Porsche Plate frame & Dealership thread

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Re: Porsche Plate frame thread - pics of, & looking for

#196 Post by Sterling Vaden » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:47 am

. . . 'cause I've seen exactly one of these in thirty-some years of looking
And the Woodland Hills location was on Ventura Blvd

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/inf ... lls_ca.php

Also Inglewood!:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/inf ... ood_ca.php

And of course, No. Hollywood, Hollywood (at least 2 locations?) and Culver City distribution center.
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Re: Porsche Plate frame thread - pics of, & looking for

#197 Post by Jon Warshawsky » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:30 am

Does anyone have photos of an authentic Hollywood - Competition Motors frame? I've been offered one for $$$, looks to be monochrome (no paint) with checkered sections at the lower corners. It says 'Hollywood' at the top, not 'North Hollywood'.
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Re: Porsche Plate frame thread - pics of, & looking for

#198 Post by Roy Lock » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:47 pm

Jon, what does it say on the back?
By and large, all those old metal plates had a manufacturer on the back side.
There is a reproduction competition Motors frame. I have seen some pretty "crafty" weathering to make them look old.
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#199 Post by R. Kreiskott » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:05 pm

Here's a Wester frame, as listed in the Aug '68 Porsche Dealer List . . .

426/021/1
Wester Motors, Inc
1187 Del Monte Ave
Monterey, CA 93940


. . . but probably in the area much earlier

I believe that this frame --- minus any brand reference . . . dates back to the late '50s - early '60s
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Other Porsche Dealer Frames

#200 Post by R. Kreiskott » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:40 pm

In addition to The Samba's, there's a long thread running over on The Early 911S Registry site on old Porsche dealer frames . . .

http://www.early911sregistry.org/forums ... ate-Frames.

I'm interested in 911 dealers --- late '60s-to-early-'70s . . . but I've come across a few frames that probably over-lap w/ 356. I'll post 'em when I can

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Re: Ed Pape'

#201 Post by R. Kreiskott » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:25 pm

From the Apr '69 Porsche Dealer List . . .

423/022/1
Pape'-Cross Volkswagen, Inc
20 Coburg Road, PO Box 1971
Eugene, OR 97401


. . . from the Apr '69 PDL, becoming . . .

Ed Pape' Volkswagen
(same address)

I don't have any PDLs w/ Pape' listed after MY70 . . . so any Pape'-only frames w/ 'Porsche' badging would be one-year-onlys (?)
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Re: License Plate Frame

#202 Post by R. Kreiskott » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:04 pm

Alex Mestas wrote:. . . Trans Ocean Motors in Pasadena. They are still in business today but stopped selling Porsche’s in about 1965 . . .
Uhhh . . . no

Last listed in the Apr '69 PDL . . .

422/116/1
Trans Ocean Motor Co, Inc
130 No Sierra Madre Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107


. . so they were selling Porsches thru ~MY70 (?) . . .

Still in business, too
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Re: Porsche Plate frame thread - pics of, & looking for

#203 Post by Alex Mestas » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:23 pm

Trans Ocean Motors was at one time a VW & Porsche Dealership located in Pasadena, CA. Some time after 1964 they were asked to choose between VW and Porsche. They chose to go with VW and are still in business today. They are now located at 130 N Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107.
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Re: Porsche Plate frame thread - pics of, & looking for

#204 Post by Jon Warshawsky » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:31 am

Roy Lock wrote:Jon, what does it say on the back?
By and large, all those old metal plates had a manufacturer on the back side.
There is a reproduction competition Motors frame. I have seen some pretty "crafty" weathering to make them look old.
I didn't notice a manufacturer name, but wasn't looking that closely and will check later this week when I see the seller again. It seemed to be in very good shape for something so old an ephemeral, so I have my doubts.

Given the year of my car (1956), probably the North Hollywood version would be more appropriate. But I suppose those are also next to impossible to find.
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Re: Porsche Plate frame thread - pics of, & looking for

#205 Post by Roy Lock » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:58 am

Jon
A while back I did a pictorial article on my original VP frame. On the backside it had the

NO9. ROBERT W. BROWN CO. NO.9
DOWNEY, CALIF

The front side had white background with red lettering. One Porsche crest before VASEK POLAK.
Manhattan Beach.

Another interesting fact. Some later plates said Hermosa Beach. According to Carl Thompson; Vasek's last race manager, there was a dealership store in Redondo Beach, but no Porsche frames were actually issued with that on it. Those that do say that, I am told by him, are reproductions.

There is a Competition Motors North Hollywood reproduction frame. I have one of those for my Roadster. According to my coupe paperwork, my Coupe came from Competition Motors - Culver City. They were the distributor. It actually came from the Neil Compton store in Inglewood CA. This car was sold in late August 1963.
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Re: Porsche Plate frame thread - pics of, & looking for

#206 Post by Jon Warshawsky » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:05 pm

Roy, thank you. No paint on this purported original Competition Motors frame. I'll look for a Robert Brown or other maker's mark on the back.
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Re: Porsche Plate frame thread - pics of, & looking for

#207 Post by Mark Pribanic » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:15 am

Jon Warshawsky wrote:Roy, thank you. No paint on this purported original Competition Motors frame. I'll look for a Robert Brown or other maker's mark on the back.
Many of my older frames also have the same makers mark mentioned above. I recall the name Downey on them on the back side. But not all of my original frames have this mark either.
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Re: Porsche Plate frame thread - pics of, & looking for

#208 Post by Jason Lindquist » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:53 pm

I'm in the process of putting my dad's 63 B back on the road after being in storage since 1973. He purchased it new in Feb of 1963 from "San Diego Motor Imports, Inc." They were located on Kettner Blvd. in downtown. I'm looking for one of their frames. Any leads are appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Porsche Plate frame thread - pics of, & looking for

#209 Post by Frederick Adler » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:57 pm

If you can't find, here is a replica for $15 bucks..............

http://www.cafepress.com/+vasek_polak_l ... ,440367117

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Re: Porsche Plate frame thread - pics of, & looking for

#210 Post by Frederick Adler » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:41 pm

Picked up on this post. OK, was at the SD swap meet today and found the attached (its clean now). Two questions, (1) did these guys sell 356? (the plate appears correct timing, and (2) restore it or keep it as is IF it is correct?

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