Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale

Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale
Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale

Porsche 356A Speedster - 1:18 Scale

3D modelling technology

The latest modelling technology, whereby the subject is scanned on several planes to produce a highly accurate three-dimensional digital model. It allows us to faithfully replicate the subject with its smallest and most intricate details.

Print technology

We use offset lithography printing technology to consistently achieve high-quality image reproduction. The image data goes straight from our ultra-high-resolution digital files to the printing plates for a clean, precise print.

175g/m2 paper

Paper density is measured in grams per square metre. After extensive testing we have decided this density is the ideal value for our artworks.

Worldwide delivery

Wherever you are in the world, we will deliver to you. We have developed robust packaging to make sure you purchase arrives safely no matter how far it has to travel.

Limited edition of 1000

This artwork is strictly limited to 1000 examples to ensure exclusivity. Each artwork is individually numbered by hologram.

Limited edition of 911

This artwork is strictly limited to 911 examples to represent Porsche’s most famous model while ensuring exclusivity. Each artwork is individually numbered.

Handmande screen print layer

Once it has been printed using our standard offset lithography procedure, a screenprinted top layer is hand-applied by one of our highly-skilled artists. This gives the artwork a unique, handmade finish that pays homage to the artisanal expertise of the coachbuilding era.

Llimited edition of 100

This artwork is strictly limited to 100 examples to ensure exclusivity. Each artwork is individually numbered.

Limited edition of 314

This artwork is strictly limited to 314 examples to honour Fernando’s 314 Grand Prix starts while ensuring exclusivity. Each artwork is individually numbered.

  • Created by Amalgam recognized globally as makers of the finest hand-made large-scale models
  • Unique work in its attention to detail and level of accuracy, precision and excellence
  • 1:18 scale model replica (approx. 25 cm | 10 inches in length) supplied in a luxury black box with protective outer carrying sleeve
  • Model mounted on a polished black acrylic base protected by a clear acrylic dust cover
  • Model title and original branding displayed on a polished stainless-steel plaque at the front end of the base 
  • Booklet containing the certificate of authenticity along with information and collateral material about the car
  • Global shipping from Europe, delivered in special protective packaging

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Description

Years ahead in engineering, miles ahead on the road’ was the slogan used by US Porsche distributor, Hoffman in his advertising campaign for Road & Track magazine (1955) and this captures the essence of the Porsche 356. First produced in Austria from 1948-49 and then in Germany from 1950-55, the 356 was Porsche’s first production car. In an era when many other automotive manufacturers were employing larger engines to gain performance, Porsche concentrated on balance and lightness to achieve the same goals.

In late 1955 the 356A was introduced, distinguishable with its curved windscreen. The A was the first road going Porsche to offer the Carrera four-cam engine as an option. This model is of the T2 variant, revised in 1957 to incorporate its exhausts through the rear bumper over-riders. The Speedster version offered some significant differences to it coupé and cabriolet siblings, with a low removable windscreen for weekend racing, fixed bucket seats and side curtains instead of wind-up windows

This fine 1:18 scale model of the Porsche 356A has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the co-operation and assistance of Porsche regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings. The use of supremely accurate digital scanning of the original car has allowed us to perfectly recreate every detail at scale. Furthermore, it has undergone detailed scrutiny by both engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation.

Every Amalgam 1:18 scale model is supplied in a luxury black box with a protective outer carrying sleeve. Each model is mounted on a polished black acrylic base protected by a clear acrylic dust cover. The base holds a booklet containing the certificate of authenticity along with information and collateral material about the car. The model title and original branding is displayed on a polished stainless steel plaque mounted at the front end of the base.


Scale guide

Amalgam Collection occupies a unique place in the history of fine car models, fashioning unrivaled examples of the world’s most iconic and luxurious cars at scale.

At Amalgam Collection, models are created at a range of scales, with the primary focus on 1:18 and 1:8 models. This scale represents the ratio between the size of a model and its full-size counterpart. Put simply, the bigger the number to the right of the colon, the smaller the model car. The 1:18 scale models are approximately 25 centimeters (10 inches) in length.

How it's done

All Amalgam models beautifully and precisely capture the entirety of the original, and are impossible to discern from a real car in photographs. To create these perfect scale replicas of modern cars, CAD design, 3D printing, and CNC machining are combined with traditional machining and hand working techniques to create the most accurate and faithfully detailed models.

With regards to classics, digital scans of the original cars and around 1000 reference photographs are used to capture the precise shape and proportions of every part of the car including the chassis, engine and drivetrain. It can take over 4000 hours to develop a 1:8 scale prototype, and each subsequent model takes between 250 and 450 hours to cast, fit, fettle, paint and build.

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