The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by McKee, Mar 12, 2008.
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.
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.
the Germans always did build cool cars...
Yes,I agree.I think this might have been the inspiration.
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.
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.
More. I don't know all of the different models but there are a couple I've never seen before.
Here's the Dean Jeffries Kustom Karrera from 1957 - its currently undergoing a full restoration.
I always wondered what was going on with the Jeffries 356.
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!
That's awesome to hear!
thats one strange agent
oh hell ya !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!jeffrey
Still for sale, or up for sale again?
a few more interesting 356 examples
Race car yes,,hot rod no
Freezeplug: What's the on with the front engine in it?
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.
Eigenbau at it's best!!
thats one bad ass porsche
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.
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
pics of this one at last months Roar and Soar show.
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.
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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