My Car Quest

December 9, 2023

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

Reaching into the My Car Quest Wayback Machine I came up with this interesting story from February 2017. I hope you all enjoy it again, or for the first time Mike Gulett, Editor. by Wallace Wyss - He’s gone now, but I have the … [Read more...]

A 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 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...]

The Porsche Gmund Coupe That was Not

by Wallace Wyss - Well, I mean not a coupe for awhile The rarest Porsche road cars are the ones made in an abandoned sawmill in Gmund, Austria in the late 1940s. Most were built as coupes. They had aluminum coachwork, hand hammered out … [Read more...]