1958 Thunder Ranch 356 Replica
THUNDERRANCH REPLICA, TUBULAR FRAME, BUILT 2275CC, AMAZING COLOR COMBO, LIKE NEW
If you are a fan of the incredibly rare early Speedsters, you're probably like us and have an appreciation for the true 356s. They are incredibly rare cars and the only downside to them is the six digit price tag they bring when they pop up. Even then, if you are lucky enough to afford one, you almost feel guilty taking it out on the street. The next best option? This gorgeous 1958 Thunder Ranch Speedster 356 Replica!
Carrying just less than 2,000 miles since it was finished in 2009, this car has already started to garner a lot of attention in our Mooresville, NC showroom. The replicas was built by one of the most quality builders of these speedster replicas - Thunder Ranch of El Cajon, California. If you are unfamiliar with them they are not your run of the mill replica company. To start, The foundation of each Thunder Ranch 356 Speedster is a new powder coated full tubular frame. Thunder Ranch describes it best, "A used 50 year old VW pan was never considered for use in this exquisite Thunder Ranch replica." From there all the body panels are not being shipped from overseas, they are built in the Thunder Ranch California plant. This allows them to monitor and control the quality of each and every automobile they build.
However, the owner of the car took it to the next level by combining a stunning black paint job and a tan interior that creates a show stopper look. It really is incredible to see it under our lights. The paint shows little to no flaws and the interior is void of any cracks or tears. It truly does look like a brand new vehicle.
What's even more impressive though is the owner went to the next step and had a 2275cc 4-cylinder equipped with twin Empi 44's and electronic ignition placed in the engine bay. The engine is equipped with the 911/912 cooling package, 5qt aluminum oil pan, aluminum rocker covers, electric driven oil cooler fan and detailed out to match. The result? This replica flies! In may of 2018, it was placed on a chassis dyno and made a modest 116ft-lbs of tq and 84hp. Combine that with the fact that this car only weighs 1500lbs dry, and you have a replica that will leave everyone in the dust.
The result is the 356 replica roadster that will stop anyone in their track. Simply put, this is the 356 that you can drive and enjoy and not feel guilty about! From the wood grain steering wheel and the canvas soft top, to the gorgeous slick black paint, this Thunder Ranch Replica never ceases to impress. The car currently has a PA title with the model year as a 1958. Contact Shelton Classics & Performance at 704-663-0432 or email@example.com for more information
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning N/A
Temperature Gauge/Light YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition YES, Door & Trunk N/A
Runs & Drives YES
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 2275cc 4-Cylinder
- Fuel Specification
- Body Color
- Body Style
- Paint Type
- Thunder Ranch
- Interior Color
- Secondary Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
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