75 horses

Number of Seats

2 places


Manual Gearbox


On June 8, 1948, the first automobile bearing the Porsche name received its homologation: it was the Porsche 356/1 Roadster manufactured in Gmünd (Carinthia, Austria).

The “Gmünd Roadster” was powered by a 1.1-liter, air-cooled, flat-four Volkswagen engine. The power of this engine had been increased to 35 hp for the 356. Thus, the roadster, with a weight of only 585 kilograms, reached speeds of up to 135 km/h.

The first 356s (also called “Pre-A”) are easily identifiable by their split windshield with a central bar. This was replaced from the 1952 model year onwards by a single-piece windshield with a fold in the middle.

All generations of the 356 were also available in an “open” version (Cabriolet, Speedster, or Roadster).


  • Bumpers separate from the body with guards
  • Single-piece curved windshield with rounded upper corners
  • Fixed windows in the doors
  • Long luggage compartment lid handle with Porsche crest
  • Round tail lights
  • Round, flat front indicators integrated into the horn grilles
  • Round rear indicators, next to the tail lights
  • Stop light integrated into the tail light
  • License plate light in a chrome housing above the plate
  • Unlined fabric top with a flexible plastic rear window
  • Chrome strips at the door handles
  • “Speedster” insignia on the front fenders


Since its release in 1986, Top Gun has become a classic of action cinema and a cult romance of the 1980s.

In the original film, Charlie (played at the time by actress Kelly McGillis) drove a 1958 black Porsche 356 Speedster. Relive the two scenes from the first installment in which the 356 Speedster makes its appearance:

With Classic Drivers, you have the choice between two colors for the Porsche 356 Speedster : Black or Red. It is one of the jewels of our fleet of vintage cars for rent. It is the undisputed reference for those seeking an exclusive driving experience.

The Porsche 356 Speedster is undoubtedly one of the most iconic cars in automotive history. Manufactured in the 1950s by the famous German manufacturer Ferdinand Porsche, this marvel has won the hearts of classic car enthusiasts around the world thanks to its elegant design, legendary performance for its time, and rich historical heritage.

The elegant design of the Porsche 356 Speedster is timeless and sleek. Its streamlined body with generous curves, low silhouette, and short windshield give it an unmatched aesthetic. The Porsche 356 Speedster stands out for its minimalism and sporty look that has stood the test of time.

Under its hood, the Porsche 356 Speedster harbors an air-cooled flat-four engine that delivers a magnificent power-to-weight ratio. This car is synonymous with dynamic performances and precise handling. It is designed to offer an exceptional driving experience, whether you wish to venture on the winding roads by the sea, the heights of the French Riviera, or prefer a more leisurely drive along the Promenade des Anglais.

The interior of the Porsche 356 Speedster is just as impressive as its exterior. The cabin is minimalist, but every detail is designed to offer an immersive driving experience. The bucket seats provide excellent lateral support, and the wooden steering wheel adds a classic touch to the ensemble. You will feel instantly connected to the road when you are behind the wheel of this marvel.

We offer the Porsche 356 Speedster in two classic colors: black and red. The black gives this car an elegant and timeless look, while the red adds a bolder and more sportive touch. You have the choice to match your style and the special occasion you’re planning.

By choosing to rent the Porsche 356 Speedster from Classic Drivers, you will enjoy an exceptional driving experience. All our vintage cars are meticulously maintained to ensure their optimal performance and reliability. You will have the rare opportunity to drive a Porsche 356 Speedster in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the French Riviera.

Whether you wish to explore the French Riviera, make an elegant statement at a special event, or simply relive the nostalgia of years gone by, renting the Porsche 356 Speedster is an unforgettable experience.

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To book your Porsche 356 Speedster at Classic Drivers, contact us today. Our dedicated team will be pleased to help you plan your perfect driving adventure on the French Riviera. Don’t miss the opportunity to live the legend by renting this iconic Porsche at Classic Drivers. Book now and prepare yourself for an extraordinary driving experience.


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