Many enthusiasts regard the early Pre-A 356 Coupes as the
among the most desirable of the range.
With original Pre-A cars trading at £200k + Speedster Clinic have
finally been able to respond to customers requests for Pre- A kits.
Built to the specification of a 1955 car, the Speedster Clinic offering
accurately reflects every detail of Pre-A specification with specially sourced
components and carefully crafted body shell.
Their appeal is difficult to fathom. After all, the later cars with
their more sophisticated detailing, large screens and arguably better
proportions can perhaps lay claim to an elegance that the Pre A cars lack. Yet
the charm and simplicity of the Pre -A is perhaps more truly reflective of the
essence of the concept. The pre-A still shows the traces of the
transformation of simple VW mechanical components, in times of constraint and
austerity, into the sophisticated GT that the 356 was to become.
As with all Speedster Clinic products robust construction and ease of assembly
are essential features of the new kits. Pre A replicas are not currently being
offered anywhere else in the UK, or indeed anywhere else in Europe, so
Speedster Clinic look forward to strong demand from enthusiasts all across
All Speedster Clinic Pre-a GRP body shells are supplied in grey gel coat
to fit shortened VW chassis.
The builders kit is just that, designed
for people who want to build the entire car from scratch and have complete
control over their build. The kit contains:
Clinic GRP body shell supplied in grey gel coat to fit shortened VW
bonnet including hinges
engine lid including hinges.
Doors including hinges.
front luggage area.
luggage compartment bonded in.
coated under side of body.
engine bay kit
of plain bumpers
in Pre-A Dashboard
The builders kit comes with a CAD designed laser cut sub chassis
with one-piece bulkhead and rear body mount, powder-coated black. This is made
to fit a shortened VW chassis.