An original Porsche 356 Speedster will cost you over $200,000 in good condition. This puts it well out of the reach of most enthusiasts.
Because originals have continued to skyrocket, it has opened a market for replicas to be built. These cars feature a fiberglass body on a chassis from a Volkswagen Type 1 and powered by an air-cooled VW flat-four engine.
To celebrate the anniversary, the Goodwood Festival of Speed honored Porsche as the main central feature. The cars from the automaker were front and center and many historic machines made the legendary hill climb.
I was recently approached by a coworker asking if I knew if a taller person can drive a Porsche 356 comfortably. He is about 6’4” tall and enjoys motorcycles and wants to get into sports cars. He is hoping to purchase a classic 356 coupe.
He mentioned that he wasn’t sure if such a small car would fit him. He knows that I’ve had the chance to drive all of Porsche’s modern sports car lineup and that my daily driver is an early Porsche Boxster. His opinion of the Boxster is that he definitely couldn’t fit into it, but this is all based on the outside appearance and not sitting inside.