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My Second Chance — Fun car, perfectly suited to temperate climate for year round driving here in Bay Area outskirts. SC engine gave it more pop, but I shouldn't have sold off the original engine...Woulda, coulda, shoulda! Imagine buying a speedster for less than $3K

Pros: Couldn't see the road through the floorboards on this one. Non-matching engine with a little more ooomph!

Cons: Dented in the back and loose front bumper made for a lot of rattle

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Smooth Porsche — It's an old car that keeps up with modern traffic, no problem. Amazingly modern feel compared to any of it's contemporaries - will cruise a 75 with ease, tracks straight and brakes better than you would ever expect. It's got the finned aluminum drums. Driving a 356 in modern traffic is a bit scary with it's 1950's safety features - ie. none. So, I drive it like a motorcycle, stay as far away from SUV's as possible and added 4-point shoulder harness and an LED brake light. I have the original engine stored out of the car and had a big bore 912 motor built for it. Thats good for about 100 HP I guess. Compared to the original 60, it's a big improvement. It's just so much fun to drive. Original interior is in great shape - hard to believe, but being only the 3rd owner and with only 77,000 miles after 57 years it's not too surprising... I love the big V-sunroof from the earlier pre-A model (couldn't afford a speedster). It was a "must have" feature that took me 5 years to find in a beehive 356A, so it's pretty rare. The sunroof is original to this car per Porsche COA.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Drivable investment, Fun to tinker with. Kids love it and have learned a lot.

Cons: Too much rain these days to drive, tailgaters...

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