This 1961 Porsche 356 Roadster was part of a private collection Road Scholars recently purchased. The story begins at John Von Neuman’s Competition Motors in Hollywood California on July 12th of 1961 when Dr. King of Anaheim, California took delivery of his new Roadster. This 356 has appeared to of had the good life in Southern California and was restored a little over 10 years ago by some of the best 356 guys in the business.
Don Emery a well known Southern California painter took care of the repaint in black with near flawless results. The chrome is very nice, and the exterior shows exceptionally well.
Tony Garcia at Autobahn Interiors made the black top and then stitched up the lovely red leather interior. John Willhoit received the car a few years ago and worked his motor magic to the numbers matching engine. Now producing about 115hp the 1600 engine runs like no other! This 356 runs flawlessly and pulls hard through all the gears especially since John put on one of his short throw shift kits in it. The 51/2 wheels really round out the total package with modern rubber on them. The Roadster is finished to an exceptional high standard, runs like no other and drives and handles great.
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