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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:24 pm 
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Craig, would you have time to bring it by my shop. I'd love to see it. ............................Jim.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:50 pm 
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Soon, Jim. Gotta finish up a few things first.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:04 pm 
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Another pic of the car with #302 on the door.
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The pics below are courtesy of Stephen D. @ Route 30 Classics. He had a Pre A with a cloth sunroof many years ago that he sold to Europe and was kind enough to dig out these pics and send them to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:34 pm 
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These three pictures of a split window car with cloth sunroof were posted on social media with the caption that the car was restored by Roger Bray Restorations.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:09 am 
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Picture of Gmund 356/2-008 at the 1949 Geneva show, courtesy of Brett Johnson. Check out that cloth sunroof wide open - KILLER!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:38 am 
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I'm not positive, but I believe that this is #50927. Photos are from 1992.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:16 pm 
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More images -- the ones of #50927 haven't been stored as well. There is a print of what appears to be a Model 52 car, but there was nothing useful written on the back. The other one is my '55 coupe with the second version of the steel one.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:06 pm 
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Great pics Brett, thanks for posting!


Here's a picture of what is said to be a 1951 Porsche Beutler. Funky looking, huh?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:13 am 
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Hi Brad
I think he needed the rag top to fit in there, he's huge!
Personally I think Beetles look really cool with a rag top but not the 356 Coupe.
Cheers Jay

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:49 pm 
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Timing Is Everything - The February 2019 issue of excellence magazine (p52) features a full story of Craig Richter's 1960 356B S-90 (Lucretia) and its Golde / Webasto sunroof. In addition to Craig, all of the other usual suspects are mentioned: Trevor Gates, Jack Staggs, Ray Litz, Roger Bursch, and of course Craig's wife, his sister and brother-in-law, as well as the 356 Registry.

As I am still a relative "newbie" member (only 40 yrs.) this article fills in a lot of holes about this historical icon. If you are not a subscriber it's worth your effort to get a copy for your bookshelf.






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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:35 pm 
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Thanks for the nice words Jeffrey. I'm beyond humbled that my name is even mentioned in the same breath as these legends. I love how much text was in the article and how it really highlighted Craig. I think quite a few people know Craig's name and the book, "How To Make an Old Porsche Fly", but not a lot know his background; and Craig being just the humblest guy, would never toot his own horn.

It truly was a fun project to help Jack with for Craig. Here are two pics that weren't included in the article but I think are worth sharing. The first is with Jack and Craig and Craig is holding his book. The second picture is of Jack cutting the hole in the roof. It's all talking, measuring and figuring stuff out prior to cutting the hole. As Jack and I both said at the exact same time... "Here's where you separate the men from the boys" :shock:
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:38 pm 
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This period photo popped up on FaceBook over the weekend. If we presume the car is un-modified, any guesses as to the month & year? Early 54??? Bent window, A horn grill, opposing windshield wipers. Who knows when the A horn grills were implemented?


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1954 but it is already missing the coachbuilder badge... restored and Jack got a hold of it already?

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