the cabriolet, offering just a soft top with no side windows amongst other changes.
Today, this car is widely copied and has brought an onslaught of companies trying to make the perfect copy for a fraction of the cost.

The widebody Speedster offered here was built at D&D Specialty Cars in Van Buren, Arkansas for Billy Gibbons, of the band “ZZ Top.” 90 percent of the car was completed by D&D Specialty cars and then shipped to Jack Chisenhall, owner of Vintage Air in San Antonio and finished up. There were two cars built, the second one was meant for Frank Beard, drummer for “ZZ Top.” The project took longer than Beard wanted, leaving Billy Gibbons with “Taco Wagons,” Gibbons decided to sell one and keep one. These cars were intended to be used for running around town in.

Highlights include 15 inch half-moon steel wheels with BF Goodrich tires, Dual Webber carburetors, dual exhaust, roll bar, front disc brakes, JVC&DRVA speakers, real Porsche gauges, air conditioning, JVC equalizer and AMFM/Cassette. While there are many of these cars out there, this one certainly stands tall above many.

This vehicle is located at our Grand Rapids facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1955
Make
Porsche
Model
356
Hobby Segment
Antique
Odometer Reading
6,938
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Body Color
Black
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
1776 4cyl
Transmission Type
Manual

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