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Old 01-16-2009, 09:02 AM   #1
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We continue Dean Jeffries week with a look into the first (and maybe only) Porsche to ever grace the cover of Rod & Custom Magazine (October, 1959). In 1958 Dean sold his first car, a 1948 Mercury Convertible, and bought a brand new '58 Porsche Carr...

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Old 01-16-2009, 09:32 AM   #2
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That is a sweet car. I hope he takes the time to post pics of the car thru the restoration.

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Old 01-16-2009, 09:54 AM   #3
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Very cool car...
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:02 AM   #4
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I am so sick of all these Rat's with their Iron Cross every where!!!!

Just kidding, you know I am a sucker for european sports cars and these early Porches are some of the best. I will own a 356 some day, and finding this one would have been a dream come true. Mr. Jeffries is becoming a compelling figure for me and definitely someone I want to learn more about. Cool post!
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:12 PM   #5
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This is such a cool story. I had no idea about that Porsche, but then again, I haven't followed Jeffries's work that closely, instead looking at Apollos and similar Europeanesque cars. I hope that Karrera will show some other in progress pics and keep us involved.

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Old 01-16-2009, 01:28 PM   #6
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I have been aware of this car for years, but I had no idea it had a Carrera motor in it. That is amazing, great bit of history Ryan.


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Old 01-16-2009, 01:30 PM   #7
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Great story! Glad to see the car is in good hands. It's a really restrained and tasteful treatment on a classic sports car!
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:06 PM   #8
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cool post! THX RYAN~
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:51 PM   #9
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I was in high school when I read about this car. The magazine article described the paint as containing "imported crushed fishscales" which cost an unbelievable $100 per gallon!!
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:56 PM   #10
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Very smooth looking car but I'm not really diggin the placement of those Lucas lights. They seem to be sticking out, anteaterish. I would've liked to see them closer together. In the valley next to the chin. Sort of like this car....
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:59 PM   #11
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That car has "provedance" and "history"...

Glad jeffries got it back...while the story doesnt rank up there with recovering it in front of a pron store it still is wicked cool....I like it just like it is....
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:16 PM   #12
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work of art, I had never seen this car before. thanks ryan
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:29 PM   #13
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I was in high school when I read about this car. The magazine article described the paint as containing "imported crushed fishscales" which cost an unbelievable $100 per gallon!!
Ha ha. I was a fourteen year old when I saw it on the R & C cover in '58; I had never even heard of a Porsche. Looking back, it was certainly daring for that time (as was the Mantaray, 10-12 years later).
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:39 PM   #14
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NICE sweet car.........sweet
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:51 PM   #15
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Wow, that's cool. I never knew of this before, thanks for the post.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:22 PM   #16
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I, too, love this car. I remember the first time I saw an image of it, I was lukewarm, but it's definitely grown on me!

Legally speaking, how did the present owner acquire this car, considering it's shady past?
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:48 PM   #17
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I love the 356 and a Carerra man! Never seen that one before. That car looked so weird at first but it is growing on me.
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:30 PM   #18
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Work is progressing on the restoration - doors are repaired and the fenders are back to contour - nose and hood should be done in two weeks.

And in the finest HAMB tradition the final smoothing of the bodywork will be done in lead as it was first done back in 1957 - no bondo in this baby.
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:32 PM   #19
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wow that is one cool looking import!
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Thank God lead aint dead !!
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