Dennis, go to Charlie White's web page showing 356B factory options and accessories at http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/Porchrat/356-BT-6Accessories.html
. Scroll way down the page to the photo captioned "Canvas Suitcase, small, red/black, under front hood". Looks just like what you've got! And yours looks in good shape too. Here is the photo on Charlie's site:
As to the red boards, could they be side stiffeners (battens, some would call them) that go inside the suitcase to hold its shape? Note how the position you show your luggage in is different than the factory photo. To get the luggage into your position the sides have to be pushed in, which probably isn't possible with the battens in place. Just my guess...
Dennis Terenzio wrote:
Here are a few pictures of the luggage that came with my "new" '62 T6 Super coupe. Is this just plain cheap aftermarket luggage that happens to fit well in the trunk or is this original Porsche luggage? I know the luggage is at least 30 years old. I was told this came in the car from the original owner. In the lower photo on top of the luggage are two red wooden boards. Anyone know what these go to?