Something strange in every stash

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Re: Something strange in every stash

#16 Post by Thomas Sottile » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:35 am

Adam you should set up a display of strange and wonderful things you find. stay well tom

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Re: Something strange in every stash

#17 Post by Adam Wright » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:20 am

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If you ever come by the shop you can check out our walls which have lots of strange and rare stuff on display, everything from a Gmund door panel to a 904 exhaust. We are having an open house Saturday August 30th, I invite everyone to attend.
I always need stories for my Barn Find column in the magazine, if you have a good story to share, please let me know.

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Re: Something strange in every stash

#18 Post by Steve Harrison » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:31 am

Will it still be snowing?

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Re: Something strange in every stash

#19 Post by Thomas Sottile » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:09 am

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind.

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Re: Something strange in every stash

#20 Post by TomDoherty » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:11 am

Your doll reminds me of a pic I took
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Re: Something strange in every stash

#21 Post by Dick Weiss » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:53 am

Most likely, Vic. It was shown during the old "Das Varoom" event back in mid-2005.

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Re: Something strange in every stash

#22 Post by Ed Pimm » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:10 am

Vic,

Jerry had a red 356a coupe with chrome bumpers. Very nice original car, had it here at the shop to tune up before he left Ohio to move south. I believe it was the only Porsche he took with him.

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Re: Something strange in every stash

#23 Post by Eric Wahlberg » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:59 pm

I recall Jerry had this car at the 1985 ECH in New Bedford, MA. He had recently acquired it from Bill Durland who I believe sold it to buy the ex-Bruce Anderson SC-GT.
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Re: Something strange in every stash

#24 Post by Edwin Ek » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:45 am

What happened to Jerry Keyser? Is he still involved with 356's?
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Re: Something strange in every stash

#25 Post by Adam Wright » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:38 pm

Lastest barn raid is showing some strange stuff.
The "custom" made Carrera-esque backing plates, the plasma torch hole is a nice touch.
Or the gearbox with the axle bent way way back, I asked the guy about it. He said his daughter rolled her Twin Grill Roadster but he saved the gearbox!
Never a dull moment.
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Re: Something strange in every stash

#26 Post by Jim Alton » Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:11 pm

Perry Pessia wrote:I had never even heard of the chrome bumper option until now. I assume it was available front and rear? Any idea of how many were built this way?
I think I've seen one on a rack--I'm not sure I ever saw one on a car. The listing in the February 1959 Accessories brochure doesn't even include a picture.
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chrome bumper

#27 Post by bil brown » Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:18 pm

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I remember seeing Jerry Keyser`s 59 Coupe with chrome bumpers back in the 80s. Here`s a pic of one I saw at RennV.
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Re: Something strange in every stash

#28 Post by Frank Barrett » Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:24 pm

Old issues of Christophorus sometimes show photos of unusual options, i.e., chrome-plated bumpers, wire wheels, etc.

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Re: Something strange in every stash

#29 Post by Adam Wright » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:17 pm

If these cars could talk, we could find out who was the Stud, and why?
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Re: Something strange in every stash

#30 Post by Martin Benade » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:19 pm

I have an engraved dash plaque that says "The Ripper" in script, pried out of a junk VW many years ago. Maybe referring to the 40 hp engine, or the driver?

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