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1956 Porsche 356 A

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Transmission No: 29034
What began as the simple mechanical sorting of a driver level Speedster by its new owner, turned into an almost two-year restoration and upgrade by acclaimed 356 guru John Willhoit, of Willhoit Restorations in Long Beach, CA. After the car was stripped down to begin its rotisserie restoration the owner made the choice to restore the car as an Outlaw GT.
The concept of the car would revolve around its engine. Willhoit had already wanted to build a fuel injected 356, and the owner had a strong distaste for carburation, so the choice was made to build a unique Porsche motor.
The engine Willhoit created is 912-based, with a SCAT lightweight 74-mm crankshaft and Carrillo connecting rods. Willhoit sent the case to Ollie's Machine in Santa Ana for all internal work. Custom, 91-mm cylinders made from Mahle VW big-bore cores yielded a displacement of 1925 cc. The special cylinders have more cooling-fin area than the stock Porsche cylinders. The barrels are filled with specially-forged lightweight JE Pistons, cooled by special oil squirters. A compression ratio of 10.8:1 demands something better than the stock cylinder heads and ignition system, so Willhoit found a sho


1956 porsche 356 a black 1600cc black-leather leather lightweight restored german rwd sportscar petrol black-interior 2wd dark-interior

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