My Car Quest

December 11, 2017

Our Resident Historian Reveals An Obsession With Porsche “Turtle “ Cars

by Richard Bartholomew - "I suspect Ferdinand Porsche, as a boy in the 1800s, had a pet turtle," says Wallace Wyss, writer, who is presently hip-deep in research for the reprinting of the revised Porsche 356 Photo Album book. “The first … [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...]

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 Immortal Porsche Speedster

by Wallace Wyss - In the beginning, there was the Porsche family, over there in Germany, and there was Maximillian Hoffman, an immigrant who had come to America before the war, who was in New York trying to tell them what to make. Now even … [Read more...]

The Porsche America Roadster: Think Of It As The Predecessor To The Speedster

by Wallace Wyss - When Porsche first began to import cars to America, they had a very knowledgeable Austrian living in America, Max Hoffman, who tried to direct them to American’s taste and needs. For instance Hoffman imported a Glockner … [Read more...]

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