My Car Quest

February 28, 2017

The Gebruder Beutler And Their Porsches

by Wallace Wyss - Being half-Swiss, I am proud that a Swiss coachbuilder (Gebruder Beutler) was judged reliable enough to build some coachwork for the Porsche 356 cars - the Gebruder Beutler Porsches. Though from the one car I researched … [Read more...]

Another Porsche 356 Mystery Car

Is it the Holy Grail of Lost 356 Prototypes or just another VW-based custom? by Wallace Wyss - Back at the beginning of Porsche, you might say all options were open because, at that converted sawmill in Gmund that they were using for … [Read more...]

Maxie’s One Goof: The Porsche Type 540 America Roadster

by Wallace Wyss - He’s gone now, but I have the feeling if I got to know him better, I would’ve called him “maxie.” An Austrian who moved to the U.S before the war, he was very instrumental in the acceptance of European sports cars in America. … [Read more...]

The Porsche 356 Speedster Carrera

The rarest of the rare by Wallace Wyss - Already the Porsche Speedster, with only a little over 4,000 made from ’55 through ’58, is a hot collectable. But this article is about the crème-de-le-crème Speedster, the Porsche 356 Speedster … [Read more...]

Porsche’s Italian Adventure – The Porsche 356 Abarth Carrera GT/L

by Wallace Wyss - The Porsche family were Austrians. They were doing pretty well developing race cars in the early ‘50s, especially the mid-engined Porsche 550 Spyder, but it bothered them that a fellow Austrian, Carlo Abarth, working in Italy, … [Read more...]

How To Pronounce Porsche

by Mike - Does it make your ears hurt when you hear someone mispronounce a car name? One of the most popular sports cars in history, Porsche, has suffered from years of having its name mispronounced. This is perpetuated by movies and TV shows … [Read more...]

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