ABOUT THE CAR I purchased the car in 1970 from Don Burns in Costa Mesa , California. Originally it was royal blue. I did not like the color and eventually painted the car silver.
ABOUT THESE RARE NOTCHBACK CARS The 1961-62 Porsche Hardtop (Notchback) is among the rarest of the Porsche 356 factory production line. Only 1048 T-5 coupes were built in 1961, and fewer than 600 were super 1600’s. These 1961 cars were factory converted cabriolets and represent an historical milestone as being the first Karmann built Porsches.
When I bought the car I was told that the previous owner was the manager of the “Monkees”. In 1970 this really meant nothing to me as I was not really a fan of this band. Only later on did I find out that this had to be Don Kirshner, who was a major music producer.
1961 Porsche 356 Hardtop/Notchback Porsche 356 Notch Outlaw No Rust Original Pans 1720cc Documented History to 1970