As a Porsche “Purist” I tend to like my cars as close to stock as possible, just like the good doctor intended. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a simple mod here or there or even the outright construction of an Outlaw Porsche 356.
Popular Mechanics just posted a write-up on a 1964 Porsche 356 Turbo. That’s right, a 356 Turbo. It would seem that Chris Toy wasn’t satisfied with the performance from the Porsche’s original 1.6 liter motor and thought he could do much better with a 3.3 liter turbo from a ’79 Porsche 930 stuffed into the rear-end (stuffed to the point of taking up part of the back-seat too).
Troy says he “wants the car to be a sleeper”. As a result, there isn’t much in the way of outward appearance mods (except for the very aggressive and wide tires) to let the unsuspecting know about the beast that now sits precariously above (behind and in-front too) of that rear axle. Outside of 911 disk brakes and a few bushings, Troy hasn’t done many other mods to the car at present.
I don’t know about you, but the idea of pushing 310 horses across 35+ year old suspension technology would make me think twice before hitting a curve at speed.
For the full article and more pictures check out the original post at Popular Mechanics
1955 Porsche 356 A `Silver Bullet` Custom Hot Rod
[Source: Popular Mechanics]