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Terry Smith

Porsche 356 Speedster

Porsche 356 Speedster

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Max Hoffman is a New-York based importer of luxury European cars into the USA during the '50s. We owe him a great deal for sourcing some extremely spectacular cars like Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, BMW 507 and Porsche 356 Speedster.

The public has been enjoying the 356 Speedster since late 1954. Porsche follows Mr Hoffman's advice that a lower cost, Spartan and open-top version of 356 has potential on the American market. Especially in Southern California. What can be better than driving an affordable open-top German sports machine on the Pacific Coast Highway in Southern California?



The car starts its life as a modest version of an established sports machine. Now it is a desirable classic with prices going easily above $150000. Back in the days, 356 costs more than $4000 which is the price of a brand new shiny and big Cadillac. The Speedster comes with a lowered windscreen, bucket seats, optional hardtop. It is an instant hit for just $2995.

Today, the Speedster version with the more powerful Carrera engine is among the most desirable classic Porsche 356s. There are only 140 examples of this car.

At first, Porsche 356 Speedsters have 1500 cc, SOHC, air-cooled flat-four engine breathing through a couple of Solex carburettors delivering 70 hp. A year later, the new 356 A version can brag with a more powerful engine.

Driving an insanely simple and well-engineered German sports car actually can be very inspiring. This Porsche 356 Speedster art print by Terry Smith is an embodiment of the SoCali style and is all about easiness and good mood. Order it now at Simply Petrol marketplace.


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  • Fine art prints

    285 gsm, 100% a-cellulose mould-made

    Fine art prints are made on German Etching Hahnemühle traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper of highest quality.

    The unique surface texture showcase the works of art in all their splendour with impressive three-dimensional effect and depth.

    This paper is designed for FineArt applications.

  • Posters

    180 gsm photo matt

    The high-quality matt photo inkjet paper is particularly suitable for printing photorealistic quality images. The special coating guarantees high resolution and high friction resistance levels.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to ship?

Since our prints are made on-demand, production times can vary. On average, it takes about 2-3 business days for production.

Shipping times depend on your location and the shipping method chosen during checkout.

Standard shipping within EU usually takes 3-7 business days, while air shipping may take longer, up to 10 work days.

What materials are used?

We use high-quality materials to ensure the best possible results.

For fine art prints, we use 285 gsm German Etching Hahnemühle art paper.

Poster prints are typically printed on durable, 180 gsm heavyweight paper with a slight satin finish.

What sizes are available?

Our art prints come in various sizes to accommodate different needs and display options. Common sizes include 20x14 inches, 28x20 inches, 40x28 inches. It's fair to say our prints are on the bigger spectrums of prints offered.

What is your return and refund policy?

Wea 60-day, no questions asked return policy on all print products otherwise noted on the item. Their condition must be the same as received to qualify for an exchange or refund. To start an exchange or return, please email us.

Please refer to our dedicated Return Policy page on our website for more detailed information.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we offer international shipping to many countries worldwide.

However, please note that shipping times and customs procedures may vary.

Can I track my order?

Absolutely! Once your print is shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number. You can use this tracking number to monitor the progress of your shipment and estimate its arrival date.