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Jan and Steve's sunroof coupe

We've had the car since 1983 with short bursts of work over the next several years. In 1999 it went for it's first drive since the time of purchase. Throughout the process I met and learned from several long term 356 owners. It's an easy group to spend time with. The original info sources have become good "old" friends and many newer aquaintences have become friends as well and have joined our network. The car has been the center of countless social events for our whole family. Memories my wife, Jan, and I will have forever.

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Kevin's Cab

My wife and I acquired our first 356 in December 2016 after a full 2 year restoration performed in California completed in November 2016. Originally from the east coast, where 64SC spent most of it's life and believed to be a 1 or 2 owner car, repainted black with black interior. We're still looking into its complete history and hope to learn more. The restoration included a complete engine rebuilt to stock specifications, transmission, suspension, 4 wheel disk brakes, all electrical and retained the original door panels, wheels, all numbers matching, 6 volt system SC cabriolet.

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Outlaw

Formerly cared for by Mike Grabowski and Rick Danielson. Now my wife and I will continue maintaining and enjoying this special 356 Outlaw. 

Sweet Super 90

I've owned this car since 2002. I bought it from the 4th owner in Seattle and at the time moved it to our home in Vancouver, Wa. We've been in Gig Harbor now almost 10 years. I'd love to know more about the cars history. S/N 120010, engine S/N 805391 . The prior owner was a Mr. Jim Compton who at the time worked in the Seattle City government, who I've now learned sadly passed in 2014. The owner prior to that was a Mr. Bruce Bartee who apparently owned this car in So. Cal. then moved it up to the Bellingham area. Restored in the 80's?

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1962 Notchback is not a Coupe

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#homerthe356

Our first 356.  1964 356 named Homer.  This car lived in Cali for the start of its life, then went to Homer Alaska, and finally lived outside Hood River Oregon until moving to our garage in Gig Harbor.  Working on fixing the car up now, look for us soon! 

Original Family Owner

My father got the bug for a sports car around the time he was 38 years old.   He was thinking about a Corvette or a Porsche.   He stayed in the Air Force reserves and rode home in a Volkswagen from a base in Texas to southern California in the blazing heat of summer, and the VW never skipped a beat.  That was it, he decided to get a Porsche.  He had my aunt who at the time was working for the U.S. Government in Saudi Arabia order the car through a dealer there.  She was able to get a good price on it.

Real and Replica

 

Dolphin Grey

Chris & Elissa's Speedster

I found the car online being sold in Toronto in a private sale. It had some modifications and upkeep done by The Guild Auto Restoration garage in Toronto, and was put up for sale. The car originally came out of Vintage Speedsters of California and was built as an authentic reproduction in 2004.

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