Porsche 356 The Porsche 356 was a sports car sold from 1948 through 1965, and was Porsche's first production automobile.

356 Outlaw VS Purist

Old 08-16-2010, 03:09 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1
Exclamation 356 Outlaw VS Purist

I was reading an article on a beautiful 53' outlaw here: http://autoeclectic.com/august

Article starts on page 60

The question came to mind:

What is better to restore a 356 to the original glory or to make a few mild upgrades for the purpose of enjoyment?

Read the article as this outlaw is awesome.

Post you thoughts below
Old 08-22-2010, 04:03 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 936

There are so few restoreable cars from that era that I would restore any that are left.

There are at least two good reproduction 356 companies out there that can provide you a 356-look alike that is visually indistinguishable from the original unless you want it to differ. One uses rebuild VW Beetle (original pans and engines and makes something very close to the original, but offers upgraded VW brakes and suspension and engine for a much more driveable car by modern standards.
The other uses a custom frame and a Suburu boxer engine and puts down 250 HP easy. I looked into buying one (or a restored original) about a year ago before deciding to stuck with only old English sports cars. the repros are impressive, fitted out well the two repros can't be told from the original at even 10 feet away. Yet if you want, you can have AC and stereo, and more important, better brakes and no snap oversteer.
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Porsche 356
05-17-2012 11:42 AM
Porsche 356
09-06-2007 05:34 PM
Porsche 356
07-01-2007 06:45 PM
Porsche 356
05-10-2007 12:10 PM
New Members Area
09-22-2006 11:17 AM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 356 Outlaw VS Purist

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.