As summer creeps in, we’ve managed to squeeze in a couple of meet-ups with some pretty cool air-cooled friends
The 356 rocks, I lent it to a friend recently for a drive up Jebel Jais and we got some stunning photos. However, it was bit sick before that drive … Continue Reading 356 leads us a merry dance
So the 356 has been finished for a while, other than some monthly run outs, it sits in the basement car park at work from week to week. I have … Continue Reading Fettling the 356
There’ve been a few meet-ups recently, Friday mornings, coffee, the usual format. Here are some pics of a recent air-cooled one.
A rare treat I actually managed to take the 356 out for a spin. A quick visit to Cafe Rider in Al Quoz, Dubai. Oh and say hello to my … Continue Reading 356 – Out and about
So with the 356 all up and running and back there not much to report. But there us a fair amount of spares filling up the garage! A complete 1960 … Continue Reading Porsche 356 leftovers
Promised as an early Christmas present Ben and AAA delivered, and I collected the 356 over the break. An interesting drive home, I hit unusual traffic and whilst its not … Continue Reading and here she is in all her glory, the 356 finished, for now
So here’s the 356’s ‘new’ engine up and running – big bore barrels and pistons and 40 IDS Webers, but otherwise original 1600S – 616/12 from a 356 T6-B
So after the full restoration and passing the registration test, on the final fettling and shakedown runs, the engine went pop. On inspection it wasn’t that serious, a valve follower … Continue Reading A new old engine, the right one.
All sorted 🙂 I gave in waiting for the ATC to sort it and get the pass registered on the RTA system. They asked for the day to sort it, … Continue Reading All registered and sorted… bang!
Next was to register the car – after some debate I chose the Dubai Classic plate route – 5 trips to the RTA in 2 days and no resolution, sadly … Continue Reading Registration woes…
Porsche USA offer a great Certificate of Authenticity, for a small fee they’ll send you the basic details and options of your cars build, its birth certificate as it were. … Continue Reading Porsche COA
The wiring harness on a 356 at the headlights goes through a front fender brace and into the lamp bowls. One of mine was so decrepit and twisted from a … Continue Reading 356 – Back to AAA
VIN 212760 – is 1963 356B T6 Karmann Coupe – check, that works. Engine 601416 – is a 1600 Type 616/1 T5, 1960 built in 1959 – hmmm not original … Continue Reading Let’s have a look at what we’ve got then…
Sight unseen – 53 year old car of unknown origins, for about $45,000. One of my smartest moves, probably not, but it did look nice and shiny in the pictures … Continue Reading Arrival
Having left Dubai, sold off my Karmann Ghia and Lotus Esprit and moved my life, family and worldly goods to Dallas… 6 months later I find myself back in Dubai, … Continue Reading The perils of the Emirates Auction site