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Chesil Info Centre - The Porsche Situation - Looks familiar....
You may have noticed that the Chesil Speedster bears a little more than a passing resemblance to a Porsche 356 Speedster. The technical reason for this is that it is a replica of a Porsche 356 Speedster.

Most Chesil customers buy a Chesil Speedster because they would love to own an original Porsche 356 Speedster but cannot afford the asking price, nor possibly have the skill and time available in which to keep it in running order.

An increasing number of customers who are not classic car enthusiasts buy a Chesil Speedster because they like its appearance and are quite happy to drive it with its original Chesil badges in place.

All factory-built Chesil Speedsters are badged and sold as Chesil Speedsters. It is widely known that replica Porsche badges are available and can be (and often are) fitted by customers after they have taken delivery of, or finished building their Chesil Speedster.

Did you know....?

Ferdinand Porsche also designed the VW Beetle. When he went on to design his own car he borrowed many parts from the VW production line. The relationship between the VW Beetle and the Porsche 356 was very close.

Well into the 959 era there were still a few common parts between the Beetle and its high performance relative.

Porsche Feedback:

Chesil do not infringe any copyrights so Porsche will never have cause to approach us in any legal capacity.

But you may be interested to read that on a number of occasions we have received enquiries from potential customers who originally approached Porsche GB (Porsche Cars Great Britain Ltd) on their search for a Speedster replica manufacturer, and were pointed in our direction by people from within the company.


We are not connected in any way with Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. The name 'Porsche' is used here for descriptive purposes only.

The Porsche name, symbol & description is used for reference only. We do not imply that any Chesil product is the product of Porsche AG. Porsche® and the Porsche® crest are registered trademarks of Porsche AG.

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