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Updated on May 06, 2012
Just a bit of a sleeper.
Before anyone goes on a Porsche rant on destroying a great specimen I would like to point out my top 10 list for why one would "do such a thing."
#10-I inherited it, I don't have the kind of money, like some, to go out and buy one to fix up, and no she is not for sale.
#9-It is a single family owned car and the original owner went from a stock 1600 to the S90, so that is where the idea came from.
#8-Have you seen the cost of Porsche period correct parts for the 356A?
#7-Because the people who complain about not going stock and keeping it orignal never seem to offer the cash to help make that happen, so put up or shut up.
#6-Dr. Porsche had a great idea and design, but even he (one might think) liked originality and change, hence 356 Pre-A, A, B, C, Coupe, Roadster, Speedster etc) HMMMMMM.
#5-The blending of new Porsche inginuity with an old Porsche 356 is still pure and true to it's heritage.
#4-I can use the replaced / removed parts off her for generating cash to complete her; she pays her own way.
#3-It's better to have a Porsche daily driver and drive it than to have her & wonder when someone else will fix it for me.
#2-Part of the agreement when she was passed on to me from grandpa was, promise me you'll drive her and use her not just put her somewhere and look at it.
#1-Because, It's MINE!!!!!!
Back to reallity,
Okay, I guess I am leaning this way. Here are some of the modifications I am using or planning to use:
-FIRST, I started my Outlaw modifications in the shop. Check this out, what is it? Yes it is one of a kind and what I believe to be the first Porsche Shop Sink. Yes it is original Porsche equipment.....
1-944 front and rear disc brakes with the 944 master cylinder
2-Aluminum Porsche rims ??? Wait till they are polished then you will understand the beauty and light weight, great mixture for the Outlaw.
Beofre the polisher After the polisher, NICE!
3-Coilovers and drop spindles in the front to facilitate lowering the center of gravity a few inches
4-Black paint with red interior
5-Porsche modified 914 seats or old style looking seats
6-Huge!!! Powerplant (huge compared, to oem, 2180 Stroker built on 1600 case)
7-Race quality tranny, freeway Flier
8-Electric fuel pump
9-Nerf style Porsche bumpers
<-- like in this photo
12-Found this Pic someone did a great job. My idea is quite similar.
13-New shifter options, as advertised on Thesamba.com
!!So Many Options!!
14-Custom made Logos, this is not the final product, but rather the rough cut ready to be polished and plated.
16- Torsion bar covers
16-Custom Aluminum toe-boards (my work / side project)
17-Custom Intake for air (I started this, now Jason will have to finish it so it looks right).
18-Loads of FUN+++
Site Page Index
(1) Documents and Historical Facts
(2) The Tear Down
(3) Out with the Old
(4) Der Silberne Blitz ~Reborn~
(5) Modifications and Customs
(6) Der Super 90
(7) Stroker 2180, an Outlaw power plant
(8) Not an Outlaw, Just a Sleeper
(9) The Story
(10) About the Original Owner (Uncle Rod)
(12) Direct Comparison (old vs new)
(13) First Event and then the rebuild
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Great looking, Interested in buying 307-413-9749
I'm so jealous. This IS my favorite Porsche EVER! I love the old 356s. Beautiful piece of art. 5 stars
dream no more, thinking about selling. Interested?
Always nice to see people involve their kids in projects like this. Even if it is just showing the car at a car show kids love it and look up to their daddy's.
excellent work !! definitely great restoration project. beautiful porsche, full vote fm me
Sick ass documentation w/ the car and project. love your page 5*'s all the way check mine out!
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