Not A Loser, Baby: 1957 Beck Porsche 356 Speedster Replica

Way back in 1986 a guy by the name of Chuck Beck partnered with Kevin Hines at Special Edition Inc out of  Bremen, IN to build a high quality 356 replica.  The rear engined 356 Speedster and mid engined 550 Spyder have been continuously rolling out of a small workshop for owners to finish assembly and drive around looking like a million bucks, but only costing about $30k. Find this 1957 Beck Porsche 356 Speedster Replica here on eBay bidding for $20,000 reserve-not-met with 2 days to go, located in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.  Tip from FK.

Although the seller describes the car’s exterior as “merlot” — I personally think you’ll need to like purple to appreciate the car, but as they always say — there is a seat for every ride, a ride for every seat, and a box for every homeless man…or something. 

Under the rear hatch is the oddest looking Volkswagen flat-4 I’ve ever laid eyes upon…wait a minute…hot dog, this baby is electric!!  According to the seller you can reach speeds of 90 miles per hour and get a 70 to 120 mile range depending on vehicle speed and ham fistedness of the driver.  I’d probably get 40 miles. 

 See a better way to start your purple car collection?