â€¢ 100% iron frame
â€¢ Metal wheels
â€¢ Wheels roll
â€¢ Includes details such as seats, steering wheel, and gas pedal.
â€¢ Exterior details are securely welded on
In late 1955, with numerous small but significant changes, the 356 A was introduced. Its internal factory designation, ""Type 1"", gave rise to its nickname ""T1"" among enthusiasts. In the US 1,200 early 356s had been badged as the ""Continental"" and then a further 156 from autumn 1955 to January 1956 as an even rarer T1 â€œEuropeanâ€? variant after which it reverted to its numerical 356 designation. In early 1957 a second revision of the 356 A was produced, known as Type 2 (or T2). Production of the Speedster peaked at 1,171 cars in 1957 and then started to decline. The four-cam ""Carrera"" engine, initially available only in the spyder race cars, became an available option starting with the 356 A. Within the last 25 years, replicas of the 356 A have become very popular.