1955 Porsche 356 Speedster achieves $198,000 at Morphy in Denver

A 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster achieved $198,000 in Morphy Auctions' October 11 Fall Auto Auction in Denver.

The car was designed as a stripped racing version of the standard 356, featuring bucket seats and a removable windshield.

Porsche 1955 Speedster
The Porsche 356 Speedster was the marque's first sports car

A Porsche 356 1500 Super Cabriolet (built prior to 1955 in smaller numbers) is expected to make up to $307,000 at Artcurial Briest in November.

The sale included a smaller selection of cars than previous sales, allowing the company to focus on quality. CEO Dan Morphy commented prior to the auction: "We've taken a different approach with our Classic Car auctions.

"Rather than conducting large-scale car auctions on a monthly basis, we decided to focus on just the cream of the crop - a smaller number of cars that are fresh to the market and truly qualify as 'special'."

"It's a more personal approach, and we believe both consignors and bidders will respond very positively to this method."

Other high performing lots included a 1963 Porsche 356B T-6, which sold for $121,000.

It dates to the first year of production and displays just 45,000 miles on the clock.

Bonhams' October 31 London to Brighton sale will feature an array of classic cars from the earliest years of motoring.

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