While Vancouver has a fair share of Porsche’s kicking around its streets, there’s some that stand out a lot more than others. Now some might stand out because they have bold, exotic features, some have big spoilers and widened body panels, and some have brightly coloured wheels, graphics, and roll cages. Amongst all these Porsches though, there is one model called the 356.
The 356 was built from 1948-1965 and it fused together high-class fashion and sportiness so incredibly well, and so timelessly that it stands out amongst any crowd for simply being so damn beautiful. And while it has your eyes captivated by it’s beauty, the sporty shape, and the details of the gauges and instruments grab at your soul, drawing out an inescapable desire to get behind the wheel and just drive. It’s the kind of car you’d expect to find a young, fashionable Robert Redford in, perhaps driving through a picturesque European countryside with the windows down on a sunny Saturday morning to pick up the local paper, or a book, and bring it back to his cottage. Or maybe Audrey Hepburn in a silk headscarf, long gloves and sunglasses zipping through the streets of Paris, a luggage rack and suitcases on the back. It’s the type of car that is so classy it almost seems fitting only in dreamt up scenarios, or picture perfect movie scenes with handsome actors or beautiful actresses.
This particular Porsche 356, in its lustrous coats of Bali Blue, is a 1964 SC model, original to BC and bought from Clarkdale VW in 1964. It sat and collected dust after the 70’s and it was many years before, thankfully, it was given a bare metal restoration undertaken by the team at Jakobs Porsche Specialists in North Vancouver, BC. They did a phenomenal job on the car. I could not stop looking at the gorgeous Bali Blue paint and combing over all the elegant little details.
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