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356 pre a coupe body - requires speedster clinic chassis

356 Pre A Coupe Body - Requires Speedster Clinic chassis

£7,450

Many Porsche 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.

£7,450 RHD


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Many Porsche 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 Porsche 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 Europe.

All Speedster Clinic Speedster GRP body shells are supplied in grey gel coat to fit shortened VW chassis or our own Speedster Clinic Chassis.

The kit contains:

  • Speedster Clinic GRP body shell supplied in grey gel coat to fit shortened VW chassis.
  • CAD designed laser cut sub chassis with one-piece bulkhead and rear body mount – speedster clinic super heating, powder-coated black. Bonded into the body.
  • Front bonnet including hinges – Pre-fitted and hung.
  • Rear engine lid including hinges – Pre-fitted and hung.
  • One-piece Doors including hinges – Pre-fitted and hung.
  • Pre-fitted front luggage area.
  • Headlight bowls fitted
  • Rear luggage compartment bonded in.
  • Flow coated under side of body.
  • 1-piece engine bay kit fitted and bonded into the body
  • Pair of plain bumpers
  • Bolt in Pre-A Dashboard
  • Beetle modified fuel tank

The coupe deluxe kit has our own Speedster Clinic Chassis powder-coated black and bonded into the body.

The deluxe kit also comes with the one-piece doors pre-fitted/hung along with the front luggage area. Headlight bowls and battery tray are also fitted. The rear luggage compartment is bonded in. Flow coated under side of body. 3-piece engine bay kit.

Why use the Speedster Clinic Chassis?
For many years’ speedster/coupe recreations have been based on a traditional shortened VW chassis. This popular method uses beetle floors with a bolt on sub frame to fit the body.

Speedster Clinic Chassis is different!

We start with a beetle donor floor pan, remove the standard floors and replace the frame-head with a tubular adjustable frame head. 

We then add all new floor sections, outer sub chassis and fixed one-piece CAD designed bulkhead, this is then welded into an all new box section outer chassis added to this are laser cut CNC bent sill sections that make for a super stiff chassis. Our completed chassis includes, seat belt mounts, Speedster Clinic super heating ducting for foot well and windscreen, and integral seat mounts. 

There are many advantages to the Speedster Clinic chassis, this is down to the design and construction, our super stiff chassis maximizes space this then caters for the tallest drivers in complete comfort. 

With the short wheelbase of a speedster/coupe (300mm shorter than standard Beetle) We build integral seat base mounts that are moved back and more centrally mounted compared to those on a traditional shortened VW chassis, this, combined with our all new floors and outer sills make for much stiffer chassis. Our increased cabin size and safer stronger chassis make for a more enhanced driving experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes we stock all door seals for all bodies.
These are only available for Speedsters
No but we are working on a new range of panels as part of our interior packages.
Yes it is pre hung, except our kit builder kits. 
No we dont sorry.
Our body as based on a 57 for both the Speedster and the Coupe. The Pre-A is based on a 55, however all original speedsters were very similar, you can fit early or late rear lights and an up or down lighter number plate lamp.
You use beetle modified tanks - supplied with all kits
Yes we sell both full roll cages as well as roll over hoops.
We sell a speedster one but currently looking at producing a miror for coupes
Headlight bowls come fitted as part of all kits (excludes Pre-A kits).
No but this can be added as an optional extra.
No we dont sorry.
Yes this is pre hung, except our kit builder kits.
Yes, except our kit builder kits.
We have worked very hard to create the best mold possible ensuring all speedster clinic bodies need minimal body prep.
Yes we sell the style for Chrome inserts.
All our body panels are made oversized, allowing for trimming to create perfect panel gaps.
No but this can be added as an optional extra.

We are currently working on sets for all our bodies.
No but this can be added as an optional extra.
No as these were not fitted as standard as it should be a rubber stop bush.
Yes please contact us
Both the sub frame and chassis otpions have the ability to run 3 point seat belts. Please note customers with the bolt on subframe kit will need to relocate the tunnel mount on there chassis
We are currently working on a new range of exhausts
No but this can be added as an optional extra.
Yes this is pre hung, except our kit builder kits.
No but this can be added as an optional extra.
Most beetle ones for 70s cars
Nope but we sell these separate. Along with an engine lid cable.
We use a replica of the original speedster gauges in black and green with an electronic tacho.
No but this can be added as an optional extra.
There is no need for an engine lid seal but we do sell bonnet seals.
Yes as the bodies all come with the doors already hung, except our kit builder kits.
No but this can be added as an optional extra.
We use Mini ones as we have a linkage all setup to match 
We are currently working on a new range of shifters to be made available
Pop out side windows can be archieved with our glass and seals or if you fit an original 356 side window frame.
No but this can be added as an optional extra.
No as there is no need for one.
All the same bumpers and comes in all kits
Yes our doors have channels for windows - we fit electric windows to all our turn key cars
We are currently working on a new range

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