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Old 03-12-2008, 05:24 AM   #1
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Default Porsche 356 "HotRod"...?

Chopped,...slammed,...louvered,...Moon..(ish) caps,...why not?
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Old 03-12-2008, 05:28 AM   #2
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Swwweeeett! I wouldn't have thought of modding a 356, but the workmanship and results are fantastic.
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Old 03-12-2008, 05:33 AM   #3
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Does it have the GOW to back up the look?
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Does it have the GOW to back up the look?
275 horsepower 911 engine in the back seat!
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That's a handy start, how much does it weigh in at.
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Old 03-12-2008, 05:48 AM   #6
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That's a handy start, how much does it weigh in at.
I'd guess 2000 lbs
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Old 03-12-2008, 05:51 AM   #7
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Terrific! Is There More Detailed Information Available For This Car?
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:33 AM   #8
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Ryan will dig this one. I think It's kickass looking. Would I own one no, but I sure can appreciate all the work. I think It's one more example of doing it right. (FORM-FUNCTION)
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:36 AM   #9
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Very cool and very different.
Door handles and window "cranks" don't get any more simple than that!
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:36 AM   #10
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Here's another take on a 356... I belive it's from sweden







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Old 03-12-2008, 06:44 AM   #11
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I did a photochop years ago, 2004
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:13 AM   #12
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I dont know if thats the car but one like it was built to race in the Targa Tasmania here in Oz. I dont believe it ever did though.
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That is sick!!!! WOW
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:58 AM   #14
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It still SCREAMS Volkswagen to me.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:10 AM   #15
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I love Porsche "outlaws". Gary Emory's site has some nice ones. They do fantastic work:

http://emorymotorsports.com/index.ph...d=69&Itemid=59

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I dig this car. I believe there was a car that had similar features back in the 50s/60s. I don't think it had a chop, but the rear area was covered similarly.

I am not a huge fan of the wheels, but to each their own.

Bet it goes like stink.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:21 AM   #18
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So, basically, it's a 911 with a squished-about 356-looking-ish body on it? Bit like a kit car?

The STUKA is cool, although the motor's at the wrong end for me.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:32 AM   #19
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That thing is just cool!
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:49 AM   #20
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Ok, don't flame me as this is just my opinion but:

I do really like the 'silva' car's look, but please tell me that was a kit they chopped up and not a real one (for cost sakes).

I am all for doing whatever you want with your own stuff, hey, it's your dime and your car. But usually when I see a car which is considered a valuable collector in it's original format, which someone then seriously customizes, I can't help but wonder 'how long until this owner or the next decides they would prefer it in it's original state' which then leads to 'holy crap that will be alot of work'.

That being said though, I believe this car is a rare example of 'customizing done very well' which you don't usually see when performed on alread iconic factory cars. Very difficult to pull off but I think they did it here. Having some knowledge of the Porsche world, I would say this car looks very 'period possible' despite the wheels. Reminds me of a cross between Audi's famed racer and the later prototype Porsche spyder's race cars of thier day. If it had 14's on it, the most knowledgable Porsche guy would have to take a closer look.

You'll still have Porschefiles rolling eyes, but I would bet very few in this car's case. Which if you know the Porsche crowd, that says a lot!!!
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:53 AM   #21
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So, basically, it's a 911 with a squished-about 356-looking-ish body on it?
A bit more like a 914, 'cause the engine's in the middle...
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man that thing is cool,looks almost like it belongs at on the salt flats
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:03 AM   #23
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Nice car, very Audi TT looking. I was lucky enough to own a 356-A for about 4 years, when compared to current cars they were ok, but when you think about how they compared to a 1957 (mine was a '57) car they were the space shuttle. Reasonable speed and comfortable ride, but they do have a nasty habit of swapping ends in a heartbeat when they start to drift. Someone did a fine job of redesigning that one.
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Ok, don't flame me as this is just my opinion but:

I do really like the 'silva' car's look, but please tell me that was a kit they chopped up and not a real one (for cost sakes).

I am all for doing whatever you want with your own stuff, hey, it's your dime and your car. But usually when I see a car which is considered a valuable collector in it's original format, which someone then seriously customizes, I can't help but wonder 'how long until this owner or the next decides they would prefer it in it's original state' which then leads to 'holy crap that will be alot of work'.

That being said though, I believe this car is a rare example of 'customizing done very well' which you don't usually see when performed on alread iconic factory cars. Very difficult to pull off but I think they did it here. Having some knowledge of the Porsche world, I would say this car looks very 'period possible' despite the wheels. Reminds me of a cross between Audi's famed racer and the later prototype Porsche spyder's race cars of thier day. If it had 14's on it, the most knowledgable Porsche guy would have to take a closer look.

You'll still have Porschefiles rolling eyes, but I would bet very few in this car's case. Which if you know the Porsche crowd, that says a lot!!!
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that's a cute dune buggy. I liked it up until I saw the hokey "silver bullet" logo. the Stuka is way cooler. the original Stuka was a WW2 German dive bomber with wind powered sirens that would scream as it dove to attack.
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I like the idea, but I think the builder went a little over board with vents, scoops, etc... It reminds my a little of a Steve Moal car. Just.... too much.

And the wheels are awful.

Somewhere in Houston there is a guy with a "hot rodded" 550 spyder. It's subtle and clean... and fast as shit. I'll find pics.
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Sorry guys if you don't like it but I think that's one bad "Hitler Hot Rod". I would love to have that nestled in between the '29 and '34. And then I would have a hot rod for all reasons.
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I like the idea, but I think the builder went a little over board with vents, scoops, etc... It reminds my a little of a Steve Moal car. Just.... too much.

And the wheels are awful.

Somewhere in Houston there is a guy with a "hot rodded" 550 spyder. It's subtle and clean... and fast as shit. I'll find pics.
I have to agree with being just a little over board, and on the wheel's..but i do dig the car..
I'd LOVE to see the pics of the 550 you mentioned though....
Those are my favorite Porsche....second come's the 365 Speedsters.
The Stuka car is just plain cool..
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Wow that's cool!!! Way cool! I imagine the look of german Porsche restorers, when this rolls up!
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:32 AM   #30
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The gray "wheels up" 356 is a much better looking car.....

The lines of an early 356 (or ANY early Porsche) cannot be improved upon.....
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that's a cute dune buggy. I liked it up until I saw the hokey "silver bullet" logo. the Stuka is way cooler. the original Stuka was a WW2 German dive bomber with wind powered sirens that would scream as it dove to attack.
yeah-logo and overdone scoops/wheels kill it, but easy fix.
Wind powered sirens? Really? That sounds counterproductive to killing people and planes. Weird...
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The first car was built in No Cal, great workmanship even though there are some things I did not like , they really did a great job inside and out.

to me it looked like they tried too hard , putting every crazy or cool design idea in this one project ,
if you look at the door picture it has a a side view miror in the door panel !

They also did another radical chop top 356 that they showed with this one at the Porsche show in Ventura last year,

I think I will stay with a more period 50s look and less Speed Racer

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Does anyone know if it's an original steel body. If it is the Porsche purists are probably pissed. I actually do hope the hot rodded 550 Spyder is not an original car. Those cars are super rare. They make the 356 seem like super high production in comparison. Plus it would probably even have a race history too. It would be like somebody taking a cool survivor hot rod and changing everything on it.
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Achtung Shtoooka!!

I think both cars are pretty cool, but the copped one does look a little ove done with the scoops & wheels..

I was just reading in Octane mag last night about very rare early 356's called Pre-A cars that have a cool split front windsheild!
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I could do w/o the mirror in the pass door and possibly the one in the roof (but at least that serves a purpose...)

Otherwise, it looks pretty good...
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DOH!

I just noticed the STUKA is one of the early ones..
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Yep, JU-87 Stuka was equipped with an air turbine (little propeller) that was tuned to scream for the last 1/3 to 1/2 of the bomb run. It was specifically designed as a dive bomber, so it would reach speeds in the dive that it wouldn't see elsewhere. The purpose of the siren was to get enemy infantry to take cover. It was a key part of a Blitzkrieg, 'cause they aren't fighting you if they are activly diving for cover. That and it generally scares the shit out of anyone that hears it.
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As has been said, the silver car is nice but overdone. Early Porsches were all about form follows function, very little unnecessary adornment. I think the silver car was inspired by this car....
http://www.conceptcarz.com/view/phot...upe_Photo.aspx

A 550 coupe built for the Carrera Panamericana. I have a buddy that is into pre-A 356s, he's been working on a bent window coupe for over 5 years. He says that the early 356 people are absolutely nuts about originality and has seen people almost come to blows about stuff like whether a certain type of screw was used to hold on a wire clamp in the third quarter of 1953.

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Gary Emery who was mentioned on this post earlier is the late Neal Emery of Valley Customs fame's son.he also is a hot rodder on top of building some really cool 356's
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in Houston there is a guy with a "hot rodded" 550 spyder. It's subtle and clean... and fast as shit. I'll find pics.
would it happen to be red and on the NW side?
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The above Porsche is a 914 chassis, 911 engine and a few 356 bodyparts with a lot of custom metalwork. I think the pictures posted were from a few years ago when it was at the Los Gatos, CA dealership where it was for sale at the time?
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Here is the 550 I was thinking about:



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Those things are beautiful. That's one of those cars that has been in the imaginary collection upstairs for a long time. By the way. My imaginary upstairs collection is huge.
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Reminds me of a guy that never owned a motorcycle.

Mirror in the door ........ does it fly??? PLEASE
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Man, that thing's bad ass. Can I have it?
Years ago, there was a 914 on the street-race circuit here in the Flint area. Stroker small block, 180* headers, dual carbs, all in the back. Faster than chit but not nearly this cool looking.
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WOW that is bad ass. would like to see more photos of the inside.
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Yeah, it would have been a lot cooler without all the trinkets.

I bet these cars were the inspiration...
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i like the window cranks and door handles HAHA... pretty slick looking car
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metalshapes, are those the Abarth Porsches?

the Abarth was the first thing I thought of when I saw the pics.

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metalshapes, are those the Abarth Porsches?

the Abarth was the first thing I thought of when I saw the pics.

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No, I think those were Coupe versions of the 550 ( see the pics Ryan Posted )


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So, basically, it's a 911 with a squished-about 356-looking-ish body on it? Bit like a kit car?
Not a kit car,...the car started as a 1955 356 Continental with a 911 engine and trans in a 914-6 chassis,...with 934 brakes!
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So McKee do you own this wouderful car or have access to build up photos. This car is really nice would love to see some build up photos. Just helped a friend clean out a old volkswagen/porsche shop here after he bought out the place of all their parts.
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The "squished" 356 would RULE with a 4 cam Carrera........
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Yep, JU-87 Stuka was equipped with an air turbine (little propeller) that was tuned to scream for the last 1/3 to 1/2 of the bomb run. It was specifically designed as a dive bomber, so it would reach speeds in the dive that it wouldn't see elsewhere. The purpose of the siren was to get enemy infantry to take cover. It was a key part of a Blitzkrieg, 'cause they aren't fighting you if they are activly diving for cover. That and it generally scares the shit out of anyone that hears it.
The name "Stuka" wasn´t only applied to the Ju87 - its a shortened version of the word "STUrtzKAmpfbomber". German for dive bomber. It was a general term for any dive bomber at the time.

A friend of mine just imported a "bent screen" Pre A 356. 60,000 bucks and it needs a new floor and an engine rebuild. He was less than delighted. Shame, because the car looks beautiful.
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Wow, very cool. As far as the original one pictured is concerned, I like the front, and don't particularly like the back.

The Stuka kicks ass. Anyone know anything about the mechanicals on it?
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Cool?.....YES! Hotrod?....not even close! Looks like one of those prototypes when they were trying to find the look they wanted.
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I'm pretty fortunate in that Fantasy Junction (the place selling that car) is right across the street from my work-- They are THE nicest folks, and if you ever want to see the most amazing collection of cars, maybe hear a 275GTB/2 warming up, just head on over. It rules.

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Kool. Looks like something from an early super hero comic.
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[quote=James D;2651574]The name "Stuka" wasn´t only applied to the Ju87 - its a shortened version of the word "STUrtzKAmpfbomber". German for dive bomber. It was a general term for any dive bomber at the time.[quote]

Yes, but it is my understanding (correct me if I'm wrong) that the JU-87 was the one fitted with the dive siren.
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I'm not a huge Porsche fan, but I would have picked something else to chop.
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It looks like it belongs on the salt.

Those 550 Spider Replicas are now being built as Subaru powered rocket ships.
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that just made my day...stunning...ok, and after going back and clicking on the thumbnails to see the larger pics, I'm not as pleased..lol...take everything off of it, and I love it. now the 550.....mmmmmmmmmm

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makin my claustrophobia kick in! Must be tiny as all hell inside. Those panamerica cars are very interesting, notice how they turned the rear suspension around? Always wondered if that would work, in relation to a mid-engine ghia.
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Mojo, the hardest part (for me) of making a VW air cooled drive train mid engine was setting the diff up on the other side of the pinion (I had a budy do it).
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Yeah, it would have been a lot cooler without all the trinkets.

I bet these cars were the inspiration...
Right! that was the car I was thinking of, but couldn't find any pics.

Thanks for that. I think that it is a bit overdone, but again, to each their own. Tastes are in the eyes of the owner.
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i think thats probably a kit... (which i have absolutely no basis for saying)
just that an original 356 would be an expensive start to a custom project so i would assume if ya start out knowing you wanna do that kind of fab work from the start, most cats wouldnt want to be financially buried in it for life.

That said. its pretty tastfully done and the workmansship is great!

personally i dont know if i would've chopped a car with such great lines... at least not to the level of losing the true fastback look.
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i think thats probably a kit... (which i have absolutely no basis for saying)
Not a kit,...all Porsche parts.
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Love the car but what is this, some kind of lick my balls a bit, make me want more, lick my balls a bit more...

C'mon man - TELL US ABOUT IT!!!
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C'mon man - TELL US ABOUT IT!!!
I've read that it was built by ( or for ) Jeff Dutton in Australia.
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I agree with Ryan on this too much scoopage. The side scoop things are totally out of place. good chop though. Personally I would rather have it stock.
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I have a feature on this Porsche from an Australian Mag. It was built in the late 80s early 90s. I will see if I can find the mag.
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the lines on this car are beautiful.
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that stuka is an ugly little bastard but sure is fast!!! but the silver one is way kool even if it does have a few too many scoops.
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this little guy is sitting in the shop next door while they put new idle jets in....





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NOW THAT is one BADASS Porsche!!!!!
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NOW THAT is one BADASS Porsche!!!!!
I thought the exact same thing!! VERY cool little car!
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I love the lines. I always thought the 356 Porsche coupe was ugly. This car makes me want to buy one!
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Here is the feature for those that are interested, sorry for taking so long.





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this little guy is sitting in the shop next door while they put new idle jets in....

I'd check the lengths of those Pertronix plug wires on the front seat before throwing away the old ones... Speaking from experience.
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Well, When I strayed away from Hot Rods I got into Porsches. This is my euro Hot Rod.

1972 Porsche 914. The engine is a 1980 euro spec "S" from a 928. It's rated at 300+ HP. I made the adaptor plate, all the mounts, mod'ed the chassis, ect.

I live in Northern MN. I've driven this car across country several times. I had it on Northern ans Southern California, Michigan, Indy, and all points between.

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beautiful proportions, great chop,,,,,,,but i agree with the others that said lose the scoops,,breaks up the flow of an otherwise nice looking car,,,,,barris built a couple of porsches back in the 50s i think,,,and i believe dean jeffries had a nice platinum one,,,,not really a porsche fan, but i am a fan of a nicely proportioned and well planned kustoms..
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Must be from all the publicity from this thread -- it's now on eBay:

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[QUOTE=Ryan;2650880]Here is the 550 I was thinking about:



Wow, that is very cool, Ryan. I've got a buddy who has a very faithful, albeit, replica 550, I'd take it, that's FOR SURE!!

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Now THIS is UBER-cool (like that?!)!! Is this the shop from KING of the MOUNTAIN? hhaha

I've always wanted a roached split windshield 356 with a wicked motor, obnoxious merged header and stinger, slammed with capless chromies to terrorize the hills with....oh yeah.
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I had pics of a 356 Bonneville car, but can't seem to locate them. Great story too....

Anyone have pics of the car I'm thinking about? It's black with MOON discs, smallish motor, seems like there was some gold leaf on the doors.


On the SilverBullet car, looks like they just about doubled the wheel base! I like it but, yeah, they could have stopped earlier and been better off. I like the concept of the wheels but the whole package looks too new for me.
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I think this thing is killer just like it is. There aren't any cars in the world that somebody wouldn't change something on. I'd just empty out my wallet and drive the bloody hell out of this one. The only thing I'd do different is have more sex if I owned it.
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Damn it! I want an old Porsche now!!
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pretty badass, i would love to see the guy parallel park it though. McKee where do you find this stuff? you always find cool shit to show off
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euro trash again
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Awesome car, id drive it proudly.
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nice work but just looks like a squashed bug. I still like it alot tho
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I like it. It is a bit overdone, but the workmanship looks great. I always like to get ideas from builds like this, and my dad has always been a porsche guy, so I have been around them my whole life. I guess because of that I like to see what the Euro side of the car world is doing as well.
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Gary, and his kids, are great people. Gary will talk your ear off if you let him. If you ever go to the Historic Races at P.I.R., be sure to stop by his pit tent to check out all the cars he brings out to the track. His building is also an old WW2 building with a stage inside, lots of history in the building, and lots of memorabilia. If you ever stop by there, be sure to get the tour. I have a 1972 911T, he was a great source of hard to find parts when I was putting it together.
Indeed...Emory's shop/family does THE best hot rod 356's I have ever seen, very tasteful and subtle, much diferent that that silver thing which is way over the top and rather silly looking. My old '57 race car, wish I had kept it and turned it into an outlaw for the street...oh well.

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My job has me on the internet doing research a lot of the time so I stumble across neat shit alot,...I spend waaay too much time in front of a computer!
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the Germans always did build cool cars...
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Yes,I agree.I think this might have been the inspiration.
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I found out not too long ago my uncle painted the 'Silver Bullet' I would ask him some questions but they all seem to be answered in the article.
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I guess this would be an ok place to post these photos. These came from a found Kodak slide "donut" from a goodwill store. There were other photos from Fort Hood or maybe Waco, Tx.. Obviously a service man that did a stint in Germany in the mid '50's.

Some very cool Porsches here.

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More. I don't know all of the different models but there are a couple I've never seen before.
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Here's the Dean Jeffries Kustom Karrera from 1957 - its currently undergoing a full restoration.
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I always wondered what was going on with the Jeffries 356.
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I've always wanted a roached split windshield 356 with a wicked motor, obnoxious merged header and stinger, slammed with capless chromies to terrorize the hills with....oh yeah.
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When I started at Art Center in '59, some student there had a really early, flat white split 356 -- the kind with the bumpers below the body instead of wrapping around. If you walked around this car you couldn't go more than a foot without passing a dent you hadn't seen before. "Roached" would be too kind a word for this POS. I remember thinking, I would never do that to a car myself, but I'd love to have it just for a beater.

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When I started at Art Center in '59, some student there had a really early, flat white split 356 -- the kind with the bumpers below the body instead of wrapping around. If you walked around this car you couldn't go more than a foot without passing a dent you hadn't seen before. "Roached" would be too kind a word for this POS. I remember thinking, I would never do that to a car myself, but I'd love to have it just for a beater.

This was definitely the car you wanted!
Hahaha, sounds like it!
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That's awesome to hear!
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Freezeplug: What's the on with the front engine in it?
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:56 PM   #119
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i think thats probably a kit... (which i have absolutely no basis for saying)
just that an original 356 would be an expensive start to a custom project so i would assume if ya start out knowing you wanna do that kind of fab work from the start, most cats wouldnt want to be financially buried in it for life.

That said. its pretty tastfully done and the workmansship is great!

personally i dont know if i would've chopped a car with such great lines... at least not to the level of losing the true fastback look.
It started life as an V screen 356 .Sold to Jeff.He cut it up in 24 hrs & gave the rest back to Greg.A bloke who has been collecting 356's for 40 years & a very good friend of Jeff's.Jeff Dutton is a panel beater/mechanic.I didnt get the rest of the story from Greg yet.But I'll ask him next week .The car did a lot of racing before it was sold.
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Porsches have been my favorite since I was a wee lad ,but I am crazy over these outlaw 356s. It is what Dr Ferdinand Porsche would have done in his spare time. I built a kit 356 speedster a few years ago and had a blast with it but always wanted a coupe to play with. aah maybe someday.
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Don't know a bunch about Porsche's,but I haave fond memories of watching them rip around the Sebring airport in the 70's and 80's.The wife got a couple
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not a 356 obviously. i built this speedster from a '73 targa about 10 years ago. 3 liter turbo engine with SC cams and a K27 turbo. scary fast. sold it and recently traded it back not much worse for wear.
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very good thread, i wouldn't compare them a bit to volkswagons, i know the links, but they were built to go as fast as possible in a lightweight car, and of course James Dean drove one and sadly died in one, they are insanely fast. what other car company had a car with the nickname widowmaker?
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356s are so cool. One for sure is on the "some day" list.
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Does anybody know of a Zimmer 912 with Nascar Buick V6 .From the outside it looks like a stock 911 .But under the decklid is a Buick V6 with a turbo develops 600hp.I know the current owner ,He started it once when it came in,He was going to use it as a run around to get to work ,but its too wild.
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That blue #80 is Badass! I wouldn't change a thing on that one.
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this I think is the coolest,and one very cool movie
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You want it to be a hot rod? Well then it must have an engine swap --

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there's just something wrong about that.
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Generally I agree but just like Cobra's many fast sports cars got the hot rod treatment and some drag time. If you check out the guys selling old movies at the shows and swaps, there is couple of 356 laying it down on at the Akron Airport return road drags. One in the 1957 section appears to be lifted in the rear and running slicks. You'll also see the Arfons Green Monster, the Jim Otie roadster and Garlits on white walls. It's 8mm put on DVD, just do yourself a favor and turn the sound off during the return road reels the music it is set to is horrible.
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I love German cars. Is that silver Porsche a hot rod; no. Lots of work in it for sure but none of it seems to compliment the base vehicle to me. Looks cheap and I'm sure it wasn't.
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I have to say the shape of rear of the roof is awesome. I'm not sold on the bluntness of the windshield but I appreciate the style of the main body. This is a very good example of less being more. A few of these additional features on several cars would add as much as all them take away from this one.
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Unique: I remember your build on another site I'm on . That is one nice car!
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Are you finally going to get paint on that car and bring it to Amelia this year?
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It doesn't look like I'll make it to this year's Amelia Island event - still too much to do on the car in the few weeks left before the event. The silver paint is starting to be applied and it should be painted by the end of the month but we still have the interior and some mechanical work to finish. Bill Warner has said to bring it next year as they may try to get a number of Jeffries cars together for Amelia 2011. Sorry for the delay but my bodyman has a bad habit of wanting everything perfect......I'll post some progress pics in the next week or two.
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I dig the silver Porsche. Its not something that I would own but its very cool and well done. Someone else made the comment that it was a race car not a "Hot Rod". Lets not forget that "Hot Rodding" started with home built, street legal race cars.

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Am I the only person that noticed this? Look at picture 8 of the car that started this post. The left taillight is mounted slightly higher than the right. Lack of symmetry really bugs me. I'm not picking on the car or the builder. I just wanted to know if anyone else noticed it.
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Quick Silver - Ewwww. Sorry, looks like a quality job, but like the 1980-today street rods, they removed the "soul" of the car to me. Anytime you over-smooth, remove all trim, or just over-modernize the car, it removes the charm of the original charm or style. Besides, it seems many times, to me, that the added complexity just made the simplicity of the design fail. Maybe I am just making sense to myself.

Love Porsche.

My dad bought a really nice Porsche 914 2.0 for $500 (1982 or so). It was my first real project with him. It was the car I would sit in as a kid and go "vroom vroom". Talked him into getting the wheels chromed and painted the car candy apple. Awkward now, but as a kid, WOW!. When I turned 15 I asked if I could buy it when I got my license. Mom said NO and ordered that the car had to go! She said I would wrap it around a tree. "she had a feeling" Dad sold the car 3 days later to a freind of a guy he worked with. 6 or so months later he found out that the guy HAD wrapped it around a tree and met a sad end. Lessons learned. Don't question Mom's feelings, and get a different color Porsche!
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It doesn't look like I'll make it to this year's Amelia Island event - still too much to do on the car in the few weeks left before the event. The silver paint is starting to be applied and it should be painted by the end of the month but we still have the interior and some mechanical work to finish. Bill Warner has said to bring it next year as they may try to get a number of Jeffries cars together for Amelia 2011. Sorry for the delay but my bodyman has a bad habit of wanting everything perfect......I'll post some progress pics in the next week or two.
You guys were picking out paint last March!
I know I will have my car there in 2011
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:23 PM   #141
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Are you finally going to get paint on that car and bring it to Amelia this year?

By the way - V194 how's your project coming ?


I think Bill wants your car too at the show too - now if we can get the Landmaster to come and I get my Jeffries Kyote buggy finished we'll need to round up a Monkeemobile and the Bond Moon Car along with Carroll's CSX2000 and Jeffries GT-40 roadster and we'd have a pretty good selection of stuff to amuse the crowd.
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I've always liked the looks of this one.

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That's how it should have looked from the factory. Beautiful car
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By the way - V194 how's your project coming ?


I think Bill wants your car too at the show too - now if we can get the Landmaster to come and I get my Jeffries Kyote buggy finished we'll need to round up a Monkeemobile and the Bond Moon Car along with Carroll's CSX2000 and Jeffries GT-40 roadster and we'd have a pretty good selection of stuff to amuse the crowd.
That would be amazing but at least transporting the Landmaster across country would be nearly impossible.

My car is 99% finished and am now just staring to book appearances for 2010. First time she has been on tour for over 40 years!
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very cool you really should do a up to date thread on that BB.........one of the cooler cars of the 60s...............
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On a side note...
Am I the only person that noticed this? Look at picture 8 of the car that started this post. The left taillight is mounted slightly higher than the right. Lack of symmetry really bugs me. I'm not picking on the car or the builder. I just wanted to know if anyone else noticed it.
yeah I saw that but I think its a photo thing,notice everything on that side is off
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The door jambs and inner surfaces of the doors and deck lids are painted. The exterior just needs a last block sanding and the silver will go on the car.
The pearlescent silver is a spectacular choice that Dean Jeffries made and today was the first chance I had to see it.
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I've always liked the looks of this one.

This one belongs to my friend, Randall. It is now silver.
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I restored this '63B over a period of about 3 years. It was totalled in 2 seconds by the driver of a Jeep Wrangler, who claimed he was swatting at a bee. It broke my heart. At least I wasn't "totaled" with the car.

It was hit so hard that it chipped paint off both edges of both doors! No more "fun4rock".
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I like this one. You can't tell it but it's been widened 2" a side in the rear and a complete 911 drivetrain added. Guy did a beautiful job on it.
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