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 Post subject: Outlaw Continental
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:13 pm 
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Just bought one after looking for a pre A for some time. Will post pics when I get back to a proper PC.
Based on sunroof coupe VIN 53453 with 356C running gear and 912 engine.


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 Post subject: Re: Outlaw Continental
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:04 pm 
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Looking forward to it !

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 Post subject: Re: Outlaw Continental
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:45 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Outlaw Continental
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:38 pm 
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Very nice! Congratulations.


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 Post subject: Re: Outlaw Continental
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:21 am 
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Now arrived in UK and waiting to be started up.....will need to replace petcock , not sure if it leaked before tank was drained but after 8 weeks at sea , when petrol was added to tank it started to leak - maybe the seals dried out ? Will update .

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:57 am 
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Congrats on the car. Very tasteful in appearance and nice colour combination. What are the colour names for the ext/int. pray tell?

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 Post subject: Re: Outlaw Continental
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:44 pm 
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Hi Ronald , sorry for the delay in replying , just getting over a Brit winning at Augusta ;)

the exterior is a Porsche 1955 colour - Speedster Blue

the previous owner did the paint , he also said the interior was 'yellow' - it is all leather and he chose the colour . Exterior and interior were done around 1997 so pretty good for a near 20 year old paint job


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 Post subject: Re: Outlaw Continental
PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 9:30 pm 
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An outlaw Continental? Got to be very rare! Beautiful for sure! Enjoy!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Outlaw Continental
PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 7:33 am 
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Hi Conrad , yes I guess '55 Continentals are rare anyway , and this one was converted to an Outlaw which makes it even rarer .

I wanted 'the look' of an early bent windscreen car with slim bumpers and pure shape , minimalist external fitments to spoil either aerodynamics or aesthetics . I also did not want to pay crazy money , so anything the investors would shy away from was good for me !

This particular car had originally been made more outlaw with GT style wing mounted mirror ( almost useless in traffic) and fill thru the hood petrol cap , speedster style steel bucket seats ,then refashioned some 10 years ago with a definitely non outlaw interior with original instruments on dash , pneumatic Beck fuel gauge and pneumatic windscreen wash pump , full leather interior original style fat armchair seats and wood floors rubber mats , Bedford cloth roof-lining . It did retain the stinger style final exhaust fitment however and non -original clap hands wipers from '53 rather than parallel wipers from '55.

So from the drivers seat it feels like you are in period . From outside the 15 inch disc braked wheels and lowered stance give the game away. The ride is a bit harsh , that is the compromise for 'the look' !

If you put it back in 1950s traffic it would look pretty alien see below !

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 9:24 am 
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John,

Beautiful car!

I like your choice of number plate for the front.
I am guessing it is a decal.

Can I ask who produced it.

Do you have one on the rear?


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 Post subject: Re: Outlaw Continental
PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 12:27 pm 
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From the Sunroof database:

53453 Sunroof 1955, “ ’59, has 1600N,” “partly restored,” Jerry Meier, Morton, IL RegMagv.13,#3-‘89p.28

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 Post subject: Re: Outlaw Continental
PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 4:54 am 
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Bob Watts wrote:
From the Sunroof database:

53453 Sunroof 1955, “ ’59, has 1600N,” “partly restored,” Jerry Meier, Morton, IL RegMagv.13,#3-‘89p.28


That is interesting Bob ! The car left the US in early 1997 having been sold on by 'Made By Hand Inc' FL as a restoration project

Re UK vinyl number plates , they were supplied by Frampton's , here is rear plate

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 Post subject: Re: Outlaw Continental
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 3:31 am 
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Thanks John,

The plates look well, I especially like the look of the smaller front one.

I have considered the use of a dealer plate surround and having a UK metal plate fit into this.

However it was mentioned to me that this may not be an option in the UK.


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