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WM Motta 1955 Continental

#1 Post by Bob Watts » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:50 pm

Porsche 1955 Continental Coupe WM Years owned, 29

WM A. Motta
From: Road & Track, May 1988 , p. 46 and p. 6.
“Cars of the staff”

Last address reference for WM Motta: Newport Beach, CA
Anyone have any other information about this car or know where it is?
Following are references to WM Motta:
http://www.vscda.org/wp-content/upload ... e-2014.pdf
page 10 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-356-C ... 2128515212
https://www.carart.us/products.aspx?x= ... enu=C12121
http://www.autoartgallery.com/afas/afa ... motta.html

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-motta-7a6b3719


http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 09124.html

Misc: Art (not Motta)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-356-195 ... SwcL5XONgo
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Re: WM Motta 1955 Continental

#2 Post by Phil Planck » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:46 pm

I think his car was featured in an Excellence article circa 1989, as I called him for dimensions of front engine compartment padding, which he provided. I think he bought the car from John Bond.
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Re: WM Motta 1955 Continental

#3 Post by William Block » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:26 pm

From my registry:'55/'55 356 Continental sunroof Reutter coupe #54174
546/2 P*356688
519 ?
ivory/black-black dash & moldings/beige/headliner
Sonderausführung:
Sunroof
(LA Import Auto Show)
Built del COMPETITION MOTORS, CA
Vinod Ramani, TX 713/213-7241 vramani@urbanliving.com; ex Bill Casella, CA 805/540-4254 solnslo@charter.net; ex Bill Motta, CA; orignial owner Bill Bond, CA
Jul 11, driver, submission (NET)

Please list as much "Kardex/Certificate of Authenticity" information as known so that your 356(s) may be registered in the now unofficial 356 registry. Needed are serial number and condition (driver, under restoration, restored, scrapped, project) as a minimum. PreA, original owner/family, limited production, original, 4-cam, unusual, non-US and scrapped cars especially sought. Information provided will go to a public database. It is desirable that we have your name, phone number, and/or e-mail address so that a person with a similar car can contact you. HOWEVER, IF YOU PREFER, I WILL NOT LIST SOME OR ALL OF YOUR DEOMGRAPHICS
KARDEX translation: affa

Fahrgest.-- Nr. Chassis number/VIN/Karosserie Nr.
(on plaque on driver's hinge cover plate)
Ausgel. Am. Date readxy -- (at Karosserie)
Abnahme Besch. -- Date picked-up (to Porsche)
Motor Nr. (P*xxxxxxx*)
Getriebe -- Nr. Transmission number
Getriebe And -- Nr. Additional transmission number
Zundschlössel -- Nr. Ignition key number -- DON'T GIVE ME
Farbe Paint Color -- Kunstharzlack Farbton Nr. (on driver’s hinge cover plate)
KD-Heft-Nr. Reference to owner's & maintenance manuals
Schlössel-Nr. Door key number -- DON'T GIVE ME
Polsterung Upholstery
Teppich -- Carpet (not on Kardex) color & square weave (boucle) vs. other
Sonderausfährung: special equipment (options)
Händler: importer/distributor or dealer

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Re: WM Motta 1955 Continental

#4 Post by Jules Dielen » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:07 pm

Little trigger happy on the 8 there, Bill :)

According to my records it has engine 35686, delivery date 10/17/55, Hoffmann, NY. no options listed.
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Re: WM Motta 1955 Continental

#5 Post by William Block » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:15 pm

Thanks for catching my engine number error.
I "think" the contemporary literature showed Competition Motors as the direct supplier -- perhaps with Hoffman as the importer.

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