WCSTA -03- 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super

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Mark Counts
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WCSTA -03- 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super

#1 Post by Mark Counts » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:53 pm

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This is Lucky Number 7 (meaning my 7th 356 resto) and I plan on doing a "close to concours" Outlaw resto on this 1961 356B 1600 Super coupe. The car will end up being stock mechanical, lowered front and back with a possible disc brake and Fuchs conversion. Interior will be redone stock. Fundamentally, the body and pan are fairly solid (thanks to some undercoating in the distant past) but it does need a new hood. Currently, it is an ugly beast. The car was originally silver on blue and is currently painted ugly on uglier with a sea foam top coat over a blue middle coat over original silver. It will be media blasted back to metal and brought up from there. It needs all new rubber, new brakes, freshened engine (compression is good, thank goodness!), inner fender replacement metal and lots of TLC. Please help me make this a wonderful car again and vote for Lucky No. 7!
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Re: WCSTA - 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super

#2 Post by Per Schroeder » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:27 pm

Very cool!

Advice for everyone who wants to enter this contest---post as many pictures as you can. Remember--we're trying to find the worst--so let's see that rust. Too bad you can't take pictures of smell :-)
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Re: WCSTA - 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super

#3 Post by Greg Bryan » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:36 am

Reminds me of my project when I got it - an old but very concealing coat of paint over a nightmare of rust.
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Re: WCSTA - 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super

#4 Post by Per Schroeder » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:25 am

Any pictures of the underside yet? How bad are the longitudinals?
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Re: WCSTA -03- 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super

#5 Post by Greg Bryan » Wed May 18, 2022 12:57 pm

Mark - following up on some of the We Can Save Them All cars - any updates on your project?
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