1961 Porsche 356B (T5B) Reutter Coupe “Porsche Werks meets SoCal Hot Rod” SHOW/DRIVER (COND #2+) 356 Concour Dana Point Class Winner 356 Club Magazine Cover Car 75886 Original Miles (since factory delivery) 30000 Since Restoration 20 Years Ago 10,000 Since D&I Refreshen VIN # 115128 Southern CA YELLOW PLATE’s (matched pair) Slate Gray Red Interior Charcoal Square Weave Factory Style Round Headrests Unaltered Dash Period Correct Nardi Mushroom Steering Wheel Red 4-Point Racing Style Seat Belts Fully Removable Custom Made Roll Bar (still uses factory interior and back seat unlike factory roll bar) 1904cc 912 bored to 90.5mm Completely Rebuild w/ NeuTek Cam Full Flow Oil Filter External Oil Cooler Crankcase Breather System Internally Modified Stock Muffler w/Twin 912 Chrome Tips Aux Electric Fuel Pump Modified 4-Speed Transmission w/ taller 2nd, 3rd & 4th Weltmeister Front Sway Bar Vic Skimants’ Camber Regulator Rear Factory Alloy Drum Brakes w/ Ferodo Shoes GT Style Through-Hood Fuel Filler Shaved Hood Handle Deco Strips Rear Bumper Side Depressions Engine Lid Louvers Chrome Nerf Bar Bumpers Hella 128 Fog Lamps Driving Lights Wire Headlight Screens Fender Mounted Spun Aluminum Talbot GT Junior Mirrors Pre-A Style “Shine Down” License Plate Light w/ Third Brake Light American Racing Empi 5-Spoke Style Wheels Bridgestone Potenza 195/65/15 Tires There are roughly 175 pictures that load below the text of this write-up. If you have an older computer or a slow speed connection to the internet it may take up to five minute for all the photos to load to your screen.
v=FXIHFeQXogs I grew up on the East Coast and was a Corvette guy most of my life, well I still own a 1957 & a 1964. Fortunately for me I met a guy when I first moved to San Clemente nearly 30 years ago named Jack Staggs… YES … THAT JACK STAGGS!!
This car is a 1961 T5 coupe, my favorite for outlaw/old speed modifications, consisting of a delightful combination of early and later features, both in appearance, and mechanical advances. The colors are Slate Grey exterior, with a red interior, a fairly rare combination, quite striking but subtle and racy at the same time. The paint and body work was done to a high standard 20 years ago, and still looks fantastic.
I personally have driven this car well over 120 mph indicated (speedo markings end at 120mph). If you think that this car may be too high strung, you are mistaken. The great low end torque of the engine allows easy “old man” cruising around town and short shifting at freeway speeds.