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Porsche 356 "HotRod"...?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by McKee, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. McKee
    Joined: Jul 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,195


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  2. Mullda
    Joined: Apr 12, 2006
    Posts: 301


    Swwweeeett! I wouldn't have thought of modding a 356, but the workmanship and results are fantastic.
  3. nexxussian
    Joined: Mar 14, 2007
    Posts: 3,233


    Does it have the GOW to back up the look?
  4. nexxussian
    Joined: Mar 14, 2007
    Posts: 3,233


    That's a handy start, how much does it weigh in at.
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  5. Terrific! Is There More Detailed Information Available For This Car?
  6. Hooligansince65
    Joined: Feb 14, 2007
    Posts: 324

    from Chicago

    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)
  7. Very cool and very different.
    Door handles and window "cranks" don't get any more simple than that!
  8. thed3vl
    Joined: Apr 17, 2006
    Posts: 42


    Here's another take on a 356... I belive it's from sweden




  9. I did a photochop years ago, 2004 :eek:

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  10. 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.
  11. PeteFromTexas
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,837


    That is sick!!!! WOW
  12. loudpedal
    Joined: Mar 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,186

    from SLC Utah

    It still SCREAMS Volkswagen to me.
  13. John_Kelly
    Joined: Feb 19, 2003
    Posts: 535


  14. 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.
  15. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,431

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

  16. Rem
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,255


    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.
  17. butch27
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 2,626


    That thing is just cool!
  18. bigdreamsnobux
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 222


    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!!!
  19. dutchcedar
    Joined: May 1, 2007
    Posts: 43


    A bit more like a 914, 'cause the engine's in the middle... :cool:
  20. man that thing is cool,looks almost like it belongs at on the salt flats
  21. 41woodie
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 968


    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.
  22. CNC-Dude
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 611


    Well, like Posies says "Anybody can restore an takes a real man to Cut One Up!"
  23. treb11
    Joined: Jan 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,774


    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.
  24. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,712

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    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.
  25. dickster27
    Joined: Feb 28, 2004
    Posts: 2,917

    from Texas

    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.
  26. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 7,286


    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..
  27. Gator Mc Klusky
    Joined: Apr 18, 2006
    Posts: 307

    Gator Mc Klusky

    Wow that's cool!!! Way cool! I imagine the look of german Porsche restorers, when this rolls up!
    Stuka yeah!
  28. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,252


    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.....
  29. Kev Nemo
    Joined: Aug 7, 2004
    Posts: 2,521

    Kev Nemo
    from So.ATX

    yeah-logo and overdone scoops/wheels kill it, but easy fix.
    Wind powered sirens? Really? That sounds counterproductive to killing people and planes. Weird...
  30. beaulieu
    Joined: Mar 24, 2007
    Posts: 359

    from So Cal

    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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