1957 Porsche 356A Outlaw Speedster

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1957 Porsche 356A Outlaw. Chuck Olenyk turned this coulda-been shoulda-been coupe into a classic speedster with all factory parts – by himself in his home garage!This car is owned by Chuck Olenyk and is no ordinary Porsche 356A Outlaw, but one transformed from a coupe into a classic speedster.

image credit: Jay Leno’s Garage 

Making this conversion required more than 2,000 hours of work, and according to Olenyk, all the work was made in his home garage using all factory parts. The car also features the early 911 Fuchs alloy wheels, which makes the Old Porsche look cool and funky.

image credit: Jay Leno’s Garage 

This 356A was literally done from the ground up by Michigander Chuck Olenyk, the floor of the car having fallen apart so badly that he couldn’t remove the roof at first since it was holding the vehicle together.

image credit: Jay Leno’s Garage 

Olenyk said that of the 2000 hours over seven years that he spent restoring the car, 500 were spent just on repairing the rust.

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That’s undoubtedly some of the reason why when he tried to sell the unrestored car as a roller in the nineties for $1,000, no one would take it off his hands.

Olenyk fitted a mildly tuned engine from a Porsche 912, the transmission from a 356B, the brakes from a 356C, Fuchs mags and a modified replicar Speedster roof from Intermecchnica. It lacks nothing even with just 115 horsepower, and it adds to that with charm and aural appeal. You can see and hear the full story in the video below.

VIAJay Leno's Garage
SOURCEautoblog
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