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Hi I’m new here

#1 Post by Charles Robertson » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:54 am

I’ve been searching high and low for a 356 speedster of roadster D. Everything I’m finding is pretty much concourse condition. However I’m looking for a good driver car so that I can enjoy it. I’m not that interested in doing car shows etc so a driver fits the bill for me.
I’m not sure if I posted this in the correct section? Maybe I should have put it in the classifieds.

Anyways I’m looking forward to hanging out here and continuing my search.

Thanks
Chas :D
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#2 Post by Adam Wright » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:00 am

Welcome to the club!

My advice is get as involved as possible in anything Porsche related. The car you're describing is the kind of car that shows up at events, a car that is driven and enjoyed. For example, I went to a fun race one weekend a few years back, the Peekskill Grand Prix, there were a couple of other 356's there, one was a driver Convertible D, just like what you're asking about.
Another recent good event was our own East Coast Holiday that happened a few weeks ago in Ocean City, NJ.
Get involved, make friends, the best cars never hit the open market, they sell quietly amongst friends. I know of a Speedster that was sold new in Philly, it is on it's 5th owner, and has never left a 20 mile area.
Last piece of advice, if you're serious about buying, make sure you money is liquid. A good deal will not wait a week to cash out a money market account.
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#3 Post by Charles Robertson » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:36 am

Thanks Adam much appredicated advice.
Ill check the local chapter events.
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#4 Post by Adam Wright » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:39 am

Charles Robertson wrote:Thanks Adam much appredicated advice.
Ill check the local chapter events.
Touch base with the local club, Rich is a good friend of mine.

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#5 Post by Charles Robertson » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:54 am

Im on it
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#6 Post by David Jones » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:07 am

Depending on where you are in Ohio there is a dedicated band of enthusiasts in the South headquartered in the Dayton/Cincy corridor.
https://dreistaatengruppe.com
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#7 Post by Charles Robertson » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:15 am

Cheers David
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#8 Post by Richard Shilling » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:03 pm

My advice to your question is: Cast Your Net Wide. Get an electronic subscription to Hemmings Motor News. Check eBay regularly. Go to as many 356 club websites as you can and see if they have a classified section. Check the classifieds in you local paper. In the Resources section send e-mails to shops that work on 356's and tell them what you're looking for. Be ready to spring, but always have the car checked out before buying.

Good luck.
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#9 Post by Jules Dielen » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:48 pm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1960-Porsche-3 ... ctupt=true

Welcome to the Registry, Charles! Stay away from cars like this unless you are willing to go on a very expensive adventure :)

are you looking for a speedster/ convertible D or also a roadster? Roadster D is a bit confusing.
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#10 Post by George Hussey » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:11 pm

unfortunately even a driver quality roadster these days is over 100 thousand. In a previous thread there is a yellow one listed that would take over 100 grand to even begin to restore nicely, will be interesting to see for what it sells

Charles Robertson wrote:I’ve been searching high and low for a 356 speedster of roadster D. Everything I’m finding is pretty much concourse condition. However I’m looking for a good driver car so that I can enjoy it. I’m not that interested in doing car shows etc so a driver fits the bill for me.
I’m not sure if I posted this in the correct section? Maybe I should have put it in the classifieds.

Anyways I’m looking forward to hanging out here and continuing my search.

Thanks
Chas :D
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#11 Post by David Jones » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:22 pm

Charles, I sent you a private E-mail regarding cars for sale. Knowing you are new to the registry you may not be expecting an e-mail and it could got to your junk mail. If you PM me from the e-mail button I can give you more details.
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#12 Post by Charles Robertson » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:46 pm

Jules Dielen wrote:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1960-Porsche-3 ... ctupt=true

Welcome to the Registry, Charles! Stay away from cars like this unless you are willing to go on a very expensive adventure :)

are you looking for a speedster/ convertible D or also a roadster? Roadster D is a bit confusing.
Yeah Jules absolutely LOL
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#13 Post by Curt Dansby » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:32 am

Hi Chas
Welcome to the club. I believe if you make contact with people in your area you will find folks willing to help you in your search and a wealth of knowledge at your disposal.

Do not be in a hurry the "right" car will come along.

Hope to see you at a future event.
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#14 Post by Peter Boettcher » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:31 am

Hi Chas,

Sent you an email about the Drei Staaten Gruppe here in southern Ohio.
Would be happy to help with your search.
We have a couple of really good experts in the Gruppe that would be happy to help guide you.

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#15 Post by Doug McDonnell » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:53 am

And there is a new Roadster in classifieds today. Nearing completion of restoration so not a driver maybe. https://porsche356registry.org/classifieds/23507
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