1957 Porsche 356A/1600 Reutter Coupe Outlaw VIN: 58697 California car for majority of its history Original sales contract, owners manual, Porsche maintenance booklet, maintenance docs Porsche Certificate of Authenticity Restored by Porsche 356 expert Don Emory 100+ horsepower (estimated) engine (original matching numbers engine included with car) Added Canepa updates for a subtle and understated outlaw This 356A completed production on February 14th, 1957. Destined for the U.S., it was optioned with Sealed Beam Headlights and American bumpers. The original automobile sale contract shows Russell J. Lanthorne Jr. as the first owner of this 356A coupe. He purchased the car from Precision Motor Cars of Beverly Hills, CA on May 28th, 1957 for a total of $4,295.20. Lanthorne drove and enjoyed the car quite a bit during his stewardship over the course of almost 30 years. He had the foresight to keep many of his original records, including his original sales paperwork and Porsche service booklet that was stamped by a few dealers after 1957, along with his California registration stubs from 1957 to 1984. The 2nd owner, Gordon Bartow of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, purchased the car from Lanthorne in 1984, receiving all of the previously mentioned paperwork and kept his own paperwork from 1984 to 1991. The Anthracite 356 was then sold to a well-known collector, Roland Hines, who contacted storied 356 restorer Don Emory with the intention of carrying out a complete and comprehensive restoration. Due to Emorys exquisite and masterful craft, the steel body, the Anthracite metallic paint finish, panel gaps and overall presence of the car, to this day, are fantastic. The interior is nothing short of excellent, with a huge attention to detail in and throughout the car that separates it from the rest of its peers. Between 2005 and 2007 the car found its way to a couple of different owners before finding Bill Boyle, who would keep the 356 in his collection for a number of years. In 2007, Bill had the idea of a big horsepower powerplant project which was concocted with Porsche 356 specialist Bruce Baker of Bruce Baker Enterprises in Collegeville, PA. With the idea to produce Carrera GS power from a normal-looking engine, Baker went to work. The engine was balanced and blueprinted, and 9.5:1 compression power unit includes all the hot rod upgrades: 86mm forged pistons, magnafluxed and polished crankshaft, balanced 356C connecting rods, lightened flywheel, Elgin profile camshaft and fully polished 912 pushrods and valvetrain. The cylinder heads were ported, a lightened clutch was installed, Zenith 32mm carburetors were added and a custom oil cooler with a billet aluminum sump plate and modified oiling system allowed for full flow filtration. Once the upgraded engine was installed, the original matching numbers engine was packaged so that it could be shipped along with the car in the future and is included with the sale of the 356. During his ownership, Bill also performed a host of maintenance and upgrades that included the brake system being completely overhauled and rebuilt, new leather interior, and countless of other items addressed. While the engine was being built up, Bruce Baker also performed a number of upgrades and improvements including a 12-volt system conversion, adding a 380mm Moto-Lita wood steering wheel adapted with a custom hub and turn signal canceler, as well as adding other tasteful adjustments and special details on the exterior and interior while it was at Baker Enterprises. In 2008, the transaxle received a complete rebuild, which included all bearings and syncros. In late 2017 Bill decided that he enjoyed his 356 enough that he wanted to try something new. The car arrived at Autosport Designs Inc. in the fall of 2017 where it was advertised for sale and unsurprisingly sold quickly to a new buyer. They ended up keeping the car for close to a year before it returned to Autosport Designs In
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