Cathie – 356 Speedster by RCH
Cathie is a handcrafted continuation by Replicar Hellas of the mythical 356 and is a perfect homage to this timeless beauty. Oozing with style and featuring marked improvements in build quality and a tuned engine based on the original T1 engine. The engine displacement was increased from 1600 to 1915cc and fitted with upgraded twin-weber carburetors. The engine now produces 110HP. This jewel of an engine breathes through a larger twin-exit sports exhaust good for a great noise and spitting little flames on shift-down. The quality of an RCH creation is unrivaled. There is no comparison. There are very few experiences in life beating a summer drive with Cathie on beautiful open roads.
Replicar Hellas is an automotive company specializing in the continuation of classic 356 and 550 models. The cars are hand-crafted from scratch in the company’s factory in the northern town of Katerini, Greece. No use of ready kits from abroad. It’s all just talent, knowledge and hard work.
Replicar Hellas manufactures two cars per month. The average waiting period for an order is three to six months. With exceptional build quality, and high-end materials used in every single one of their cars, they have managed to achieve fantastic mechanical and aesthetic results.
Base day: 70 points
Engine: 1915cc Flat-4
Power: 110 HP
Transmission: 4 speed manual
Weight: 780 kgs
Rear belts: No
Photos 1 to 8 by Philippe Hoett.
Photos 9 to 12 by Fares Hammoud.