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For car enthusiasts, barn finds are always exciting. Sometime, though, they can seem unbelievable. And that’s the case with this classic 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster, which was recently found wasting away just outside of Chicago, where it has lived for the past 40 years.
This particular model was owned by one John Casper, who purchased it back in 1957. One of 1 171 examples produced, Casper used up until 1975, when he placed it into storage. After his death in 2012, ownership was transferred to a friend.
And now the little speedster is being auctioned, as is. Apart from the dust, the 356 Speedster still boasts all of its original parts. This includes the Aquamarine Blue Metallic paint job, Beige Leatherette upholstery and the 1,6-litre petrol engine.
The 356 Speedster will be put up for auction in November at the Hilton Head Auctions America event in South Carolina. It is expected to fetch between $200 000 and $250 000 (R2 732 000 and R3 415 000).