How the Porsche 356 Made the Carrera Name a Legend

Ever since the reign of the Porsche 911 began in the early 1960’s, we’ve associated the historic “Carrera” name with it. While the 911 has the longest history with the name, the first Porsche Carrera models came in the form of the four-cylinder 356. The word Carrera is a Spanish word meaning both “race” and… Read more »

The Motorsport Success of the Porsche 356

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A rich racing heritage is baked into every Porsche. An early chapter in Porsche racing history is in their first production car, the 356. While it was primarily a road car, many 356’s spent plenty of time on the track. It was a popular racecar because it took little – if any – modification to… Read more »

How to Get an Electric Porsche 356

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Although plug-in electric cars have only been part of the mainstream for a few years, swapping out gas engines for electric mills is nothing new to a select group of hobbyists. As it turns out, the classic Porsche 356 is an excellent platform for doing just that. “The fact that it’s 1,600 pounds and fiberglass,… Read more »

Before the Porsche 356, there was the Porsche 356/1

1960 Porsche 356B Coupe

It’s fairly common sports car knowledge that the 356 was the first production Porsche, but did you know about the prototype that came before it? Prior to the production Porsche 356 that came out in 1948, the 356/1 laid the groundwork for what the car – and the whole brand – would become. Porsche built… Read more »

5 Reasons the Porsche 356 Holds Up as a Great Classic Car

1964 Porsche 356C Coupe

Ever since the introduction of the legendary Porsche 911 in 1963, the 356 has been living in its shadow. While the 911 deserves every word of praise it receives, the 356 should not be ignored. Here are a few reasons why it’s still a beloved classic today. It’s the Porsche that started it all Before… Read more »

Make Your Own Porsche 356 or 550 With a Replica Kit from eBay!

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There’s a lot of weird, wild stuff on eBay. Right now, someone is selling molds, jigs, and plans to build your own replica of a classic Porsche. You could make a 550 Spyder, 356 Speedster, or 356 Super 90, all of which are very desirable replicas. The listing is a little vague about who exactly… Read more »

The Ultimate Guide to the Porsche 356

There are many different versions of the Porsche 356 but each and every one of them holds a special place in the automotive industry. Looking at any of the iterations, many would argue that the Porsche 356 looks like several other cars – but, they would be wrong. Several other cars look like the Porsche… Read more »

How Old Does a Car Have to Be to Be a Classic?

Is a car’s status as a “classic” determined just by a calendar? Is every car of a certain age considered a classic car? It all depends on who you ask. From a legal standpoint, a car is usually considered classic when it’s 20-25 years old or older depending on what state you’re in. There’s also… Read more »

Jaguar E-Type: Form Meets Function

1962 Jaguar E-Type

It’s been called the most beautiful car ever made by Enzo Ferrari. It was aerodynamically designed in an unconventional way. It’s the perfect marriage of form and function. The curves and the power of the Jaguar E-Type have inspired and astounded drivers around the globe. We can’t talk about the E-Type without first talking about… Read more »

Porsche 911: Pure Driving Excellence

Porsche 911

Over fifty years of continuous production. Countless podiums making motorsports history. A brave design that’s stood the test of time. People from different backgrounds and different parts of the world have been building cars for well over a century. In 1963, what may be the most elegant connection between man and machine was formed. The… Read more »

007 and Aston Martin – an Ongoing Connection

James Bond can drive anything he desires. The British secret agent has an impeccable organization behind him, dedicated to keeping his style, efficiency and elegance in order and a car he is driving is a big part of it. It was expected that he would be driving a British car and his relationship with Aston… Read more »

Porsche – A Glorious Racing History

Porsche production cars have always been somewhere in the middle of a track beast and a street car. Perhaps this is most evident when we look at the GT2 and GT3 models which despite being street cars, are usually stripped of luxury and tuned for performance, rather than practicality or comfort. Simply put, these are… Read more »