Teal, Plaid, and Gold Is a Unique Color Combo That’s Really Working on This Porsche
I'm bored of silver 356s. OK fine, not really, but this is pretty sweet.
This 356 Porsche Speedster is just being woken up from a restoration led by Beau Boeckmann (president of the huge Galpin auto dealer company, old-car aficionado, and very cool dude) with Dave Shuten (who I haven’t met but must have a good eye) doing some design work.
- Car: 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster
- Location: Porsche Santa Clarita (Santa Clarita, CA)
- Photog: Tyler Clemmensen
- Camera: Nikon Z7
I’ve been a huge fan of bronze, gold, and even yellowish wheels for ages but I don’t think I’ve ever seen quite this hue yet. And, yep, I dig it. I feel like the bold color choice adds a neat splash of modernization to this decidedly ’50s-looking car.
Speaking of the ’50s, the exterior color, wow. It almost looks like something that would have been on a fridge back then… in a good way. The red and plaid interior feels in-period too, though I guess I have to admit it was about three decades before my time. Maybe one of you old heads can let me know if this is a colorway you might have seen back then?
Anyway, Kahn Media, a PR company that reps the Galpin Porsche store where this car was hanging out, sent along a little release with a few more specifics:
“Modifications include an upgraded 1600SC flat-four air-cooled pushrod engine, shaved rocker moldings and rear reflectors, a louvered decklid, and filled, smoothed, and chromed bumpers. The car rides on magnesium knock-off wheels and is finished in a custom Blue-Green paint from PPG.”
I absolutely love Porsche 356s but I have to admit I’m getting a little bored of silver ones. OK, that’s a lie, silver ones will always be amazing. But this custom color is great.