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Old 10-17-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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Guess that Porsche!

I saw this on a trailer today and had to share it with all my friends here on the forum. Can anyone tell me what year and model? No, it's not a Volkswagon but close.

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Old 10-17-2013, 08:55 PM   #2
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Was there suppose to be a photos?
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:58 PM   #3
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Yes I forgot to post the photo so here it is. I am 1old dude!
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356 Karmann Coupe....1960?
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:28 AM   #5
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Cayenne???

Looks about mid-valley?
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:42 AM   #6
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356 with the uber rare HDTV Antenna option.
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:50 AM   #7
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Porsche 356B with a Cayenne tow-car.
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:57 AM   #8
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2014 Carrera S4 ?
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:13 AM   #9
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You guys are good. It definitely looks like pristine condition for being 54 years old.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:15 AM   #10
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2014 Carrera S4 ?
Just the concept car I think. The actual vehicles will all be built and finished in speed yellow!
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I think, judging by the bumper, it's got to be about 1956. I am guessing 356A.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:38 AM   #12
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Porsche recently put out a video of a guy who daily drives a 356 and is about to hit 1,000,000 miles.

I hope I am not breaking the rules by posting this:

The Million-Mile Porsche 356 - YouTube

It's a good story and a high quality video.




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Old 10-18-2013, 07:53 AM   #13
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Man do I miss this...
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That million mile got stolen shortly after the video...
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random fact: 356 #1 was drop top and midengine.

To increase sales engine went in the back.


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You sold one of those? You aren't Luke Perry?
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The 356 A did not have the side vent windows which are shown in your second photo. While the 356 C also had vent windows, it had twin screens on the engine hood and a larger back window. I can't tell for sure from the photos, but this car also appears to have the exhaust exiting through the rear bumper guards - something else that was introduced with the 356B. However, it does not have the reflectors above the tailights that appeared on the 356B.

So OK, old dude, what is it?

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I don't know for sure. I figured somebody here could figure it out. Looks like the 356 time frame to me but one thing is for sure, it's a cool looking car and probably worth a few Franklins!
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Definitely a 356 A or B (or a 356 A and B) and a Cayenne tow car - lol. I think what is contributing to the confusion is that I believe that you have inadvertantly posted photos of two different cars. The one parked beside other vintage Porsches (and aircraft) is definitely a 356 B - it has not only the side vent windows but on closer inspection, it also appears to have the reflectors above the tailights. The car on the trailer, however, appears as if it may not have the side vent windows; certainly it does not have the rear reflectors. In addition, the hub caps on the two cars are different. The car on the trailer is probably a 356A, although the hub caps are from a later model and the bumper must have been updated as well (assuming the exhaust exits through the bumperettes as it appears).

Clear as mud?

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Old 10-18-2013, 11:15 AM   #20
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Thanks for clearing things up for me Brad. It is fascinating to me how long Porsche has been around and how awesome they look, not only now, but way back then. It was cool to see this gem on that trailer but I wish I could have talked to the owner and found out a bit about the car's history. When I saw it, the first thing that came to my mind was this forum and all the knowledge and love of The Porsche brand that exists here. Thanks again.

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