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Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

When we came across this 2008 Beck Speedster listed on Craigslist in Marmora, New Jersey where the current caretaker is asking  $38,500 for, it begs the question:  does a kit car give you the same experience as the original?

Whether you call it a “Recreation”, “Kit Car”, or “Replicate” car, while it looks and somewhat sounds like a mid-fifties Porsche 356 Speedster, the VW engine, fiberglass body, and different chassis likely don’t provide the same experience as a Concours quality original example would.  However, with the average #3 “Good” price (source:  Hagerty Insurance)  hovering around $250,000 these days, a similar experience at ten percent of the cost of a real one makes a compelling argument.  The downside is that without a Porsche serial number, this car will not gain you admission to any Porsche Club.

So what are your thoughts about this Beck Speedster versus a real Speedster?  Comment below and let us know!


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