Earlier this weekend, 66-year-old Thorkil Simonsen of Denmark brought his Porsche 356 to a classic car race event at the Nürburgring. Unfortunately, he didn't leave with the Porsche — someone stole it, and now Simonsen and other enthusiasts are seeking the Internet's help in getting it back.
While some car design is a bit of an acquired taste, it doesn't take more than a glance at the classic lines of an early Porsche 356 to understand why they are such a popular collectible vehicle. One of 1212 356 coupes built in 1955, this bent window Porsche 356 is currently for sale on Ebay.
Certainly it comes as a shock to no one that there aren't many Pre-A Porsche 356s sitting in barns and finding an old Gullwing or 250 GT is a nearly impossible task even if somehow you actually have the money to pay for one. Sometimes it isn't just the most rare and sought after cars that can be tough to find though.
Although we think discovering any old rusty vehicle that has spent several decades idle is a lucky score, tracking down a Pre-A Porsche 356 Cabriolet goes a bit beyond the "average barn find".
Currently for sale on Ebay, this Porsche replica has the body of a 356 Speedster and an electric heart. This electric Speedster is your chance to be green in style without leaving a long lasting impact on anything aside from your wallet.
This 1961 Porsche 356 was captured during a Sportscar Vintage Racing Association event held on what looks like a dark and wet day. Regardless of the weather an old Porsche on back roads looks like fun to us. (Photo Credit: Nathan Bittinger)
Ever wonder what Porsche 356Bs looked like coming together in Stuttgart? Here is some excellent factory footage showing various stages of manufacturing the little sports cars. Click through to see the second part of the video as well.
There once was a time when Porsche drivers didn't need a Cayenne when the weather turned wintry. On display at last weekend's 2010 Moto4Toys Car Show in Woodland Hills. (Photo Credit: Graham Simon)
The Porsche 911 Speedster's no slouch (maybe a hunchback), but it was clearly one-upped by the presence of this equally blue and unequally gorgeous Porsche 356.
Rallying, Le Mans, a Le Mans start, skinny-tired spins, a Rothmans 959, mud, French police, Daytona, hairy-chested flat sixes, the Nürburgring, and more, all crammed into ninety-five seconds. If you don't want a P-car after this, your brain is broken.
Autocar's printing filthy rumors saying VW's planning to foist an R4-platformed car onto Stuttgart as a Porsche 356. Sure, everybody likes the idea of a 356, but not when it's a bastardized, pudgy, nostalgia-riding, baby-boomer-targeted beige-mobile.
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Look, I've found another 356!