This Porsche 356 restomod is an awesome combination of vintage Porsche parts

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Commissioned by musician John Oates and build by Emory Motorsports this 1960 Porsche 356 restomod brings together all the best parts from vintage Porsches.

Emory Motorsport started out with a damaged 1960 356B cabriolet with a hardtop, they then replaced the damaged nose with an earlier A model nose and bumpers. The nose, windshield and roof were 'leaned' backwards for a sleeker more streamlined look.

Other bodywork modifications include removal of the hood-handle, and body-mounted driving lights, and reverse-louvred engine cover.

In the back seats, the 'Outlaw-4' based on the 3.6 litre 911 type 964 engine but designed in-house by Emory and Rothsport Racing as a 4 cylinder incorporating best features from 3 different iterations of the 911. In this case it displaced 2.4 litres, it's fed air via some sexy ITB's and sports a 911 sport muffler.

The engine is mated to an early 911 901l aluminium-case 5-speed manual gearbox delivering the 200hp to the 16-inch billet alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Rosso tires.

Handling is taken care of via more 911 parts, namely the rear independent suspension with trailing arms, while Koni shocks take care of the ride comfort. With a dry weight of just 839kg the car will should a be a real lightweight canyon carver, the 4-wheel disc brakes should help with that.

Interior is pure vintage car porn, the vintage-style racing seats with clad in Hydes Cognac leather, there is a vintage Derrington steering wheel behind which sits Porsche 904-style triple gauge cluster. A removable roll-bar and Emory custom gear shift knob complete the look.

Emory Motorsports has got quite a few years of experience re-building 356's since 1996, and have build 170 356 and 911 models they call 'Outlaws'. I would encourage any Porsche fan who don't already know them to pay their site a visit, even if you can't afford their services the stories and info available is amazing.

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  • I follow Rod on Instagram @rodemory. Amazing guy and equally amazing vehicles. I just wish I could afford one 😢.

    1 month ago

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