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Made To Drive | S04 E05

He Built the Outlaw Porsche 356 That He Wanted

Having owned a long line of those antique 356s, Jack was ready to try something different when, in 1994, he came across this Continental in Hood River, Oregon. Once he got it back to his garage in Texas, he set about transforming the car into a 356 of his own. Purists may scowl, but Jack finally has the Porsche he always wanted.
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johan overtoom

Dutch Outlaw aka “White Tornado”

http://www.cinecars.nl/de-witte-tornado-2-2/

Peter
Peter

I have had the good fortune to meet Jack and see that car in person. It is an amazing car. The car was restored by Roy Smalley (Eurowerks — Campbell, Texas). I have gotten to know Roy and his work and I can say that he is one of the best Porsche restorers in the country bar none.

Paul Kitchen

That is Porsche perfection, interesting history to the car as well. I found this beauty hidden in the corner at Goodwood Festival of Speed…it was traded in for a VW Golf in the early 80’s!

http://districtautoclub.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/the-porsche-356-the-beginning/

Bruce Schneider

Mr. Griffin mentions Max Hoffman in the video. Hoffman also became the importer of BMWs for the U.S., and conceived and named the BMW Bavaria, precursor to the 3.0, grandfather of the 530i. I learned to drive in my dad’s ’73 Bavaria, and later bought that car from him.

Jimmy Arata
Jimmy Arata

Such a great car, and the owner appears pretty cool also. The essence of motoring, IMO

Emvin Taylor
Emvin Taylor

How about a classic Lotus for a future episode? 🙂
Thanks for making Wednesday mornings more entertaining! – from all the way across the ocean in Malta

Kevin Fitzpatrick
Kevin Fitzpatrick

That’s got to be one of the nicest 356’s I have ever seen! The headlight covers, Fuchs wheels, louvers, are all executed perfectly. I never knew about the “continental” thing either, very interesting anecdote.