Porsche 356A Outlaw Coupe

This exceptional Porsche 356A Outlaw Coupe was built especially for experienced racing driver Hank Godfredson, owner of GT Racing, the respected Porsche parts supplier based in Colorado Springs, CO. It has been his personal car for the past nine years and as such has been used for special events, tours, concours events, PCA outings and even the occasional drive to and from work. It has been invited twice to the Rocky Mountain Concours d’Elegance (Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs) and even won the People’s Choice Award at the 356 West Coast Holiday Concours in Taos, New Mexico.

Various modifications and features include a modified 1,720 cc engine built by noted engine builder Duane Spensor, who wrote the authoritative “Porsche 356 Performance Handbook” and is owner of the company that produces most racing pistons for 356s and other performance parts. Duane fitted this particular engine with Weber carburetors, a pointless distributor, full flow oiling system with front-mounted 993 oil cooler and steel braided oil and brake lines. Disc brakes, a dual master cylinder, custom-built front spindles, a remote push-button starter in the engine compartment, racing gear cluster (BBAA, as per Carrera GS Speedster and 550 Spyder specification), and a Fuel-Safe fuel tank with electric six-volt fuel pump round out the technical features.

Exterior features include a modified engine lid sans hinges and drip tray, a center-fill gas cap through the custom carbon fibre bonnet with hood hinges deleted and a carbon fibre racing side view mirror. The six-inch Fuchs wheels were painted burgundy to match the 550-style fender graphics.

As for the interior, the sound deadening and undercoating were removed in an effort to reduce weight. The windows are custom-made from polycarbonate material and the seats were freshly rebuilt and reupholstered in fine leather. The door windows are raised and lowered via leather straps, as in the 1967 Porsche 911R, and the quarter windows are aluminum with 12 louvers each, painted black to match the car. In fact, they were made to duplicate the Liege-Rome-Liege Porsche racing car featured on Porsche factory posters. The carpet is also custom, as is the RSR (Perlon) headliner affixed to the roof and the tachometer with a 7,000 rpm redline. There’s also an oil pressure gauge and fuel pressure gauge to complement the fuel pressure regulator in the engine compartment.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August 2009 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.

129 hp, 1,720 cc horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine, four-speed transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 82.7".

Source: RM Auctions

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