356A T 1 towing hook

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356A T 1 towing hook

#1 Post by Brett Johnson » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:03 pm

Anybody with a '57 T 1 356A coupe/cabriolet/Speedster have one without a towing hook or an early 1957 (calendar year) that has one? Flat floor cars should not have one, but might have drains! I don't need photos, just chassis numbers.
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Re: 356A T 1 towing hook

#2 Post by Vic Skirmants » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:41 pm

Didn't think any T-1s had the hook.

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Re: 356A T 1 towing hook

#3 Post by Brett Johnson » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:48 pm

Think they might have,,,
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Re: 356A T 1 towing hook

#4 Post by Trevor Gates » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:37 pm

Vic Skirmants wrote:Didn't think any T-1s had the hook.
I’m under the same impression. My great big data point of one car (my 57 - VIN 10164Three) which is reported to have been 50 numbers away from the T1 cut off had one center rib on the battery box floor and no signs of a tow hook. A friend of mine, restored a 57 only a few VIN #’s away from mine and also no tow hook.

Never say never with Porsche, but I think tow hooks were a T2 introduced standard feature. I would love if others had other data points to prove or dispel our thinking.
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Re: 356A T 1 towing hook

#5 Post by Jules Dielen » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:05 pm

10120five - and 1015nineteen (may and august 1957) - no tow hooks
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Re: 356A T 1 towing hook

#6 Post by Trevor Gates » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:47 pm

Brett - Have you found any T1's that had a tow hook? I was thinking "maybe" a Carrera race car??? But usually Porsche eliminated weight any way possible, so adding a tow hook seems counter-intuitive to their thinking.
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Re: 356A T 1 towing hook

#7 Post by Brett Johnson » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:35 pm

I'm going with it as a T 2 edition unless somebody tells me differently...
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Re: 356A T 1 towing hook

#8 Post by Trevor Gates » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:15 pm

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Re: 356A T 1 towing hook

#9 Post by Brett Johnson » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:35 pm

And thank you auto-correct for fixing my spelling of addition...
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Re: 356A T 1 towing hook

#10 Post by Kip Colvey » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:38 am

101692 the last T1 does not have a tow hook.

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Re: 356A T 1 towing hook

#11 Post by J Warren » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:50 am

Hello,
My is 58xxx from 02/57 and has no tow hook either
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Re: 356A T 1 towing hook

#12 Post by Daniel Mainzer » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:55 pm

Brett, I have a 57A coupe, 58497, unrestored with a non rusty tub, numbers matching. Is there anything you are looking at for verification? It has teardrops, plastic sunvisors, speedo on the left side of the steering wheel and euro overriders as it was delivered in england. I have the Kardex, the page of the book recording the features as it came off the production line and the COA. I have photos of everything. Daniel

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