It is currently Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:18 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:34 pm 
356 Fan

Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:09 pm
Posts: 30
Hi Guys
I have been making small quantities of the Card Folder that contained the Diver's Manual and other documents and came with new 356 A cars and had a crest.
And after much research and a few false starts have also made some Pre A versions with the PORSCHE logo type rather than the crest.
You can read the whole saga here
(if you've got a spare hour).
Pre A folder_sml.jpg
Pre A folder_sml.jpg [ 816.7 KiB | Viewed 496 times ]

Pre A close up_sml.jpg
Pre A close up_sml.jpg [ 1 MiB | Viewed 496 times ]

Inside Pre A folders_sml.jpg
Inside Pre A folders_sml.jpg [ 905.11 KiB | Viewed 496 times ]

I have had the 'leather look' card specially made in Scotland, so it should now be the exact shade of red as the originals.
It comes in two styles one with angled pockets and one with one angled and one straight, I am told that the straight edge version is earlier than the other but I am not a Pre A expert and I'm sure you guys will put me right if that's not the case.
Each folder is hand cut, hand creased, hand embossed (using my 30 tonne garage press) and hand glued, so they are not cheap and I can only make small batches.
So drop me a line if you want one.
Here is an in situ photo, and no it's not my speedster or my original early manual, it was sent to me by Simon Jensen (thanks Simon)
and also thanks must go to Donald Zingg for carefully measuring his very rare original folder.
image1_sml.jpg [ 1.13 MiB | Viewed 496 times ]

Hope you like them.
United Kingdom

1959 RHD Coupe (under restoration)
1959 RHD Coupe (awaiting restoration)
1958 LHD Coupe (awaiting restoration)

Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:41 pm 
356 Fan
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:25 pm
Posts: 1602
Location: Arizona
Impressive, wow! Please sign me up for one of the early versions for my 52, Drew!


Air never freezes nor overheats

Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:04 pm 
356Talk Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:15 am
Posts: 2132
Location: Baltimore, MD
Beautiful work Drew! Really, really nice.

Don and others - anyone chime in on when these were first used?

Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group