1959 Porsche 356 Convertible D 1.6 pancake 4 from North America
Rebuilt front end. Carb rebuild.
Great little car that replaced the iconic Speedster for a solitary year. It was equipped with taller windshield, more comfortable coupe seats and roll-up windows. I acquired it by trading a'59 356 coupe and throwing in an extra $50.00.
The'D' had a rebuilt 1600 Normal engine that was bulletproof, but the Zenith carbs had gaskets which announced their slow demise by pumping glue into the jets after a few moments of running... took 'bout a year to dope that one out...
The car was rust free, but had been repainted more times than a World War II Army barracks and had a pretty shabby interior. Finally settled on a nice 'Old English White' with lurid red seats. When a Speedster windshield availed itself, I installed it on the 'D'. It dropped right in, but of course the top, windows and wipers no longer fit, but small a price to pay for " The Look".. Later made out like a porch- climber when I sold it for a eye-popping $2800.00.. "Doh.. Dope slap.. Dope Slap.."
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th June, 2008