(Photo: 356 Registry.com)
There's no mistaking, vintage 356 Porsche cars are a special breed of automobiles that have played an important role of shaping automobile design. Car manufacturers of today are constantly struggling to create the same kind of excitement that car designers of the past were able to accomplish so naturally without the use of modern technologies. With each passing year, their history, design features, racing pedigree, and even their idiosyncrasies become increasingly appreciated.
The 911 was the outgrowth of the Porsche 356 Speedster cabriolet, particularly the 1963 SC version. One of the purest and most basic and most beautiful of all auto designs, the Speedster was designed primarily as a California sports car to take advantage of the money of wealthy Hollywood stars and producers and the more convertible-friendly climate.
The 356 Speedster's famous race car sister, the 550 Spyder, was the Porsche in which James Dean was killed on September 30, 1955, forever immortalizing that particular model, too.
This appreciation is especially true for those who experience these cars . If you are a owner or know someone that is a 356 car hobby bug, these newly born enthusiasts begin buying books, magazines, regalia, cars and parts, and anything else they can get their hands on to fulfill their yearning for 356 Speedster car fun. If these cars are tucked away in a dark corner of a garage, this scenario would never happen.
So if you are a owner of a 356 Speedster, grab your gloves and goggles, it is time to have some fun! See you on the road.......Pacific Coast Highway 1!!
Pacific Coast Highway in a 356 Speedster - from San Diego to San Francisco