Is this a repro 356/356A door handle?

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Is this a repro 356/356A door handle?

#1 Post by Peter Smit » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:11 am

This came with a bunch of NOS parts, but it has no number on the notch. It does have a number 857 on the inside of the handle.
Am I correct that this is a repro?
Thanks in advance for any help,
Peter
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Re: Is this a repro 356/356A door handle?

#2 Post by Mike Wilson » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:28 pm

Maybe OEM.

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Re: Is this a repro 356/356A door handle?

#3 Post by bil brown » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:39 pm

repro
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Re: Is this a repro 356/356A door handle?

#4 Post by Martin Benade » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:53 pm

The label gives me the idea that it’s a repro sold by Porsche, so it’s OE. Sort of.

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#5 Post by bil brown » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:54 pm

but newish, right?
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Re: Is this a repro 356/356A door handle?

#6 Post by Martin Benade » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:39 pm

The label says 2016 if it belongs with the (British) handle

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Re: Is this a repro 356/356A door handle?

#7 Post by Norm Miller » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:05 am

I'm trying to get a handle on this but not sure. Likely OEM for the original.
 

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Re: Is this a repro 356/356A door handle?

#8 Post by Tim Berardelli » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:00 am

I'm reminded of a crankshaft I once saw in a box labeled "made in Germany"-turns out the box was made in Germany, the crank in China!

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Re: Is this a repro 356/356A door handle?

#9 Post by James Davies » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:01 pm

Probably reproduction. The originals did not have 857 embossed on the inside. Is it magnetic?

The 4-digit lock number code was stamped on the lock cylinder, not the handle.

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Re: Is this a repro 356/356A door handle?

#10 Post by Brad Ripley » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:24 pm

The handle (laying on the bag in the photo) is the current reproduction of an early square handle. However, the Porsche label on the bag is for the "original" late round handle. Not sure who's trying to fool who!

The "round" handle is currently sold by Porsche Classic under part number 644-531-061-11, see https://www.stoddard.com/64453106111.html.html
The "square" handle is http://www.nlaparts.com/store/square-ou ... -1397.html

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Re: Is this a repro 356/356A door handle?

#11 Post by Peter Smit » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:17 am

Thanks Brad, that could make sense. Someone must have mixed up bags. I called Porsche today and apparently Porsche Classic did at some time deliver a square handle with OEM PCG53106100 part number, although they don't have any in stock at the moment. I wonder if that part had a number stamped on the notch or not?
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Re: Is this a repro 356/356A door handle?

#12 Post by Brad Ripley » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:59 pm

AFAIK Porsche Classic has never supplied that square handle. Their part number, PCG 531 061 00, did exist which is the part number for the later part, not for the earlier square handle. I suggest your local Porsche dealer doesn't know one handle from another. You can get it only from one aftermarket source in the US. It's a very good repro and good value. It' sold under the number NLA 52 020 .

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Re: Is this a repro 356/356A door handle?

#13 Post by Peter Smit » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:07 am

Strangely some suppliers list the PCG number as a 356A handle, but none of them show images. Pelican Parts mentions it supersedes 644 53106100. And some suppliers list that PCG part number as the rubber base for the handle.
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Re: Is this a repro 356/356A door handle?

#14 Post by Peter Smit » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:08 am

Strangely some suppliers list the PCG number as a 356A handle, but none of them show images. Pelican Parts mentions it supersedes 644 53106100. And some suppliers list that PCG part number as the rubber base for the handle.
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