Dean Jeffries' Carrera for sale

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Dean Jeffries' Carrera for sale

#1 Post by Jon Schmid » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:16 pm

I see that Dean's old 356 Carrera is for sale in The Samba's classifieds, probably here, too. A mere $800000 and it's yours.

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Re: Dean Jeffries' Carrera for sale

#2 Post by Jim Karaba » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:14 pm

Yup, Carrera's are not cheap and this one sure has the "cool" factor and history. Maybe the original and first "outlaw".

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Re: Dean Jeffries' Carrera for sale

#3 Post by Jack Walter » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:48 am

I have decided its time to pass the Carrera on so I have I listed it for sale on this site here: https://porsche356registry.org/classifieds/13553

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Re: Dean Jeffries' Carrera for sale

#4 Post by Adam Wright » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:16 pm

Jack, is this the same car?
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Re: Dean Jeffries' Carrera for sale

#5 Post by Jack Walter » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:29 pm

Adam Wright wrote:Jack, is this the same car?
Not even close - but funny. There was a guy from New Jersey down at Amelia Island that saw my car and remembered it from the magazines in the late 1950's.
He said it inspired him to get a Porsche - a 356B if I remember correctly. A few weeks after he bought it he was "distracted" by a pair of very shapely tight white hip hugger pants that were walking down a sidewalk and ran into the back of the car in front of him. When he went to the body shop with the rearranged front end on his Porsche he asked the body man if he knew of Dean Jeffries Porsche.

The body man looked at him and said "Yes, I know the car and before you even ask, No we are not doing that."

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Re: Dean Jeffries' Carrera for sale

#6 Post by Jack Walter » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:40 am

Adam, I thought that looked familiar and I dug up an old picture a friend took down in central Florida in 1996 - I think it may be the car you found the picture of. A very crude and ugly sorta copy of Jeffries idea. What is puzzling is that my Carrera was in central Florida from around 1967-69. I wonder if someone down there saw it and tried to copy it. Any other info on those pics?
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Re: Dean Jeffries' Carrera for sale

#7 Post by Jim Karaba » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:48 am

Those are the same cars. Cool! A pre-A also. Wonder where it is now.

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#8 Post by Adam Wright » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:48 pm

Jack Walter wrote:Adam, I thought that looked familiar and I dug up an old picture a friend took down in central Florida in 1996 - I think it may be the car you found the picture of. A very crude and ugly sorta copy of Jeffries idea. What is puzzling is that my Carrera was in central Florida from around 1967-69. I wonder if someone down there saw it and tried to copy it. Any other info on those pics?
I'm trying to dig out old pics now but I think that car ended up at Kempton's place.
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Re: Dean Jeffries' Carrera for sale

#9 Post by Jack Walter » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:33 pm

In a week or two I'm going to have Dean's Carrera up for sale on the Petrolicious web site. I met the photographer for a photo shoot today - looking forward to seeing the results.

The photographer was really impressed with the car - he said he loved how the light played with the curves and the graduations on how the paint reflected were very pretty.
I took this snapshot but I expect his shots to be much more spectacular.
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Re: Dean Jeffries' Carrera for sale

#10 Post by Jack Walter » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:14 pm

The listing went live on the Petrolicious website this evening. They do a lot of Porsche and Alfa Romeo stuff and I'm a big fan of their work so I decided an unconventional car needs an unconventional approach to selling it. They were real excited to tell the story of Dean Jeffries and his Porsche Carrera and did a great job.

http://petrolicious.com/dean-jeffries-1 ... rera-coupe
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Re: Dean Jeffries' Carrera for sale

#11 Post by Jack Walter » Fri May 05, 2017 11:15 pm

The Kustomrama web page on the Carrera has been updated recently to correct a couple of errors that had been made in the description and to update some info.

http://www.kustomrama.com/index.php?tit ... 56_Porsche

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