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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:35 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:06 am 
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WOW, amazing pictures to inspire the long road of restoration!! I started the new year once again insisting that Porsche Germany respond to my request for a COA. My first request was over 2 years ago! I even copied and asked for help from our President and Factory Liaison! :shock:

My '51 Coupe #10547 is now out of media blasting waiting for sheet metal from Trevor's Hammer works.

Also new is that the car was metioned in an article in the latest version of Christophrus (379) Latin American version.
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What I have not seen are original VIN plates like the one I found on my car:
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Can someone please post Pre-A VIN plate photos?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:56 pm 
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From Douglas Kim's '52 Glaser (with four rivet fastening).

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:24 pm 
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Here is my '55 Continental. A "New Car" compared to you guys. I did a '52 Bumper Body a few years ago also. My very favorite 356 of all time.
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My car is in metal finishing also. I'll post pictures as soon as my guy returns from Winter vacation. I have a "Radio Blank Off Plate, and a non sender gas tank if you guys are looking for them. Both in near perfect condition. Email me if you want more information.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:52 am 
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Hello, i had this plate coming with my car, together with the original like it was on all Pre-A cars.
I have no idea why there were two plates for the same car...?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:37 pm 
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You guys know how I love these cars. Truly what FP wanted the 356 to look like. I'm working on a '55 Cont. Coupe as we speak. My Avatar is my '52 #11441.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:57 pm 
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My 'new to me' early / interim '52/'53 1500S coupe #11816. VIN plate looks just like the one Spencer posted. 4 rivets, all aluminum, embossed letters and no black areas.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:39 pm 
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Jules,

What color is your car! It's gorgeous! I'm hoping my '50 coupe is the same color. Here's a color sample
that was found on my car during the metal work process. Cheers.

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Hey Joe,

That looks fantastic!

Mine was Fish silver-gray originally. No idea if this is the right hue. it looks cute however, suits the car well.

i can have my paint guy find a color code or sample if you need it.

my VIN plate here. I'm a 356/4


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:30 pm 
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Thanks guys for this thread. I will post pictures of my '55 Cont., Coupe later this week. It is in the metal shop, and nearly finished with this stage.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:33 pm 
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According to the COA, it states that the original color is Adria Blue. It appears to be
a fine metallic. There is some discussion here in another thread that Adria Blue is a
SOLID color without metallic but you can clearly see the sample piece that came off
my '50 is definitely metallic. Anyone has confirmation on this?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:58 pm 
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The carrera panamericana 52 cab was adria blue... Calling James D!!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:16 am 
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Yes, Adria blue is and was always metallic. Porsche had 3 metallics for the early cars - Fish silver, Radium and Adria. These paints were provided to Reutter by Lechler. There's plenty of documentation of this by Brett Johnson in old Registry magazines - paint sample books, paint manufacturer listings, etc.

And the 1952 Carrera Panamerica cabriolet on the cover the Registry magazine a few issues ago was Azure blue, which is a solid dark blue. There was also a separate exterior color called "Dark Blue", which was not used much.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:15 pm 
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After a few years of working on it up North, the 1953 is now running and in the garage. I'll start teeing up the stupid questions now!



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:11 pm 
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Early 4 digit Split Cabriolet in field.......

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