My Car Quest

March 24, 2017

The Argentinian Porsche 356

Or not... by Wallace Wyss - Deep into research for my upcoming re-issue of my presently out–of-print Porsche 356 Photo Album, I was temporarily knocked off my chair when I saw a picture of what purports to be a factory authorized near copy … [Read more...]

The Three Pointed Scraper (1961 Porsche 356B)

OK, it was weird, it was ugly, but it’s one that got away from Porsche - the Porsche 356B 2000GS Carrera 2 - by Wallace Wyss This is a tale both of triumph and of tragedy, yet we, as car collectors, can all learn from it. First of … [Read more...]

Porsche’s Grand Italian Experiment – 1960 and 1961 Porsche 356B Abarth GT/L

by Wallace Wyss - Now Porsche, as I have found out while researching the re-birth of my book Porsche 356 Photo Album, always liked to do things their own way. They had, at the beginning, Erwin Komenda, an Austrian who could design aerodynamic … [Read more...]

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...]

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