8th Sep, 2021 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

 
  Lot 37
 

1973 JPS 356 A Coupe Evocation

Sold for £25,000

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: BRZ 353
Chassis No: 1132038724
MOT: Exempt

  • Powered by a 1776cc VW unit allied to a four-speed manual transmission
  • Fitted with A/C, CD player and disc brakes all round
  • Recently treated to a gearbox overhaul

Porsche’s immortal 356 has spawned numerous evocations over the years and good ones offer a sublime mix of period looks with trusty mechanicals and excellent performance depending on their specification. JPS Motorsports of San Marcos, California, have so far produced over 400 examples of the iconic car in both Speedster and Coupe A form since founder John Steele built his first in 1992. Testament to the design and faith in the company’s products is evidenced by their offering a 12 month / 12,000-mile warranty on factory-built models. Utilising a reconditioned VW chassis clothed in hand laid steel reinforced fibreglass bodywork, their products are built to extremely high standards with very authentic looks. Numerous engine options are offered using both VW and Subaru mechanicals.

This Cream left-hand drive coupe is understood to be powered by a 1776cc VW unit which is described as being “Excellent” with “no oil leaks” allied to a four-speed manual transmission. Riding on 15-inch wheels it benefits from a leather interior with air-conditioning and a CD player. Imported to the UK in 2013, the car has been with the vendor since early 2019 although it was known to him since 2015 and is only being offered for sale due to lack of use having only covered some 80 miles whilst in his ownership and currently displays just 950 miles. Recently treated to a gearbox overhaul for which an invoice is on file ‘BRZ353’ is now said to run “very well” with a “nice smooth” gearchange and have ‘excellent’ interior, bodywork and paintwork. Said to turn heads wherever it goes this convincing looking and unusual coupe evocation is sure to create much interest and is worthy of the closest inspection

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
james.mcwilliam@handh.co.uk
07943 584760

 

Auction: Imperial War Museum Duxford, 8th Sep, 2021

AUCTION VENUE
Imperial War Museum
Duxford
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QR

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