Another unfinished project. We bought it, had to redo some previous metal work; finished the restoration and sold it at the top of the Speedster market. One of the few Shop 356 we made money on.
A project not finished. Owner was moving and had to sell right away. We picked it up in Albuquerque; did the restoration and sold it.
Family 356 stored since 1963. Solid California car. Nephew got the 356 from the estate and did minor work to get it running. Needed engine rebuild. We only gave advice and sold owner parts.
Disassembled, painted in primer then stored outside. All the parts were rusty. We did the metal work, body work, paint and assembly. Delivered to a mechanic for engine work.
The 356 had a replacement front clip but it was done wrong with overlapping seams. We cut through the overlap and butt welded the front clip correctly.
Gerry was a neighbor and we installed a roll bar so he could run the 356 in the Carrera Pan America redoux.
Bill drove down from Wyoming, and we cut out the rusty parts of his front closing panels and replaced with good metal. Got Bill back on the road in three hours
Original owner, well maintained 356 in slate gray. Called with a small problem of rust under the passenger side quarter window. We removed the window, cut out the rusty metal, and made a patch. We made a close match on the paint, and the repair is hardly visible under the window.
A new owner of a T-6 Coupe was detailing his 356 to go on a sports car rally. He backed the 356 out of the garage with the door open and damaged the door. He drove it right over and we were able to bend some metal and get the door to work. He sold the 356 soon thereafter.
The owner bought this 356 from the estate of a friend. He did the disassembly and we did the metal work and had it painted ruby red. The owner is doing the reassembly.
We get this 356 in exchange for restoring Scot’s ’55 Coupe. it has been media blasted and will need a lot more metal work that Scot’s.
All complete but disassembled by Scot. Very little metal work, but Scot rolled it into the garage door opening with the passenger door open. Ouch! Will be painted pasha red. The back of the original dash has the original paint which we can match.