RM Arizona 2015 Preview – 1955 Porsche 356 OUTLAW Pre-A Emory Special Coupe



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The Porsche Outlaws from SoCal's Emory family/Valley Customs are well-known in the coolest vintage 356 circles. We spotted a matte black example in Amelia Island and fell hard.Car-Revs-Daily.com -- Porsche 356 Outlaw in Amelia Island 2014 8 Car-Revs-Daily.com -- Porsche 356 Outlaw in Amelia Island 2014 7 Car-Revs-Daily.com -- Porsche 356 Outlaw in Amelia Island 2014 5 PORSCHE 356A Outlaw GIF

The Outlaw Porsches are similar to Singer 911's -- rest0-modded originals that become something altogether more special, unique and fun to drive and own.

This Pre-A 356 Coupe is even more enhanced -- with a serious racing upgrade for the chassis, engine, exteroir design and cabin. It is truly easy on the eyes and a joy to drive. We envy its future owner!

1955 Porsche 356 OUTLAW

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RM Auctions Arizona

15 - 16 January 2015

 

1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A ‘Emory Special’ Coupe

  • Chassis no. 54089

137 bhp, 1507 cc SOHC horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine with two Weber 48 IDA downdraft carburetors, five-speed manual transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 82.7 in.

The Porsche 356 has become an icon, and today, almost every example is deemed a candidate for salvation. Many are rebuilt as pleasurable drivers, while others are exactingly reconstructed and contend in international concours. However, more than a few owners dismiss the idea of a just-like-it-left-the-factory restoration. They enjoy customizing their Porsches in ways that Zuffenhausen could and would never have conceived. Their non-conformist ideas have roots in the true hot-rod and custom shops that had emerged in Southern California.

Gary Emory’s father, Neil, owned Valley Custom Shop, one of the best-known, but Gary’s interests carried him to those strange little German cars. For years, he ran the parts department of a major dealership, immersing himself in all the nuances of the marque. He liked to add small custom touches to his own cars, as well as customers’, and he even created a small badge with a Maltese cross to replace the 356’s stock rear torsion bar cover. He called his cars “Outlaws.”356 outlaw2

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