My Car Quest

March 30, 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 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...]

The Speedster Sale That Shook The Collector Car World

by Wallace Wyss and David Lawrence Silver - When word filtered out that a 1957 356A Porsche Speedster had sold for $660,000 at auction, it was assumed by many that, ho hum, that had to be one of the rare 4-cam Carrera Speedsters. … [Read more...]

The Strange Romance Between Studebaker & Porsche

by Wallace Wyss - Y’know, when my publisher at Enthusiast Books asked me to revive my out-of-print book Porsche 356 Photo Album, I thought hey “How hard could it be?” with only four models, the pre-A, the A, the B and the C. But the more I dig … [Read more...]

The Italian Porsche 356s: Author Searches For Pictures Of Mystery Porsches

by Wallace Wyss - It all seemed so easy, originally. Writing a mere ten pages of Porsche 356 history improve the book in the re-issue of my book Porsche 356 Photo Album (Enthusiast Books). The original edition had only pictures and captions but … [Read more...]

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