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Re: Vintage 356 Pictures

#376 Post by C J Murray » Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:59 am

P8131 painted on trans
very tall oil fill/breather can
insulated/wrapped header pipes
fuel line suggests use of mechanical pump
appears to be no attempt to keep cooling air and induction separate from hot air, no splash pans
tall breather on trans

note how beautifully simple the pushrod engine looks with all that space to work around the lightweight power unit
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Re: Vintage 356 Pictures

#377 Post by James Davies » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:10 am

The Porsche stand at the Paris Auto Show, October 1954.

Notice the colors on the 550 Spyder.

And it looks like the cabriolet seems to be Adria Blue Metallic, and the dash is the same color. Very odd. Also, you can see that the sun visors on it have the lip turned downward when the sun visors are up. Hopefully this will put that tidbit of restoration trivia to rest. =]
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#378 Post by Spencer Harris » Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:22 pm

James Davies wrote:The Porsche stand at the Paris Auto Show, October 1954.
...you can see that the sun visors on it have the lip turned downward when the sun visors are up. Hopefully this will put that tidbit of restoration trivia to rest. =]
Also note the windshield washer nozzles on the front cowl. I believe first installed on cabriolets in 1954 with chassis no. 60550 using glass reservoir and then plastic water bag with no. 60707.
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Re: Vintage 356 Pictures

#379 Post by James Davies » Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:49 pm

Good eye Spencer. Yes, washer systems became standard on the '54 model year Porsches in May 1954, but they were included by the factory as a special order in '53 or standard on the USA de Luxe model coupes or cabs. The nozzles on that cab look the same as those on my '53 coupe - a half dome with a "straw" sticking out to direct the stream.

Wish I could see the Reutter fender emblem a bit better. It's definitely aluminum, but that's about all I can tell.

It seems to have a radio but no antenna. Show car indeed. =]

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#380 Post by Alain Buchert » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:30 am

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Re: Vintage 356 Pictures

#381 Post by Greg Bryan » Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:48 pm

Picture posted today on Bring a Trailer site
I went back in this thread a few years and didn't see it ...
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Re: Vintage 356 Pictures

#382 Post by Alain Buchert » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:39 am

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Re: Vintage 356 Pictures

#383 Post by John Garrett » Tue May 05, 2015 7:14 am

A few old photos! Keep em coming!
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Re: Vintage 356 Pictures

#384 Post by John Garrett » Thu May 07, 2015 5:21 am

a few more!
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Re: Vintage 356 Pictures

#385 Post by Joris Koning » Thu May 07, 2015 8:44 am

The black A steering wheel and dash knobs on the cab driven by Hushke will raise some doscussion
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Re: Vintage 356 Pictures

#386 Post by John Garrett » Wed May 27, 2015 6:43 am

a few more..
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Re: Vintage 356 Pictures

#387 Post by John Garrett » Sat May 30, 2015 3:07 am

a few more
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Re: Vintage 356 Pictures

#388 Post by Alain Buchert » Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:34 pm

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#389 Post by Mervyn Hyde » Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:58 am

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Re: Vintage 356 Pictures

#390 Post by Andrew Ward » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:41 pm

Saw this beauty in Munich!
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