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For Sale: 1958 Porsche 356
in Scotts Valley, California

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Canepa Design
Canepa Design
4900 Scotts Valley Dr.
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
831-430-9940
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1958 Porsche 356 A Sunroof Coupe VIN: 103590 Engine No: 81978 Transmission No: 42815 Full cosmetic and mechical restoration The definitive concours 356 Outlaw Rare early Golde electric sunroof 170 horsepower 2.0-liter, fuel-injected Porsche flat four Custom Willhoit suspension Many real GT parts A stunning, factory sunroof coupe restored and upgraded by Willhoit Restorations in Long Beach, CA, the southern California 356 guru regarded by many as the best specialist in the US. The concept was to set the standard for a high-tech 356 Outlaw while staying true to the ride, feel, and character of the 356. As many original 356 parts where used in its construction, with the balance being Willhoits own specialty high performance parts. No stone was left unturned to transform this 356 into a state-of-the-art automobile with the ultimate in drivability and performance. Originally delivered to Hoffman, NY on 5/13/1958, 103590 came from the factory with an early Golde electric sunroof, with its motor mounted in engine compartment; a very rare option on early 356 coupes. In fact, this 356 is rumored to be the first 356A made with an electric sunroof. To add to the cars mystery, previous owners claim that 103590 was the 1958 Paris Auto Show car, though no conclusive evidence exists. Wilhoits restoration took almost 5 years to complete. When it was finished the 356 had gained one-inch-wider rear fenders in the back, wider wheels, and a 2.0-liter, fuel-injected flat four. With thousands of hours into the restoration, many real GT parts, and a powerplant putting out 170 hp at 6900 rpm this car was not only a definitive 356 Outlaw, it was a definitive concours 356 Outlaw. 500 hours went into blocking the body alone, resulting in a laser straight body with a transcendent level of fit and finish. The body was metal-finished with no filler. While the car was stripped down, and knowing a powerful engine was to be installed, the body was reinforced using Willhoits reinforced longitudinals, and other proprietary tricks. To widen the rear fenders by one inch on either side, Willhoit ended up making complete quarter panels. The front and rear lower edges are reinforced with wire like the factory GT cars, and the rear bum-per has been lengthened to fit the new fenders. Willhoit fabricated a hood and a louvered decklid out of aluminum but left the doors in steel for safety reasons. The bumpers are set up like a factory GT with aluminum trim and no guards. The windshield is Sigla glass, but the side, quarter, and rear windows are Plexiglas. The final touch is a vintage Tal-bot aluminum drivers side mirror. Inside the owner wanted an outside temperature gauge that looked period-correct but worked properly, and also a three-way combination gauge that provides oil-temperature, oil-pressure, and fuel-tank readings together, much like a Porsche 904. These gauges, along with a 160-mph speedometer and a tachometer with an 8000-rpm redline, were created by North Holly-wood Speedometer. Other interior tricks include a roll bar, custom tunnel-mounted shifter, a leather-wrapped RSK steering wheel with a double-stalk blinker and headlight flasher switches, simple door panels with leather pull straps, and GT door handles. In the engine bay Willhoit decided to rebuild the original engine out to 2002 cc, using custom 91-mm, Nikasil-coated aluminum cylinders made by LN Engi-neering with a custom 77-mm Scat crankshaft. The latter uses Clevite two-inch rod bearings, while Carrillo connecting rods locate 91-mm JE pistons set up to yield a compression ratio of 11:1. Sprouting from the cylinder heads are thinly screened 48-mm throttle bodies made by TWM. Each cylinder is fired by a pair of 10x19-mm spark plugs. The twin-plug distributor and fuel rails were developed by Willhoit and work with a magnetic crankshaft-triggered ignition system and Motec engine management. A Bosch 12-volt alternator allows the use of these modern systems in the normally 6-volt 356 A. The engines final numbers are 170 hp at 6900 rpm and 143 lb-ft at 5100 rpm. To ensure all that torque gets to the ground, Scott Hendry of Scotts Independent in Anaheim packed a 716 transmission housing with C-B-A-B gears, a 7:31 ring-and-pinion, and a GT torque-biasing differential. This is mated to the engine with a lightweight flywheel rendered in 4340 chromoly, a Kennedy Engi-neered Products Stage I aluminum pressure plate, and a dual-friction clutch disc. With the powertrain finalized, attention turned to the chassis. The forward spring rates are 20-percent stiffer than stock and are kept in check by Bilstein Sport dampers. The spindles have been decambered by 1.5*. A Willhoit Restorations anti-roll bar measuring 17.5 mm was installed, as were aluminum tie rods with heim joints. In the rear, 26-mm torsion bars and Elephant Racing bronze spring-plate bushings with early 911 spring-plate covers stiffen things up. These are damped by Von shocks with a lower heim joint to clear the custom 15x6 front and 15x7 rear billet aluminum wheels. To shrug down the potential speed of the car RSK front drums with vented backing plates and aluminum shoes were installed up front, and ven-tilated drums with vented backing plates do duty in the rear. Since arriving at Canepa, Bruce has put his own twist on the styling of the car by reinstalling the front hood handle and horn grilles, painting the wheels his signature titanium grey, and installing the best handling period styled tires available. The result of all of this work is spectacular. The level of restoration would be welcome at Pebble Beach. The level of performance would be welcome at any racetrack. With 170 hp in a sub 2000 pound car, on a sorted suspension and brakes, the driving experience is second to none. Surely one of the two best Outlaws ever built by Willhoit (the other being the 1956 356 also in inventory at Canepa,) this is a unique opportunity to own and drive a one-of-a-kind, concours level Porsche that will never be repeated. Engine: with R 2002 twin plug engine with Motec EFI 170 hp at 6900 rpm and 143 lb-ft at 5100 rpm 11:1 compression ratio 7500-rpm redline Custom 91-mm, Nikasil-coated aluminum cylinders made by LN Engi-neering Custom 77-mm Scat crankshaft Clevite two-inch rod bearings Carrillo connecting rods Forged, lightweight 91 mm JE pistons TWM 48mm throttle bodies, fuel rails and stacks with R billet twin-ignition distributor MW Ignitions dual-output CDI system Lightweight flywheel rendered in 4340 chromoly Kennedy Engi-neered Products Stage I aluminum pressure plate Dual-friction clutch disc ATI harmonic damper Transaxle: 716 transmission housingbrplacehol

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 4815
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Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Scotts Valley, CA
Zip
95066
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
218

Year
1958

VIN
103590

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Black

Interior Details

Color(s)
Black

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

 
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