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Made To Drive | S11 E22

1959 Porsche 356A: A Phoenix Rises From A Tractor Barn

Father-and-son restoration on this beautiful blue bathtub.
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Adrian Smith
Adrian Smith
3 years ago

I loved the sense of community with this restoration and the wonderful father and son partnership that brought this wonderful little Porsche back to life. A delightful tale.

Buc356
Buc356
3 years ago

Bravo et merci pour cette émouvant Témoignage, qui résonne pour moi comme une piqure des rappel pour ne pas oublier les années passé avec mon père et mon fils, tous deux disparu, a rénover notre 356 et notre Cox découvrable de 62 ! Au plaisir de se revoir un jour amitié Alain

Gonzalo
Gonzalo
3 years ago

great dad-son restoration history! congrats!
Gonzalo

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gringo
gringo
3 years ago

So awesomely charming and beautiful. ,,, and it’s a Porsche – who’da thought.

Evan Bedford
Evan Bedford
3 years ago

Is that Philip Glass in the background? Blends in nicely.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
3 years ago
Reply to  Evan Bedford

Around 3:10 the themes do get very like Glass don’t they. Somehow I think that this isn’t Phil Glass: this is someone reaching to his harmonies and rhythms.

Evan Bedford
Evan Bedford
3 years ago

Relax Franz. Life is too short as it is.

Paul
Paul
3 years ago

Petrolicious, you’re killing it these days! Awesome video. Great story. Beautiful car.

Landroving
Landroving
3 years ago

I’m guessing that hub wrench/puller that is being used at the start of the video was fabricated by the subjects, beautiful work…and the 356 isn’t bad either;-)

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
3 years ago
Reply to  Landroving

The 356 is pretty amazing. They said, credibly, that they have 800 hours of work in a bare metal, rotisserie mount, chassis restoration. And all the numbers match.

Dunno about the hub wrench. It is an odd thing, isn’t it? They certainly seem practiced with it.

William Sturm
William Sturm
3 years ago

A story I can only hope to repeat with my children. Profitez de chaque kilometre les gars!

Casual Observer
Casual Observer
3 years ago

Nice. Shame about the mobile phone in his hand. ;—]

Scott Morse
Scott Morse
3 years ago

GREAT STORY…Drive long and prosper!

Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka
3 years ago

A fascinating car . Not quite a restoration but not a resto – mod either . So perhaps a period correct resto – mod ? No matter what you call it though that is one of the tastiest 356’s I’ve seen in decades .

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
3 years ago
Reply to  Franz Kafka

Lovely job isn’t it? And the community of people who joined together to do the work is also quite special.

Casual Observer
Casual Observer
3 years ago
Reply to  Franz Kafka

Yes I love how the whole vibe is 50s-ish. Too bad about the sticker on the door . . . Heuer didn’t become TAG Heuer until 1985!