'Stella Blue'

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Jim Harrell
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'Stella Blue'

#1 Post by Jim Harrell » Sat May 03, 2008 8:45 pm

Greetings all! Just wanted to share a few photos of my '58 'A' Coupe named 'Stella Blue' (Grateful Dead fans will know). I helped restore this coupe over 17 years ago with Lowell Sivey. Converted to 12 volts, installed a capacitive discharge ignition; Tricom camshaft, SC pistons and cylinders, 912 heads, and Dellorto carburetors. Needless to say, she scoots! When she was completed, she went to the 1991 East Coast Holiday and took top honors. She recently came home to my garage where she'll remain for the rest of my time with her. Enjoy!
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#2 Post by Kevin Wiggins » Sat May 03, 2008 8:49 pm

She's a beauty! Congrats!

Will you be coming up for the ECH2008?
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#3 Post by Jim Harrell » Sat May 03, 2008 8:54 pm

Hope to. I didn't get my registration in by the April deadline, so I guess I'm on the wait list. I'll probably drive on up anyway, even if I don't get in.
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#4 Post by Kevin Wiggins » Sat May 03, 2008 8:56 pm

Here is another great event thats in a great location.

http://356registry.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=151
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#5 Post by Jim Harrell » Sat May 03, 2008 9:01 pm

Thanks, I'll make a note of that one. Weather permitting, I'm entered into an event that's going to be held at Nottaway Park in Vienna, VA tomorrow called the Deutsche Marque. It's the 25th anniversary of this Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi car show sponsored by the local chapters of all four car clubs. I was a concours judge for the Potomac Region PCA and judged this show many years ago. I spent the better part of today with toothbrush and wax getting 'Stella' ready...lol. Hope the weather gods smile on all tomorrow!
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paint code

#6 Post by derek gagne » Mon May 05, 2008 12:54 am

GREAT car. What is the actual paint code? Is it Meissen Blue?
I am restoring a 58 coupe and is a long term project...
It is Meissen Blue with red interior.
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#7 Post by Jim Harrell » Mon May 05, 2008 11:58 am

Greetings Derek,

It's Aquamarine Blue (Reutter code #707, Porsche code #5707). It was originally Ivory with a red vinyl interior when restoration began. Customer that the car was being restored for liked the Aquamarine Blue color better, and wanted a gray leather interior.
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Re: 'Stella Blue'

#8 Post by Robert Trinkle » Tue May 06, 2008 1:14 pm

Jim Harrell wrote:Greetings all! Just wanted to share a few photos of my '58 'A' Coupe named 'Stella Blue' (Grateful Dead fans will know). Image
That means you'll understand our license plate frame :mrgreen:
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Robert and JoAnne Trinkle
'58 A Coupe - Ivory
'96 993 C4S - Speed Yellow
'06 Miiiinnni Cooper S - Chili Red all over
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#9 Post by Will Snyder » Wed May 07, 2008 10:20 pm

nice color i wonder how close it is to vw's dove blue
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