Evidently the Porsche 356 Speedster actually tends to make a truly cute boat

We’ve got mixed feelings for the 2004 Chesil 356 Speedster, a British-built replica from the Porsche 356, that found themselves inside of a London canal after a slapstick comedy-worthy run-in by using a delivery van.

Sadly, the car is expected being a total loss, that’s bad news to its owner — an for car fans everywhere. Stuffed to observe a delightful little car such as this go to the scrapper, especially not people trying to sell it (it absolutely was part of the stock of AutoVero, an oldtime and luxury car lot).

But look at it! If this had just a teeny little more freeboard, enough to put those round headlights over the waterline, it’d generate a car-boat challenged only with the Amphicar for overall amphibious automotive cuteness supremacy. It appears to float practically even without any built-in accommodations for marine adventures — imagine how good it can be in the event you actually made an effort to keep your water out. Put a little propeller back there to complete the transformation at a great road car towards a mediocre (if adorable) watercraft and you'd own the waves. In sea states 0 and 1, at least.

Video on the Speedster being unceremoniously shoved to the water was posted to Twitter:

OK, here you go. Enjoy!

Video via our on-site cafe, Pedlar. (https://t.co/LFdxsxLEjs) pic.twitter.com/ZcnIFYGj6m

— Unbound (@unbounders) October 4, 2018

Like we said, it’s a pratfall that wouldn’t be unnatural inside a comedy. It appears that the van driver didn’t even see the car.

The incident recalls another infamous car-in-the-water mishap, the place where a 1938 Packard 1605 super Eight went snorkeling on the Hilton Head Concours (that car was valuable enough to justify earnings restoration). Therefore, the dog owner forgot to set the parking brake. But because recent events in London have demonstrated, not actually a parking brake can save you using drivers.

There tend to be photos on the Speedster inside canal with the Unbound twitter feed; the company, which describes itself as "The world's 1st crowdfunding publisher," is at near the fateful canal and can watch the drama unfold.

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