1959 Porsche deprived of roof during restorationOctober 19, 2019
Atelier Emory Motorsports made an unusual restomode Porsche 356 Speedster
In 1959, Porsche no longer produced the 356 Speedster, but Oregon’s Emory Motorsports at home did it.
Oregon’s Emory Motorsports Atelier, McMinnville, specializes in producing exclusive Porsche restodes – mainly using the legendary 356 as a starting point. The company’s new project is called the Porsche 356 Speedster Aquamarine. The most interesting thing is that initially this car of 1959 was a coupe, but recently it got into a rather serious accident, which led to irreparable damage to the roof.
Specialists of the studio, which fell into the hands of the well-worn Porsche, decided to take advantage of the situation and completely get rid of it, thereby turning the coupe into a speedster, although the “original” 356 Speedster was produced from 1954 to 1958. Having lost the roof, the car found a more powerful engine instead of a four-cylinder boxer engine with a volume of 1.6 liters. Now, behind the seatbacks is a power unit of a 2.4-liter “four” with a capacity of 205 horsepower and a four-speed gearbox. Although at the present time this is not at all impressive, remember that the weight of the Speedster is only 839 kilograms.
Since the restomode is much more powerful than the original, the studio also replaced the suspension on it by installing Koni adjustable shock absorbers and a multi-link on the rear axle. And at the same time, the speedster got modern disc brakes. The body of the color aquamarine is decorated with an aluminum cover of the handmade engine compartment. 15-inch wheels are painted matte black. The new seats are modeled after the original Porsche 356 seats and fitted with genuine Hydes Red leather.
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