- 1963 Porsche T6
in 1995 to be built up as a Vintage Race car. Autocrossed the
first summer to see what was wrong. Not much except weak cylinder
and poor cosmetics. Restoration started early 1996, completed
as strong - fast driver. Restoration completed in summer of 1999.
- Chassis number
actual make this a '62 (early T6) registered as a '63. C.O.A.
shows assembly date 12.13.1962.
- Chassis # 122 811
of car had been restored over 10 years ago and was in primer
showing no rust. Body was stripped to bare metal with all rust
repaired including new lock posts and rocker panels. New paint
was color used on last restoration "Chinchilla" a vintage
gray between the stock grays offered by Porsche. Base/clear coat
finish is excellent. New decos and selective rechroming and rubber
done with new Sigla windshield, Ponto mirror and 5.5" chrome
rims with baby moons ( 185x65x15). Leitz rack is rechromed original.
Have added amber turn signal lenses (not pictured), but have
original white lens - in good shape. Have reproduction tool kit
and good original owners manual. 356 Electric's headlight relay
installed - bright lights for 6volts. Also has LED third brake
- New carpet
with new dash and rear panel (black). Doors are original in fair
shape. Seats have been rebuilt with Autos International kit plus
headrests from 356sales.com. Original steering wheel installed,
but smaller racing wheel is pictured. New rubber floor mat, headliner
and interior lights. Gauges rebuilt except clock. Have original
radio that worked, but did not reinstall.
- Normal engine
was rebuilt with big bore kit, lightened flywheel, 912 cam. Zeniths
rebuilt and all sheet metal repainted. Original can air filters.
All other hardware replated. Tranny good with new shift kit.
Engine has 6,000 miles on rebuild and is strong runner, particularly
with low profile tires and lightened flywheel. Optima 6 volt
battery, electric tach, new oil cooler and rebuilt generator.
Engine rebuilt using Maestro's videos and phone help. Combo gauge
recalibrated with new sender, by Hollywood Speedo.
- History of Car
- Car has approximately
108,000 on odometer. Car believed to have been delivered in Montana
and spent its whole life here with 2 to 3 owners. Original color
Symrna Green, with at least 4 repaints before this restoration.
Car has collision damage on left front with front clip somewhere
in its lifetime. Other smaller dings and dents repaired with
this restoration. Hood not bent, but braces added earlier and
left in. Hood operation only weak point, but hinges and latch
- Have reproduction
tool kit and like new original factory owners manual. I have
recently installed correct black regulator and done assorted
electrical upgrades using 356 Electric's components. Purchased
6" driving lights to mount above bumpers, but have not installed
them. Paint still good, but developing a little "Patina"
with age and driving.
- See My Porsches for more details.