Fred Veitch 1953 Porsche 356 Outlaw
Last July I posted about an
awesome Porsche 356 outlaw restoration that I found while galivanting on the web.. Unfortunately.. I couldn't find any photos of the finished car..
I however came across some good fortune when the actual owner of the car, Fred Veitch, contacted me and gave me further details on the restoration process.. along with photos of his finished 356 outlaw..
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The saga began when a generous friend gifted Fred and his wife a Pre-A shell on their 25th wedding anniversary.. The car was originally bought in 1986 as a parts car for a 1954 Speedster restoration.. The shell sat around for 16 years before it was handed over to Fred.. Inspired by outlaws previously done by Gary and Rod emory over in Oregon.. he now had a chance to put his own spin to the 356..
The engine is a turbo powered 2110cc VW racing engine.. It uses a dry sump to add extra cooling for the turbo..
Lots of mods such as moving the firewall inward to accomodate a 15 quart oil tank.. Rear seats replaced by upholstered/carpeted engine management computer boxes.. New nose cone and carriage assembly for the VW racing transmission..
Custom wide-body bucket seats with waxed brown bomber jacket leather upholstery.. 1950's era accurate square weave carpet and wool headliner fabric..
Also on the plate.. racing pedals mated to a hydraulic clutch.. dual master cylinders (with adjustable bias) for the brakes.. and spaced apart to Porsche 996 specs.. Fully instrumented guages.. LED tailights and HID headlights..
Fiberglass front hood.. louvered aluminum rear lid.. Custom fabricated aluminum gas tank.. Custom exhaust.. Boxed front suspension arms.. Custom sway bar.. Rear torsion bars.. Titanium bumpers.. Titanium shift knob.. and titanium roll bar!!!
Other touches like roof mounted wipers.. Wheels drilled to look like early Glockler race cars.. 195/50 tires.. Custom azure paint job.. and countless other details..
Six years of trial and error to get the job done.. but totally worth the effort.. With a dry weight of 1680lbs and 200bhp behind the driver.. this chariot has a serious power to weight ratio that would make any driver behind the wheel grin from ear to ear..
Great effort Fred.. Very nice car.. Please sell it to me in the future..