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VOL 2 NO 5 JUNE 1976
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VOL 2
N O
5
JUNE
1976
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PORSCHE 356
OWNERS & LOVERS
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DEPARTMENTS
Of Interest ... letters and other miscellany . . 2
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Technical . .Vic Skirmants, editor .
Reviews ...Rick Foster, editor . . . . . . . . . . . 5.
History ...Jim Perrin, editor . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Restoration ...Brett Johnson, editor . . . . . . 10
The 1st 356 Photo Competition deadline has been
extended to August 1st ...the reason: the number of
entries was not commensurate with the prizes
offered. It may not be quite fair to the few that had
their entries in on time but the DurDose of the
contt:st nas to accLmL ate a store o l photograpns
ssLes t n r o ~ g n o d me
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f r u c ntl r v t o g r a n for ft.t.rt
upcoming year. Take a chance ...all you can do is
win!
FEATURES
Historic Plates ...Raskin, Gilbert & Perrin . 12
Porsches as investments? ...Phil Reese . . . 1 3
credits
COVER:
Peter
Vandine,
San
Francisco,
Member Frank Barrett (PCA National Newsletter
Chairman) has forwarded information on 2nd class
mailing which we are investigating. Apparent
disadvantages: general government red tape,
inconsistent and slow delivery. Advantage: i t i s
cheap! (Postage is our 2nd largest expense by far.)
Thanks to Frank for this helpful information. This
shouid also help dispel some of the persistent
undercurrent that the REGISTRY is anti PCA and
that our groups are somehow on parallel
competitive courses.
Cal.
GRAPHICS &TYPES: Shinn Graphics, Westerville,
Ohio
The 356 REGISTRY s the publcation of the 356 REGISTRY. an
organization oriented exclusively t o the interests, needs and
unique problems of the 356 Porsche owner and enthusiast. Our
goal s to help in the preservation and perpetuation of the vintage
356 Porsche.
Just received a postcard from Bob & Ginny
Gummow. They are in Europe and had attended the
356 Euroclub's spring meet: "43 Porsches from
Sweden, Belgium. France, Lichtenstein, Austria
and Germany-had a great time ..." We'll be expecting a story from them o n their return to the States.
43 cars? What better lead into our promotional
campaign of our annual 356festivities? You will find
details and entry blank in the centerfold section of
this issue for the 2nd 356 Holiday. I f 2 days of 356
Porsche activities and some good fellowship with
people that have a strong mutual interest is your
bag, than this event is for you! It promises to be a
good time ...make plans now!
(A356 is defned as the s l m i a r body style sews Porsche from the
1948 prototype through and i n c u d n g the 1965 356C models.)
Sentviaarmal.
Publisherand editor: Jerry Keyser. P O . Box 7845, Columbus, Oh.
43207. (614) 443-9709.
Tech editor: V l c Sklrmants. 27244 Ryan. Warren, M l c h 48092.
Membershiochairman: Bill Durland, 99 Roundhill R d . Greenwlch.
Conn 6 8 3 0 .
Reviews editor: Rick Foster. 6218 Frederick Rd., Catansviie. Md.
21228.
Historian: J i m Perrln. 2041 Willow8ck Dr.. Columbus. Oh. 43229.
2nd 356 Holiday Chairman: Torn Oerther. 6160 Berknshaw Dr.,
Cincinnati. Oh. 45230.
Recommended Workshop Chairman: Gary Soiem, 119 North St..
~ e a l d s b u r g ,C a l 95448.
i don't know how many of you have noticed, but the
cover on this issue marks the 11th straight cover
from Peter Vandine! Peter has done them all since
we started. I think you will agree that he has the job
as long as he wants it, one of our unsung heroes!
The cover is definitely one of the things that helps
make the REGISTRY what it is today by adding
some class to our publication and giving us that
quality look. Let's hear it for Peter!
C o n t r b u t a n s are welcome. All Submittals should be typed or
pilnted. preferably double spaced. Color photos generally do not
reproduce well: artwork should have goad contrast. If you require
the return of anything submitted. please lnclude a self addressed
and stamped envelope. The right t o edit or refuse publ~cationis
resewed: not responsible for e r r o r s o r o m s s o n s .
We've always beep especially proud of the
international makeup of our membership. We
currently have members from Canada, England,
Germany, Switzerland. Italy, Saudi Arabia, Japan
and now Sweden and Norway. Unfortunately, not
only did domestic postage take a jump but so did
All copy must bereceived by the first of the month in which it i s to
appear. The356REGiSTRY i s a b i ~ m o n t h l ypublication, mailing on
or about t h e l 5 l h of theeven numbered months
This Issue: press run of800copies
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foreign delivery. I hope this doesn't discourage
prospective foreign members but out o f necessity,
effective immediately, foreign subscription rates
must be raised to $15/U.S. This does not include
Canadian or APO deliveries. All foreign subscriptions will be mailed viaair mail. Incidentally, several
of our newest foreign members can be directly
attributed to the writeup of the REGISTRY by
Historian Jim Perrin in the latest (No. 122, Aprii
1976) CHRISTOPHORUS. We've had inquiries from
356 Porsche people ail over the world from this
mention.
i am pleased to report that there was a tremendous
response to our ad in the last issue for back
issues . w e are "cleaned" out! (Except a few of
VOI. 1, NO. 5) 1 was pleased to increase the treasury
and pleased to end the hassle. I am just sorry that
everyone's requests couldn't be filled. it seems that
I've opened a can of worms judging from some of
the comments received, some almost indignant:
"Isn't there just one more issue floating around
somewhere?"
NO.
"Don't you have the original plates to run off
some more?"
Not for theearly issues.
"Can't you Xerox copies?" or "Send me the
originals and 1'11 Xerox ..." I don't have the time or
facilities to do this; the risk of loss is too great.
"DO YOU know where I can get back issues?"
Have YOU tried the wanted section or entered the
photo contest?
As a explanation. remember that the eariy press
runs were small, usually less that 400 copies. At
that time, with only a few members, a press run of
400 was huge! Everytime we ran an ad in R&T we
received 100-200 new inquiries and each got a
sampie copy. We have done a lot of other
advertising for new members also.
Judging from the number of requests, I would say
that there is a potential for a commercial venture in
this area, possibly on a licensing or royalty
arrangement.
Quote from a typical letter received ... "You are
doing a great job, we really look forward to receiving
each Issue of the REGfSTRY but don't burn out!"
Usually we don't toot our own horn and this is no
exception ...the significance of the above is that I
receive at least one admonition a week on burning
out. I won't as long as I keep getting help ...crisis
(Stress) situations develop only when I go to the
Well and it is dry. Permit me to reverse the question:
Will YOU burn out?"
Be sure to patronize our advertisers ...and welcome
back Kotter! ...er. I mean Stoddard!
S p e c i a l i s t s in t h e m a i n t e n a n c e , m o d i f i c a t i o n
a n d repair o f Porsche automobiles
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Phone ( 8 1 1 ) 2 6 1 1441
of interest
(letters & other miscellany)
Many of you have taken the time to write about how
much vou aooreciated the POC Trouble Shooting
Guide ;eprini.'~pparently we stumbled into an area
of great need ...if anyone has a similar type booklet
or knowledge of such that you think would be of
general interest, send it in. We'll go after reprint
permission for ageneral distribution.
It is official! Tom McDonald. Public Relations
Manager, Porsche + Audi Div., V.O.A. has
authorized the use of the logo and Porsche crest on
our newsletter and stationery for editorial purposes.
TO our advertisers, other than official P + A dealers:
any usage of the extended Porsche lettering or the
Porsche crest is a violation of the international
trademark laws and is subject to scrutiny by V.O.A.
corporate attorneys. A special thanks to Tom ...we
have placed him on our mailing list as he is most
interested in keeping abreast of all news relative to
old and new Porsches.
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"Several years ago I bought 4 new 5.25X16 tires and
tubes for my '54 Speedster. I'd like t o buy a few
spares for future use but have been unable to locate
any. Semperit apparently could not justify small lot
production of the obsolete tires, so they were
discontinued. Could an effort be made to purchase
obsolete, yet producable items such as Semperit
tires?" Phillip Gandy, Hartsville, S.C.
If anyone else is considering a swap meet in your
local area remember the tried and proven swap meet
flyer art work i s available. K. Hoseid, Dothan,
Alabama, reports a successful event in the Northern
Florida Region, PCA, last month. I f you're
interested in obtainir,g this artwork, drop a line.
"Would appreciate knowing if some sort of
membership I.D. is available; local Porsche dealer
will extend 10% parts discount with membership
card (Niello P+A, Sacramento)." Robt. Frank,
Carmichael, CA N o t currently. Until now, there
hasn't been a particularly good reason to have
one...comments?
"I'd like to see a listing of current prices for 356
models.'' D. Ohanian, Boston. See Phil Reese's
article, "Porsche's as Investments?", this issue.
"Based on the comments you must have received on
your estimates of activelremaining 356's (Vol. I,
NO.3 and No. 4),how about a re-examination of the
subject?" Phil Reese, Camarillo. CA
"...will be in Germany for another 5 months. Parts
appear usually available, except for body parts.
Anyone unable to locate a part can write to me,
include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and I
will try t o assist." William James, HQ Berlin Bde,
Comptroller Div, APO NY, 09742
"Reference the item, April 1976 newsletter in the "Of
Interest" column: I have just bought a 1962 Lotus
Elite in England and can say from the most recent
experience that spares for Elites have not
disappeared but have been concentrated in the
hands of Mr. Miles Wllkins who is an Elite fanatic
and in business to service and maintain the car.
Club Elite of Great Britain thrives and Club Elite of
North America. P.O. Box 351, Clarksville, Tenn.
also thrives and has a growing number of parts for
these cars. Both clubs have actively sought the
original manufacturers of parts for the Elite and in
many cases succeeded in getting obsolete parts
madeagain. Thus, yourefforts forthe 356 series are
closely paralleling thoseof Clubs Elite." Donald A.
Barlett, APO, N.Y.
"...encourage Porsche owners to keep their cars as
original as possible and not the "tricked-up
Kalifornia Kustoms" ...keep the REGISTRY a useful
historical document since part of our cars are
already classics ..." Walt Sobek, Western Springs,
111.
"Attached is the translation of the bylaws of the
Porsche 356 Euroclub. (A non-profit organization
aimed to associate the Porsche tvDes 356. S w d e r
and 904 models in cultivating common interesis in
the nature of sports, tourism and social events.) I
suggest that we become associated members and in
turn offer them an associate membership. I would
think that a lot of our members would be interested
in exchange of information, especially parts
availabilitv . . " R.A Lohnert. E. Peoria. ill.
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"...regarding club activities and a formal structure. I
think it would be a mistake t o become too formal.
Through years of involvement with SCCA & PCA I've
seen a tremendous number of problems develop
Manufacturers and distributors of
obsolete rubber and trim items for the
vintage and 900 series Porsche.
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SPECIAL - Body I.D. number plaque
(Reutter Karosserie) $4.00, Bee-hive
taillight base seal $3.00 ea., door
handle rubber early square type $2.50,
k). 0. Box 3170. Long Reach. California 90803
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around club politics, the administration of
competitive events, etc. The REGISTRY can serve as
an exchange of information and parts and some
occasional socializing without getting into the
organizational hassles usually seen in more formal
organizations." Mike Robbins, Indianapolis.
After a good rust-out, a typical area looks like:
"Let's have an article on just the rust that eats
through the bottom outside of doors." Charles
Preston. Tyler, TX
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"...how do you suggest purchasing something from
your sale ads? I hesitate to send money to a
stranger on good faith that he will forward
merchandise and I can understand his reluctance at
sending merchandise to me on good faith, hoping I
will send money on receipt." Robt. Rakowskl,
Viruinia Beach, VA To m v knowledse there hasn't
been a problem yet ...maybe because-the 356 owner
is a cut above average! Comments or possible
solutions?
...... . ..
Note the dotted lines indicating the absence of
sections of floor, side-sill, and longitudinal
member. Area"A" no longer exists in certain spots,
while area "8" is 98% perfect. The first step of
course is to re-establish the existence of floor to
side-sill. I won't knock sheet metal screws, pop
rivets, or brazing as a means of attaching new
metal. I like t o weld new metal in, but not all of us
are equipped to do this. So, use what you want
except for fiberglass! Yecchh! Once you have
recreated 2 4 of area "A", the car is safe to drive. Of
course you'll still want to fix it completely, so the
next step is the re-installation of the longitudinal
members.
You can of course make your own longitudinals, but I prefer t o buy them ready to put on,
with the iack receiver. They areavailable from two of
our advertisers, ~toddard-ImportedCars, Inc., and
International Automobile Enterprises, Inc. The 1955
and older models had the iack receiver in a different
location than the 1956-6$s, so it's best for these
older models to get the longitudinals with the jack
receivers unattached and put them on after the
longitudinal is in place.
I will now describe how I do the aforementioned. Make your own modifications t o the procedure
depending on which means of attachment you will
use.
"I bought my first Porsche in 1953 (1500 S Coupe)
from Dr. F. Porsche at the factory (I was told later
that was a no-no). I was supposed t o go t o Hahn
Motor farkzeung (dealer) in downtown Stuttgart. I
was stationed at the U.S. Constabulary HQ's
Varhingen. I got to see my car built from the time
the body came out of Reutter body shop next door
until it was finished!" Bob Del Fiorentino. Concord,
CA
technical
VIC SKIRMANTS, Editor
I think it's time for an explanation of practically
the most common area of Porsche 356 corrosion
and how to repair it. I am talking about the
longitudinal members that carry the jack receivers.
A cross-section through a side-sill would look like:
In area "A", the Side-Sill, Longitudinal, and
Floor are all spot-welded together; in area "B", The
Side-Sill, Longitudinal, and Outer Rocker are all
spot-welded together.
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ROCKER
FLOOR
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Cut away as much as possible of the old
longitudinal. Drill some '/a" holes through the
vertical part of the outer rocker about every 4" as
shown. If you have the ready-made longitudinal, cut
Off the horizontal lip along the top so the piece fits
up between the outer rocker and what's left of the
old longitudinal.
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NOW weld the new longitudinal to the outer
rocker through the 'A" holes. I also like to weld 1"
beads along the bottom between the hole welds.
NOWweld the longitudinal t o the fioor, rebuild the
fore and aft splash areas that join to the edge of the
longitudinal and you're done with that part of your
repair. Wasn't that easy? Oh, by the way, be sure
the car is properly supported or your cabrioletspeedster-roadster doors will no longer open-closechoose one from column A and one from column 6 .
You can also warp a coupe, so don't you guys get
too smug!
And now another product t o protect our
beloved undersides. Both Mike Kerker, Oswego NY,
and Robert Frank, Carmichael CA, recommend a
product called "OSPHO". It is a rust neutralizing
brush-on liquid that should be used before priming.
I haven't used it yet, but i t sounds pretty good. i t i s
available from THE SKYBRYTE CO (formerly
Rusticide Products Co), 3125 perkins ~ v e . ,
Cleveland, OH 44114.
[Ed's. note: Please forward your tech questions/
comments/hints directly to Vic. 27244 Ryan,
Warren, M I 48092. Please note that i t i s our policy
not to print tech material without Vic's prior
examination o f it. I f you have an immediate problem
which can't wait u n t i l the next issue appears, drop
him a line and please include a S.S.A.E. [stamped,
self-addressed envelope. Comments and questions
of general interest will b e published. Thank you.]
reviews
by Rick Foster
I had a real pleasure the other day. I was
visiting my college roomate out in Ohio, and on a
rainv Saturdav afternoon with not much aoina on.
we decided t o hop over to Stoddard lmp&tedUcars
in nearby Willoughby. I'd heard a lot about the place
-best Porsche dealer in the Midwest, best source of
356 restoration parts, and s o forth, and I wanted to
see for myself. Well, we got there without mishap,
and with one look through the door we knew we'd
hit the jackpot. On the showroom floor sat a
beautiful green '58 speedster looking for all the
world as if it had just roiled out the factory door.
Next to it sat a very nice C coupe. Down the way a
little were more 356's and two 904's. At first i
thought I was getting double vision, for how often
do you find a 904 in the middle of Ohio, let alone
two of them? And parked in a corner of the
showroom was your everyday-go-to-market 917
looking for all the world as if its 575 HP were about
t o run rampant and knock down the wails! All in all,
it was quite a sight. After we had been standing
there for a couple of minutes trying to decide
whether it was more appropriate to leap into the air
in ecstacy or to merely faint, Chuck Stoddard
himself appeared and proceeded to give us a
personal tour of his establishment. The 917, one of
the 904's, a B roadster, Convertible D, and 356
Continental coupe were all part of his own Porsche
collection which he keeps on the showroom fioor.
I've seen some mighty nice Porsches before, but
there are none finer than these. The Continental
coupe was all original he said, having been driven
cross country from California, using only a quart of
oil in the process. (The last 356 I'd seen was on top
of a mountain in West Virginia, and its condition led
me to question how it had gotten t o the top in the
first place!) It was an extraordinary collection and it
made my poor B coupe look like something from
Tobacco Road. Chuck was kind enouah
- to show us
? rest of the agency, including the engine ant
The
Seat
We are proud t o offer this authentic
reproduction constructed of reinforced fiberglass. The seat i s upholstered, using top
grade U.S. vinyl to match original, with back
side covered with the original 356 carpeting.
The seat i s adaptable t o other models
including the 900 series.
Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ea. $159.50
Wooden Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ea.
27.50
Hinges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pr.
19.50
AUTOS
CARRERA
P.O. Box6223
San Diego. CA 92106
714-224-9688
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dyno rooms, parts department and body shop.
where a customer's Carrera Speedster was
undergoing restoration. A very impressive outfit,
and I'm grateful for the tour Chuck. I highly
recommend that any REGISTRY members make it a
point to stop by if in the neighborhood.
So where are the reviews? Well, all this has
been a prelude to a sneak preview from the
upcoming Porsche 356 catalog compilation. If any
of you don't have the Stoddard catalog for Porsche
restoration parts yet, by all means send your $3.00
to Stoddard Imported Cars, Inc., 38845 Mentor
Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio 44094 immediately. Need
a right front fender for your SC? Need the rubber
trim for the coupe's quarter windows? Need a
handle for that parking brake, or the other half of
your "Super" emblem? Need a brand new 1600
Super 90 complete engine, for crying out loud?
Well, all that and parts you may not have even
known existed are in the catalog, for sale to ordinary
mortals like you and me. None of it will come
cheap, but it's all high quality equipment. The
available parts are organized into groups in the
catalog (body panels, brake parts, handles and
levers, electrical parts, for instance) and all are
illustrated so you can be sure that you order exactly
what you want. Believe me, this catalog has class,
and if you don't have one you'd better get your rear
in gear and get one before we all wake up and
discover it was only a wonderful dream!
Have you ever wondered about the difference
between a "drift" and a "slide"? Are you on good
terms with "slip angles," "proprioceptors" and
"nine-tenths motoring"? Do you know thedifference
between the average professional racing driver, and
the average enthusiastic driver like you and me? All
these topics and many more are discussed in Denis
Jenkinson's book The Racing Driver, The Theory
and Practice of Fast Driving. It's available from
Classic Motorbooks, 3106 West Lake Street.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416 for $6.95. The book
is dated, having been published in 1959 originally
and it no longer applies to modern day Grand Prix
racing. However, many of the driving techniques
still apply t o typical street cars, and especially to
our equally dated 356 Porsches. The book includes
a technical and analysis of the forces generated by a
traveling car and how these forces can be exploited
and controlled to suit the driver's purposes. In
addition, the characteristics and qualities of
exceptional drivers are studies to give insight into
why some people are capable of controlling a car at
tremendous speeds around difficult corners while
others of us would be pressing our luck just to
heel-and-toe into second and still remember to take
the corner. But some of the best parts of the book,
in my opinion, are the many anecdotes concerning
famous racing drivers, or unusual driving situations
like the time Jenkinson was pressing on around a
bend, only to find a policeman standing in the
middle of the road farther on. Jenks couldn't slow
his Porsche sufficiently to avoid the cop without
sliding into aditch, so he cranked the wheel around,
spun 180 degrees to a stop on the road, and
promptly drove off in the opposite direction! He did
this rather than try to explain t o a doubting
constable that he spun the car on purpose as the
only practical alternative in a tight situation! If
you're at ail concerned with the quality of your
driving and knowing why acar reacts the way it does
to your input, then this book can be highly
recommended. As Jenkinson i s a long-time Porsche
driver, many of his observations have direct
application to our beloved beasts.
Here's a quick note on another Porsche shop
manual. This one is by Autobooks and covers the
356A, B, and C for 1957 through 1965. It's available
from Classic Motorbooks at the address given above
for $9.95. Basically it's a good manual. It has
excellent drawings (liberally borrowed from the
factory manuals) and fair to good photographs, and
it is well organized. The procedures are clearly
written and seem to be complete. (I was helping a
friend remove the camshaft from his Peugeot one
time, and his manual said nothing about taking off
the fuel pump first. That omission made us waste
nearly two hours trying to figure out why the cam
wouldn't come out, so you can see why
"compieteness" is important! You can also see
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something about my mechanical skill since the
pump-jockey at the local gas station probably would
have spotted the fuel pump inside of two minutes.)
Comparing this manual to Elfrink's Porsche
Technical Manual, I would say that it is somewhat
better organized, and has a section on bodywork but
lacks the "inside" knowledge and familiarity so
evident in Elfrink's book. There's a good section on
adjusting the accelerator linkage from pedal to
carburetors, and another on sunroof repairs which I
haven't seen in any of the other manuals. There are
one or two other features that make it stand out, but
all in all it's just an average manual. Considering its
price, I'd recommend Elfrink's manual, although the
Autobook is more widely available.
Long-term readers of Car a n d Driver magazine
might want to dig back and find the September 1967
issue. It contains an article entitled "Love Affair
With a Bathtub" by John Jerome. It's an article
about the Porsche speedster (oh, you guessed?)
that is informative and entertaining and best o f all.
has some of the prettiest color speedster pictures
I've ever seen. ~ e r o m emanages to give the reader an
exceilent idea of what the speedster was all about
simple, fast, unbreakableand amenable to doina all
the crazy things that you could imagine. And it was
uglylbeautifui, depending on your frame of mind at
the moment. I don't know if back issues are
available from Car and Driver, but their address is
One Park Avenue, New York. New York 10016.
Hopefuily they'll have at least one each for ail you
lucky speedster owners.
Well, that's it for this month's column. I want to
thank all you members who have been kind enough
to write with suggestions and sources of
information. A lot of vour ideas will be showing- up
.
here in future columns, so keep your advicecoming.
In the meantime, let's keep those beautiful cars
going!
1976 356 REGISTRY
Photo Competition
set of the 356 REGISTRY from Vol 1 , No
-
2nd Place A new uncirculated original
edition of PORSCHE THE FIRST DECADE, by Walter Spielberger
tion t o the REGISTRY
Honorable Mentions: Prominent display
special mention.
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Requirements:
Open to all current members o f the
REGISTRY
Subiect matter must be 356 related
~ h o i o smust be original and never
published
Prefer black and white glossies
Each photo must be captioned and
Include your name
All entries must be received by
August 1,1976
[To enter is to expressly accept these requiremenis]
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Edltor Keyser. Criterion for judging:
what ever grabs us!
Photos will be returned after our use upon request
history
b y J i m Perrln
Porsche recently completed an area at StuttgartZuffenhausen at the factory for a museum. I had the
opportunity t o go through the new museum in May
while in Europe on a business trip. There are about
25 cars in the museum. Most of these are Porsches,
but several arevehicles that Dr. Porsche had a major
role in designing before producing his own cars.
The museum has four 356 series cars, plus a
number of racing cars produced in the same time
period as the 356 cars were produced. These other
cars include two Spyders, a 4 cylinder Formula 1
car, an 8 cylinder Formula 1 car and a recently
acquired 904. (The904 and a906 were traded in on a
new Porsche by King Hussein o f Jordon.)
Theearliest 356 is the first one, the prototype No. 1
roadster with the engine located in front of the
transmission. The aluminum body of this car is
painted silver.
Adjacent to the prototype No. 1 is one of the Gmund
aluminum body coupes. These were the first
production cars produced by Porsche and were built
in Gmund, Austria. These cars are easily identified
by the front quarter windows in the doors that curve
towards the windshield. This car is also silver and is
serial no. 52.
The third 356 series car is a dark grey coupe which is
about a 1951 model. It has a steel body as did all
production cars by this time.
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The museum also has a 3568 Abaiih Carrera Coupe.
This one has provisions for driving lights in the
nose, as some, but not all Abarths did. I don't recall
theserial number but I believe it is a fairly late car in
the Abarth Carrera series o f approximately 20
examples.
The pictures accompany this article were taken
during the museum visit by theauthor.
The famous Number1 356 Prototype. The posters in
the background show early projects with which Dr.
Porsche was associated
Early steel-bodled 356 Coupe. circa 1951. Car in the
foreground is a Formula 1 car with a 4 cylinder, 4
cam engine.
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"1976"
+ + 2nd 356 HOLIDAY 1;. +
CINCINNATI, OHIO
DATE:
September 4 and 5,1976
LOCATION:
The Hilton Inn. 1-275 at U S . 42 Exit 46 (Sharonviile)
ROOM RATES:
Singles ... $20.00or$25.00
DoublesITwins ...$28.00or $33.00
ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE:
Friday. September3
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Saturday, September4
-- Registration 8:OOA.M. thru 10:OOA.M.
Concours preparation and parts salelswap
8:OOA.M. thru l : 0 0 P.M.
Concours judging to begin at 1.00 P.M.
Cocktails (No Host) 7:00 P.M.
Dinner and Concours Awards 8:00 P.M. thru ???
Sunday. September5
-- 9:30 A.M. -Noon -- 356 Evolution slide presentation and film(s) -- JIM PERRIN
Noon - L-U-N-C-H
1:00 P.M. thru 5:00 P.M. (WE WILL HAVE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ... PLEASE IND
REGISTRATION FORM THE ONE YOU PREFER):
a. RALLY. or
b. TECH AND RESTORATION RAP SESSION (VlC SKIRMANTS, DICK WElSS AND OT
356 NAMES!)
7:00 P.M. - Cocktails (No Host)
8:00 P.M. - Dinner and Final Awards
Early Registration 5:00 P.M. thru 9:00 P.M.
The Hiiton Inn features the following for your enjoyment: Famous Chatterly's Lounge, Indoor swimming pool, saunas
outdoor tennis courts and only afew minutes drive from the mall. A parking area has been reserved strictly for Porsches
There will be two classes in the Concours -- Class A: All 356 and 356A cars; Class B : Ail 356 B and 356 C cars. Cleanli
will be the criteria for judging. All cars that are registered wili automatically be entered in the Concours. Only 35
1948-1965 may enter. in addition to the Concours. there wili be an award for the oldest Porsche as well as the long
For the parts salelswap please have all parts clean and tagged with your name and price. Please indicate with your re
parts that you have available for sale or trade and which of these you will bring with you. We will make a master list o
available and will distribute a copy of this list t o you upon your arrival.
Everyone entering must be a 356 REGISTRY Member!
Additional information and detailed instructions will be forthcoming -- be sure and watch for current events in th
The REGISTRY,
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"2ND 356 HOLIDAY
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REGISTRATION FORM"
Name
Others in Party
Address
Phone
City
State
Zip
AWARDS BANQUET RESERVATIONS:
Saturday Evening
Sunday Evening
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$ 9.00perperson
$12.00 per person
REGISTRATION FEE:
Y
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s Nos No-
# Reservations:
# Reservations:
512.00
PLEASE INCLUDE REGISTRATION FEE AND TOTAL AMOUNT FOR DINNERS I N CHECK PAYABLE TO TOM OERTHER
and mail to: TOM OERTHER, 6160 BERKINSHAW DRIVE. CINCINNATI, OHIO 45230 PHONE: 5131232-1909. (NOTE
ROOM RESERVATION DIRECTLY TO THE HILTON INN).
P-L-E-A-S-E INDICATE YOUR CHOICE OF EVENT FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON
... MARK ONE ONLY!
a) Rally
b) Tech and restoration rap session
"2ND 356 HOLIDAY
-- ROOM RESERVATION"
NAME
Number i n Room
ADDRESS
PHONE
CITY
STATE
ZIP
PLEASE CHECK RATE AND ACCOMODATION DESIRED:
SINGLE:
$20.00
DOUBLE:
$28.00
- or
$25.00
or $33.00
DATE OF ARRIVAL
TIME
DATE OF DEPARTURE
MAIL THIS PART TO:
THE HILTON INN
1-275 at U.S. 42
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
Phone: 5131563-8330
ATTENTION RESERVATION CLERK: I am a member of the 356 REGISTRY and rooms have been set aside for us.
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Side view o f 1949 Grnund alloy-bodled Coupe.
Raclng v c t o r e s are s t e d o n the door of the coupe.
Front "New of 1949 Grnund alloy-bodled Coupe
JurQen Earth 1s descrtblng features of the car to
Brenda Perrln.
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restoration
"RUST"
BRETT JOHNSON, Editor
Assuming that we are on a friendly basis with
the neighborhood welder, let's find out why this
unlikely relationship has blossomed recently. For
those neophytes unsure of the answer, try jacking
your vehicle up by the method which Dr. Porsche
intended. Oh fhaf rust! With the helD of Harrv Carter
of Thoroughbred And Classic cars I w i l i try to
describe rust and what t o d o about it.
"Rust is from oxide and there is no chemical
process that wili turn it back into sound rnetai
without using a smelting furnace. There is a
bewildering number of rust killers, rust eaters and
other antirust potions in accessory shops. They all
act by changing rust into a chemical compound
which no longer attacks the rnetai but they will not
put Strength back.''
Thereare two types of rust which the 356 owner
is likely to encounter, surface rust and structural
rust. Though outwardiy a lesser problem surface
rust may be the start of a nice new hole and must be
dealt with accordingly.
First, prepare yourself with a drill and sanding
disc or disc-sander. The paper I use is 3M 20 grit. It
is relatively cheap, has a strong backing, is very
coarse, and thus is very efficient. (The appearance
of such a low grit paper is more like a rock garden
than sand paper and may startle you at first.)
Assuming there is no resultant hole, a rust
preventative is in order. Before deciding which one
to use perhaps a little knowledge of what they are
and how they work is advisable.
"Ail the rust killers are acid based. Some,
almost all the old established ones, use phosphoric
acid. A few, which are popular because they work
faster, use hydrochloric acid as well. You can see
them bubbling away them work any better, only
faster. And it has the disadvantaae that vou have to
neutralise the hydrochloric by washing i i d o w n with
plenty of water. If you don't, it will start on the good
metal as soon as it has finished on the rust. I t will
also bite unmercifully into any paint you put on.
The other disadvantage is that when you wash
it o f f you have to dry the rnetai, especially the
seams, almost immediately to stop it rusting again.
Without Some form of heat this is almost
impossible except in a heatwave. All in all, I regard
hvdrochioric acid as nastv corrosive stuff and Drefer
l o steer c ear 01 r ~ s fiillek
1
wn ch nee0 wash
off
Compounds w 1h phospnor c acld aon'l neeo
washing off. The acid attacks good metal, but
nothing like hydrochloric. Even if swabbed on neat
it would only etch the surface to a matt grey before
it spent itself. in rust killers it Is used at less than
50% strength, and even then there are often
ng
inhibitors to stop it etching the metal too much.
Some potions use tannic acid instead of
phosphoric. These turn the rust into a blue-black
compound, but straight tannic acid is not so good
a rust killer as phosphoric. Later developments of
these rust killers use the more sophisticated
pyrogallic tannic acid which, the makers claim, puts
back the power and has better inhibiting properties
to stop further rusting. Like those with phosphoric
acid, the tannic acid killers do not need washing off.
I'm inclined t o be neutral about the relative merits of
pyrogallic tannic and phosphoric acid rust killers.
The reason I use phosphoric is that it's under half
the price.
You can buy paints which have a rust killing
action, usuaily because they contain phosphoric
acid. Theacid converts the rust, then the paint dries
and seals the metai off from further attack. Where
there is no rust, the paint won't dry and has to be
cleaned o f f , usually with methylated spirit.
Some paints contain fineiy powdered zinc dust.
This in itself won't kill rust, but if there is enough
zinc it helps to stop further rusting. There has to be
356 Porsche Carpeting
356 factory type carpet a v a a b i e by the yard
and in kits for most cars. Colors available:
charcoal, tan, light tan, red.
yardage-$15.00/square yard
k i t s - inquire for price
New 356 Parts
All oarts are factorv new-limited availabiiitv
on most parts
Body - 10-356 A fenders (front and rear)
3-BIC rear panels (644503081.06)
4-356 A bumper bars
2-356 A hoods
2-longtltudlnal members
(644.501.004 00)
Trim - numerous 1500, Carerra, 1600 badges,
mirrors. knobs- much more
Instruments - new or factory reconditioned
tachs, speedos, cluster gauges
SSAE for details on carpet and parts.
P.B. Tweeks, Ltd.
4410 N. Kevstone Avenue
lndianapolis, Indiana 46205
(317) 546-2477
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enough zinc for the particles to be in electrical
contact with each other and the metal. If any water
gets in, the zinc and iron act like a battery with the
car body as the cathode and the zinc as the anode.
The zinc corrodes, and the body doesn't, which is
why these paints sometimes called sacrificial anode
paints. The zinc corrodes to zinc oxide, which has
the big advantage that it doesn't bubble and swell
like iron oxide. It stays the same size as metallic
zinc and clogs up the pores of the paint to stop
more moisture getting to the body."
Well, now its up to you to decide which to use.
I have used Dupont metal conditioner with complete
satisfaction but would be interested to hear of
anyone who has positive or negatlve remarks about
current products on the market. Once again I'd like
to mention that a car in primer is not protected from
rust. The porous nature of primer allows water to
penetrate so it is essential to have your vehicle
under cover until the first waxing.
Concerning structural rust. as anyone who has
read the rust articles of recent months will know you
cut out the bad metai and weid in new. There are not
substtutes. The local discount auto parts stores
h a v e a typesof hole patching kits which require no
welding. Providing that you enjoy patching the
SamE hoies each year there is nothing wrong with
them. Filling a hole with piastic or aluminum foil
can have disastrous effects when a piece fails out of
your carat the concours.
The most common structural weaknesses are
underneath the c a r - the front struts, the rear torsion
bar mounts and the floor in general. They are the
most serious because of their intimate involvement
with the suspension and the unit body construction.
In addition, they are the most expensive areas to
repair because of the neccesity of new or fabricated
panels that must be weided into place. There are of
course other areas on the body which are commonly
involved-around the headlights. in front and behind
doors. the rocker panels and along the rear roof
seam just to name a f e w .
Professional welders in my area charge
$6-8lhour for their labor and materials. They
recommend to save them time and you money to
haveaii piecesfitted and themetal bright and shiny.
The neighborhood welder rarely charges more than
five dollars an h o u r a n d might even let you off with
cost of materials and a six-pack. though quality
Often is not professional, the price is certainiy right.
Not being an expert welder myself, I went to my
neighborhood welder and asked him what was
needed in the way of tools and how the non-welder
can save himself some money by doing preparation
work for the welder. The tools recommended are the
oxy-acetylene unit (no arc-welders), a small aircraft
torch with tips, 1, 3 and 5. A small light torch is
much easier to use for awkward piaces and usually
easier to control. Vice grips, 2-Clamps, and
hammers are all essential. H e suggests a body
hammer and Dollies but crude-types like myself
can manage with two conventional hammers, one
backing up the other. Rounding out the tool
collection are t i n snips and a jig saw.
Concerning materials he states that cold rolled
steel 16-20 gauge, approximates the original. In
addition, to those reasons suppiied in the April
issue by Peter Thompson, galvanized steel is a
potential health hazard and loses the zinc coating
around the weld. You'll also need welding and
boaring rod which can be supplied by a welding
supply house.
Patching holes or replacing panels is the next
decision. Depending on the number, the cost or the
avaiiabiity of the panels involved this can be a
difficult decision. When replacing complete panels
the amount of work is reduced substantially. Cut
around the edge of the body where you plan to fit
the panel with a saw or snips, fit the piece, clamp,
screw or rivet it in Flace and then weld or braze.
Patching is essentially the same process but on
a smaller scale. If making your own pieces there is
the problem of shaping the piece. This can be done
by first making a cardboard template, then cutting
the piece with snips or saw and bending it to
general shape. Keeping in mlnd that original
appearance is important, but that the strength is
more important than appearance at least underneath. I recommend welding as opposed to brazing
for any highly stressed surface and of course
continuous bead welding is better than spot
w e l d n g . Providing the finished patch looks similar
to what was there originally you'd be surprised how
much you can cover up with a thick undercoat.
After welding in the piece again clean the
surface occasionally covered with carbon residues
and then paint immediately both sides if possible
with a rust preventative paint, (such as Rustoleum
red primer). Use it generously and leave no bare
metal uncovered. With the floor pan repaired and
ready for the undercoat it is now appropriate to start
considering body work and rust removal on the
'shlny side'.
The next article will contain information on
body work and emphasis on that troublesome spot
in front of the doors. Anyone wishing to contribute.
Please send information to me: Brett Johnson. 3628
Giencairn Lane. Indianapolis. Ind. 46205.
I am grateful to my netghborhood welder. Mr.
Llew Kinst o f Muncie. Ind. and especialiy to
Thoroughbred A n d Classic Cars magazine for
permission to use tnformation concerning rust
preventatives from their April 1976 issue.
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features
HISTORIC PLATES
IT'S HISTORY NOW!
Lee Raskin
[Ed's note: This article originally appeared in
Porsche Patter, the newsletter of the Chesapeake
Region, P.C.A., March 7976. Lee advises that the
region i s submitting a similar article to Panorama in
hopes that other owners may convince their state
officials to adopt similar regulations.]
Upon attempting to re-title my newly acquired
Speedster at the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration this past November, I made an inquiry as to
whether Porsche was on the list of Historical
Vehicles, which was established a f e w years ago. To
my surprise, it was; however. the Motor Vehicle
Administration only allowed owners o f those
Porsches produced from 1950 thur 1957 to obtain
historic status.
356 MONEY SAVERS
B o b Gilbert
At several recent meetinas discussion has
broken out concerning historical license piates for
Porsches. After being shuffled through several
departments, I think I have all the facts:
(Pennsylvania)
The following is a list (unusual as it may be) of
Porsches presently eligible for historic piates:
1. RS. 2. RSK, 3 . 906, 4 . 356, 5. 356C, 6. Speedster.
The fourth item is the catchall -- any 356
Porsche may now apply. So, if you own a 356 A, B,
or C, and can meet some not too stringent
requirements, it might be wise to look into this type
of plate. About the only reason one could not get
antique plates is if the car is used as a full time car.
Legislation has been introduced for a "classic"
car plate - color to be a not very pretty white with
lavender numbers. The legislation is to cover cars
which are classic. but have not reached the antique
age requirement.
Knowing a little bit about Porsche history
myself, I felt that 1957 was a very poor arbitrary
selection for a historical cut-off date. The 356 A
series was produced from late 1955 thru December,
1959 and during that period of Porsche production,
only minor mechanical and cosmetic changes were
made to the Coupes. Cabriolets and Speedsters.
Of course, during 1959 the Speedster was
revised in favor of roil-up windows, a larger
windshield (fixed) and redesigned top. This revised
"A" model was not built by Reutter but by Drauz and
became known as the Convertibie"D".
The Porsche Factory always considered 1956
thru 1959 model years to be a single series as
evidenced by supplying only one workshop manual
and parts manual to the Porschedealers.
Through the help and expertise o f Jim Perrin,
PCA National Secretary and Historian of the 356
REGISTRY, i obtained his endorsement i n support
of my written proposal t o the Maryland Motor
Vehicle (MVA) Administration to expand the
Historical classification of the Porsche thru 1959.
NOconsideration was given t o include the356 B and
C series at this time since these cars have not
acquired historical interest in automotive circles.
The MVA Committee Board met in session this
past December for their annual meeting to review
proposed changes to the existing Rules and
Regulations governing Historic Motor Vehicles. I
am pleased to be able to submit the following
favorable reply which l recently received from the
MVA:
[Ed's note: This article originally appeared i n der
Porsche Sprecher, the newsletter o f the Central
Pennsylvania Region, P.C.A., April 1976. Bob i s
President o f the region.]
IMPORTANT NOTICE!
J i m Perrin, Historian
There is a possible consequence on obtaining
historical plates for your vehicle that may not be
obvious. Simply stated, it is that once you have a
car registered with yourstateas a historical vehicle,
you automatically have put your car in a special,
relatively small group. Many (if not most) of the cars
in this group have high monetary values and
therefore
mav suddenlv be of interest to tax
- collectors as a possible source of additional
revenue!! This is currently under consideration in at
least one state. Because the group of cars in any
given state registered as historic vehicles is only a
very small percentage of the total automobile
registrations, it therefore can not constitute a very
large lobby group t o try and fight any proposed
taxes or special assessments. Caveat emptor!
"... the
Motor Vehicle Administration has
conducted its annual commitfee meeting regarding
historic motor vehicle requests. As a result, we wish
to advise that 7958 and 7959 Porsches have been
approved for historic status.
However, i t will take approximately ninety days
for this Administration to re-write and implement
the Rules and Regulations governing historic motor
vehicles. After these Rules and Regulations become
effective, you may at that time apply for historic
tags. "
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PORSCHES AS INVESTMENTS
(A SUMMARY OF 356 APPRECIATION)
Phil Reese
For the past several years, in the face of the rampant inflation in this country, it has been general
knowledge that, if properly done, an excellent. hedge against that inflation is investing in old
automobiles. The word 'old' may imply 'antique', 'vintage', 'classic', or even 'special interest' t o some
people. To those of us of normal means, however, at least three of those categories are out of the
question - the entry price is too high. I am of the opinion though, that many sports and GT cars of the
1950's and early '60's, as well as a few relatively new cars, are excellent investment opportunities. If
Some of these turn out to be Porsches, the investment can also be a lot of fun. It's nice t o be able t o go
out into the garageand admire your portfolio.
Since 1972, a part of mv Porsche hobby has been examining and recording the prices of the
Porsches for sale in the L. A. Times. I've also Spent quite a number of Sundays down in Los Angeles,
answerina theadsand lookina at the cars for the possibility of occasionally investina in one. From this
evper cnce can verlfy trial aiarge percentage o f tne Porscnes aavertlsea are so d w i h m one wee6.end.
Add11ona y, tne T mes pollcy o f n c l ~ dng m e cense nLrnber o f cars advert sed manes it easy l o see f
ads are repeated from week t o week. They seldom are, again indicating that Porsches are sold quickly
and that the advertised Drices aren't too far out of line.
Tne nteresl ng tn ng shown by tn s exarninat on o f Tfmes' data is that t clearly illustrates the rise n
asn.ng pr ces o f o aer Porsches, at least s nce 1972. *hen I began keep ng my notes. The grapn at the
top of the next page shows the asking (and presumably nearly the selling) prices of 356 A, B, and C
series cars.
The procedure I used to construct the figure is fairly simple. I listed all the prices for two Sundays
two weeks apart in the month listed, threw out those ads that indicated the car was significantly above
or below normal (that is, 'needs body work', or 'no engine', or 'absolutely unbelievable concours winner.
never driven except t o Porsche Parade', etc.), and then averaged the three highest in each year. Why
average the three highest you ask, instead of them all? Well, this article and my interest are directly
toward nice cars, those in which a PCA member would be interested. Besides, if I averaged all the prices
exceot those thrown out. the numbers reallv don't ao down verv much.
Not ce parttcLlarly that the prces overkven a i e n year per b d arop very l ~ t t l e and
,
that any 356A or B
was brlnq nq more n Aug 1975 than a 356C was just 3% years ago If yob own a 356, just reaa the graph
verticall;for
your year t o see the appreciation in your investment. How can you lose owning a 356?
[Ed's. note: Phil's article orrgrnally appeared i n Der Auspuff, fhenewslelfer of the Santa Barbara Region.
P.C.A.. January '76. Phil. ''As Isometimes write356articles lor our newsletter [I'm editorl. 1'11 send fhem
along for consideration. '1
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USED PORSCHE PRICES BY YEAR SINCE 1972
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for sale
5 LIKE NEW CONDITION chromium plated
wheels for356C19111912 plus 4 enamel crested hub
caps. $300/set. Buyer pays postage. D.A. Bartlett,
86TFG, PSC Box 3773, APO N. Y. 09009.
.
1954 356 Coupe, VW engine, many extras such as
wheels, door, glass, transaxle, has all gauges,
correct Telefunken radio. Car is drivable. $950.00
B i l l Boone [405] 525-0375 after 6 or on weekends.
Oklahoma City,Okla.
PORSCHE CARRERA 2 63
Body No. 123227
Engine No. 'P 97192'
~ e e d full
s restoration.
Write to Hansuli Buchi P.O. Box 72 CH-8630 Rutl
Switzerland
1959 Conv. D #85608. Rarest production Porsche
made. Fresh S-90 engine and trans, chrome wheels,
konis, new parellis, body good, some rust
underneath. needs caroets. Driven reaularlv.
, $2800.
Brian 01so" 5121 Catoha St. # l l O Jacksonville, Fla
32270. 904-778-4510.
Karmann factory steel hardtop from 356A. The top
is black wlgood white headliner and glass rear
windows. David Curtis, 2500 Carter Lane, Columbia,
MO 65201 [314] 449-4870
Electronic 356 VDO tachometers. Convert your
worn mechanical with a new electronic. $50. ea ~ l u s
$1. shipping. Wes Minear, 8603 Cranford, 'sun
Valley, CA 91352
1 set of factory 356 parts manuals: $200. Also 1
356 A parts manual to trade for 356 A shop manual.
4 new 356C hubcaps, $80. John Raysich, 633
Lakeview Dr., Washington, PA 15301 [412] 228-0046
356 B parts. Type 741 trans (dual mount); rear
quarter windows with hardware; hub caps; brakes,
spindles, drums; red seats, doorpanels a jump
seats; steering wheel; instruments; wiper motor;
shifter; original 6V air conditioner complete;
bumper guards, 6V Blaupunkt; engine grill. Will
accept any reasonable offers. Kent Ferguson, 1311
S. Able, San Angelo, TX [915] 658-1134
4 Rudge type brake drums wlhubs for 356A-will
trade for same for 3568. Original sales literature for
3568, C, 912. 1961 Christophorus calendar
(mint)-will trade for 1963 calendar. John Willhoit,
4131 Country Club Dr., Long Beach, CA 90807
[213] 424-6404
1951 cpe. #5599 with orig. 1300n engine in a box,
no rust, has F&R bumpers, car is very straight but
needs restoration, crash box in good cond. just
missing minor trim parts 2700. 1956 cpe. #55418
totally restored red with black interior zero miles on
1600 N motor. New: paint, rubber, int. complete
with headliner, radials, brakes & battery no rust.
5400. pics. available. Russell R. Baldwin, 445
Locust St.. Santa Cruz, Calif. 95060 [408] 426-7643
stolen
3568, 1963 (late '63, looks more like a C, that is,
has the double engine vents and horizontal
stabilizer), Conn. marker PE 9985, ID # 213013,
Coupe, medium green (original factory color, lighter
than British Racing Green), brown interior.
Excellent condition. Truett Allison, 16 Old Hickory
Lane, Branford, Conn. 06405.
wanted
A c o ~ of
v REGISTRY Vol 2. No. 3 that lists Darts
interchenge (VW to 356) or
reproduction of' that
section. William James, HQ Berlin Bde, ComptrollerDiv. APO NY, 09742
a
Creative effort (articles, stories, tech tips,
photos, drawings, artwork or what have you?) for
the next issue of the REGISTRY. Reply Box 7845,
Columbus, OH 43207
.
Looking for an Abarth Carrera Coupe -- or replica
-- any condition, any location. Also want a Simca
Abarth Coupe. Need Eberspacher factory gas heater
or Behr ventilation fan for late 356BlC. Rik Beeson.
660 Palo Alto Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
[415] 321-7135
547.05.288 Bearina bushina for countershaft
547.05.912 Bearing -shell fo; countershaft for
PORSCHE CARRERA 2
Hansuli Buchi P.O. Box 72 CH-8630 R u t l
Switzerland
CHRISTOPHORUS or other Porsche related
items, calenders or sales literature. Will buy or
trade. Robert Fillmore, 6400 Ellen Lane, Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma 73132. 14051 721-4073
for'64Ccoupe: Tool kit; Hella driving lights; front
bumper rubber and molding; headlight rim. Prefer
very good to excellent condition. John G. Brant,
4050 Cody, Wheat Ridge, Colo. 80033. [303]
424-0801.
For 1959 356 A Convertible "D". Mint restorable
rear bumper guards. With exhaust funnels. High
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type for over rider cross bars. Please help me, my
originals weredestroyed by plating shop. With this
item, i can finally complete my restoration.
Lauren F. Porsche, 4601 North Bristol St., Tacoma,
Wash. 98407 [206] 759-9957
STOP! Before you let those old Christophorus
copies go, check with me first ...i can probably beat
your best offer. Jerry Keyser, 216 Millfield,
Westervilie, Ohio 43081
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WANTED: SC engine (prefer '64). Any condition,
but comolete. Will Dav cash or trade recentlv rebuilt
57 engin;.
Mike warier, 413 Ridgecrest ~ r .Chapel
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Hill, N.C. 27514.
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. i s there anyone in the world who makes
replacement headliners for 356 Cabriolets like my
'56 356A. I'm beginning to believe that this item is
unobtainable at a price which doesn't require me to
hock my car in order t o pay some custom
upholsterer or restoration artist. Can anyone help?
Charles Cutshaw, Otrs 3264-C, Picatinny Arsenal.
Dover, N.J. 07801
Set of 4 or 5 5% chrome wheels for 65 C, horn
button, tool kit, set of hub caps (crested or not),
muffler (stock). Robt. Roberts, DDS. 7505 Doctor's
Dr., Bossier City, LA 71010
356A horn button in excellent condition. Also
Roadster or Speedster passenger assist grip. Tom
Oerther, 6160 Berklnshaw Dr., Cintl, OH 45230
Supplier of 5 M chrome rims for '60 B...any leads
appreciated. B. Kypta, 1619 Manzanita, Beimont,
1 good B transaxle anf good engine, any type.
Have t o trade: Complete set 65 C disc brakes. G.C.,
normal heads, carbs and manifolds, 2 transaxle
cases, body parts: '59 sunroof, doors, rear sheet
metal (ail fair to good). Does anybody need a '46
Cadillac flathead enaine & hvdramatic trans in
VGC7 Does anyoody know anylhlng aDoc.1 putling a
Porscnc engine n a boa!? F. M. Lemmon. Jr., 1846
Ovcroroox D r . Rock Hill. S.C. 29730
.
Any information as to whether Rudge type
knocks-offs were available on '63 Carrera 2. Any
literature pertaining t o Rudge type wheels or early
Carreras. Any pre 1960 Porsche ads from sports car
magazines. Have 356 B&C literature. advertisements + parts t o trade. John Willhoit, 4131 Country
Club Dr., Long Beach, CA 90807 (2131 424-6404
Used or re-~roducedbumper auards for '58-59
European model. These are the iow type with no
provision for horizontal bows. The rears should have
outlets for the exhaust. Jerry Stageberg, Rt. 5 Box
894, Mound, Minn. 55364
Speedster stone auards complete also all or any
issues of REGISTRY except Vo. 1 No. 5, Vol. 2 No. 4
& up. Willing t o pay. Russell R. Baldwln, 445 Locust
St., Santa Cruz, Calif. 95060 [408] 426-7643
Will pay any reasonable price for back issues of
THE REGISTRY - Vol. 1 4 , 2, 3, 4.6 and Vol. 2 #1,
3, 4. AS YOU can see, i got a late start and can use
some help. Can also make Xerox and take good care
of loaned codes. Please r e s ~ o n d .John Summer,
4547 Grant kd. N W. washington, D.C. 20016.
202-686-7649.
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1953 Cabriolet 1500-A rareand beautiful example
of earlv Porsche. One of onlv 348 ever made and
perhaps Only 100 left in existance. Thls car was
professionally restored by Olde World Motors who
is offerina a 6month16000 mile warrantv to the wise
new ownkr. An excellent investment ai$6000. Olde
World Motors Tel: [516] 586-6826 - 68 Brook Ave.
Deer Park, N. Y. 11 729.
356 ABC windshield seal $24, rear glass seal late
B. C $22, rear glass seal early I3 $20, removable
hardtop seal t o body $19.50. Please add $1.50
shipping. Send M.O. or cashier's check for
immediate delivery. International Mercantile, P.O.
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