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    1958 Speedster

    Here is another 356, this time a 1958 Speedster - the best driving vintage. I have imported this from California (took ages on the boat owing to Covid delays). It was in great shape but the paint was a little tired so I am having a bare metal respray done which has revealed a remarkably intact and original body and chassis  - highly unusual for these.

    EXPORT 56 04-2021 -35.jpgEXPORT 56 04-2021 -49.jpgEXPORT 56 04-2021 -54.jpgEXPORT 56 04-2021 -26.jpgEXPORT 56 04-2021 -70.jpgEXPORT 56 04-2021 -78.jpgIMG_2018.jpeg

     


    Re: 1958 Speedster

    angel

    You know how to select your cars, Sir! What a beauty and great initiative to repaint it. the only doubt is original paint with oil base is no more available, is that an issue for you?


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    Re: 1958 Speedster

    Cray, I'm putting myself up for adoption, let me know if you're interested! 


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    Re: 1958 Speedster

    I have nothing say…  no four cam motor, thank god. My heart could not take it. 
    So beautiful - money in the bank. Might have been better off not repainted if it was original paint. Don’t know. 


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    the-missile:

    angel

    You know how to select your cars, Sir! What a beauty and great initiative to repaint it. the only doubt is original paint with oil base is no more available, is that an issue for you?

    Agreed oil base is best but just not practical.


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    Leawood911:

    I have nothing say…  no four cam motor, thank god. My heart could not take it. 
    So beautiful - money in the bank. Might have been better off not repainted if it was original paint. Don’t know. 

    It was not original paint. 4 Cam one day for sure. Need to find the right one. Best to drive/ engine is in the 356 B Carrera 2 but I prefer the shape of the pre-A coupe and Speedster.


    Re: 1958 Speedster

    Another epic car.kisskiss

    I´m not 100% sure about the big chrome bumpers, but may be a good thing in London´s parking traffic.smiley

    Blueflame

    PS until now no feedback from JB...I will try again.


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    blueflame:

    Another epic car.kisskiss

    I´m not 100% sure about the big chrome bumpers, but may be a good thing in London´s parking traffic.smiley

    Blueflame

    PS until now no feedback from JB...I will try again.

    I agree on the bumpers but they need to stay on a 58 to maintain  authenticity etc. and the provenance. I had them taken off a 57 Coupe but that is a much less valuable car:

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    Gorgeous in both configuration 


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    crayphile:

    Here is another 356, this time a 1958 Speedster - the best driving vintage. I have imported this from California (took ages on the boat owing to Covid delays). It was in great shape but the paint was a little tired so I am having a bare metal respray done which has revealed a remarkably intact and original body and chassis  - highly unusual for these.

    EXPORT 56 04-2021 -35.jpgEXPORT 56 04-2021 -49.jpgEXPORT 56 04-2021 -54.jpgEXPORT 56 04-2021 -26.jpgEXPORT 56 04-2021 -70.jpgEXPORT 56 04-2021 -78.jpgIMG_2018.jpeg

     

    Lovely


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    very nice !


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    Joost:

    Cray, I'm putting myself up for adoption, let me know if you're interested! 

    Do you think if we try to pass as twins he'll get us both? 

    Unbelievably cool Cray, and the black 57 without the bumpers has to be the best looking version of this body I've seen. 


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    Enmanuel:
    Joost:

    Cray, I'm putting myself up for adoption, let me know if you're interested! 

    Do you think if we try to pass as twins he'll get us both? 

    Unbelievably cool Cray, and the black 57 without the bumpers has to be the best looking version of this body I've seen. 

    Hey, this worked, I don't see why we couldn't pass as twins!

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    Joost:
    Enmanuel:
     

    Hey, this worked, I don't see why we couldn't pass as twins!

    @Porker is my first born though - he asked first, many years ago.


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    Hahaha that's true, had forgotten about that!
    Gotta love your fleet, amazing group of nice 356's. So what do you say at the local 356 owner's meet? Or are there three cars attending and they're all yours? smiley


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    Base coat now on:

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    crayphile:
    Joost:
    Enmanuel:
     

    Hey, this worked, I don't see why we couldn't pass as twins!

    @Porker is my first born though - he asked first, many years ago.

    I appreciate your loyalty, father.


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    Re: 1958 Speedster

    This takes me back to my earliest memories of Porsche. In 1959 my father had a Super 90 convertible (I think it was purchased in 1958) that was light blue. It had two roof options. A normal black cloth roof and a hard top in white. We had a rope and pully system in our garage where the hardtop would hang when not used. The interior was dark red. My father was into doing hill climbs at the time, and I recall him taking off the front bumpers (when competing) in order to save weight. I was very, very young at the time, but that car (along with all the other Porsches he owned during his lifetime) are deeply implanted in my mind. After all, they were my older (and much more important) brothers.


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    Spyderidol:

    This takes me back to my earliest memories of Porsche. In 1959 my father had a Super 90 convertible (I think it was purchased in 1958) that was light blue. It had two roof options. A normal black cloth roof and a hard top in white. We had a rope and pully system in our garage where the hardtop would hang when not used. The interior was dark red. My father was into doing hill climbs at the time, and I recall him taking off the front bumpers (when competing) in order to save weight. I was very, very young at the time, but that car (along with all the other Porsches he owned during his lifetime) are deeply implanted in my mind. After all, they were my older (and much more important) brothers.

    The finest of memories Smiley.


    Re: 1958 Speedster

    I wonder how the future similar stories will sound… Me and my father replacing the battery? Updating the software? Smiley


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    Pentium:

    I wonder how the future similar stories will sound… Me and my father replacing the battery? Updating the software? Smiley


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    There is no try. Just do.

     

    Smiley - Im hoping that we are able to resist  heading down the dubious path that they have predetermined for us all. 


    Re: 1958 Speedster

    Sensationalblush


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    Dad with Porsche  - Rampa da Polana 1961.jpgI don't mean to take over this wonderful thread, so apologies are in order.

    This is a Picture of my father and the Super 90 after winning the Polana Hill Climb (Mozambique) in 1961.

    The picture is taken from a very large book that I own about the history of Motorsports in Mozambique so apologies for it being so blurred. (The picture is actually from a newspaper clipping )

    I just "dig" those white walled tires!!!

     

     

     


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    Spyderidol:

    I don't mean to take over this wonderful thread, so apologies are in order.

    This is a Picture of my father and the Super 90 after winning the Polana Hill Climb (Mozambique) in 1961.

    The picture is taken from a very large book that I own about the history of Motorsports in Mozambique so apologies for it being so blurred. (The picture is actually from a newspaper clipping )

    I just "dig" those white walled tires!!!

     

     

     

    Thanks for sharing Smiley. I would never have guessed that there was a book on motorsport in Mozambique!


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    Back in the day, Mozambique has quite an active Motorsport scene. Mozambique is a neighboring country to South Africa and we all know that SA had a tremendously vibrant and rich Motorsport history (They had their own F1 championship back in the 60's. Also the first full sponsored liveried F1 car was the Gunston (sponsor) F1 car driven John Love). Many SA drivers came to race in events held in Mozambique. Mostly Rally, but also sportscar races held at quite a good track which is very close to where I currently reside. In fact, in some years, the races held in Mozambique actually counted toward the SA championship. All that is in the past, but your superb pictures struck a chord in me, and all the old wonderful memories returned. Now back to your Speedster.

     

    BTW - the book is huge. It weighs 5 Kg..so the history is quite extensive.

     


     
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