1957 Porsche 356A Outlaw Coupe

1957 Porsche 356A Outlaw Coupe



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1957 Porsche 356A Outlaw Coupe

This 1957 Porsche 356A Coupe was finished from the factory in a very rare paint-to-sample Lechler Slate Grey. The color is documented on the factory Kardex. This California car has been modified with features like the louvered engine lid, GT fender mirrors, deleted rocker moldings, and plexiglass side windows. The car has been driven 3,300, since restoration was completed in 2012, and it is currently offered with a clear California title.

Paint and Body

The prior owner purchased this 1957 Porsche 356A Coupe in 1990.  In 2010, he had it stripped and media blasted.  The shell received a complete repaint with minimal rust repair.  The front hood handle was removed, and leather hood straps were added. Stainless steel GT-style mesh guards were added to the headlights.  The exterior was finished in Guards Red with Black racing stripes in 2010. Louvers were added to the engine lid.  GT Carrera style mirrors are attached to the front fenders. Custom 15×5.5″ outlaw alloy wheels have a wide-five bolt pattern . Front disc brakes are installed with original drum brakes in the rear.


The interior is upholstered in black leatherette. Custom black door panels and charcoal square-weave carpets line the floor.  Deist latch-and-link seatbelts are installed.  Plexiglass side windows are installed with GT leather straps and hardware.  Latching plexiglass quarter windows are installed as well.  Restored VDO instrumentation includes the original 6k-rpm tachometer, 120-mph speedometer, and combination gauge for oil temperature and fuel level. The five-digit mechanical odometer shows just 3300 miles, which is the mileage since restoration in 2012.

Wheels and Brakes

15″x 5.5″ outlaw alloy wheels are wrapped in Bridgestone 185/65HR15 tires. Braking is handled by upgraded front calipers and original brake drums in the rear, and a brake-fluid flush was recently performed.  The original steering wheel and horn ring were finished in black to match the interior and custom flaming 8 ball shift knob.  All VDO gauges were restored by Palo Alto Speedometer.  3,300 miles are shown on the five-digit odometer, which reflects the distance driven since the 2012 build.


The engine is from a Porsche 912  (engine number ☆1283538☆ ) and features a 86mm big-bore kit, Weber carburetors and a 356C cam. A Bursch exhaust is installed.  The engine performs exceptionally well with a complete and fully documented rebuild completed by Sam Sipkins in Oakland, California only 3300 miles ago.

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a smooth shifting four-speed type 644 transaxle.


Detailed service records back to 2004 are included in the sale.  The Porsche Kardex lists the factory paint-to-sample color of Slate Grey and options and shows a production completion date of February 1957.




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