Border Reivers 1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A, Sunroof Coupe
This beautiful 1953 Porsche is in excellent condition all round both bodily and mechanically, it has a host of very rare and desirable period extras, which include a Carrera fuel tank with racing style bonnet access,Bosch driving lamps, leather bonnet straps,aluminium Carrera mounted wing mirror,Roll hoop/bar,Speedster seat for the driver & the passengers seat is in the style of the original mechanics seat from a Porsche 550 also included is plexiglas quarter glass windows, Carrera style drop door glass,Racing harness, fire extinguisher, rear seat delete and a whole heap more. The decals are self adhesive and can easily be removed. This car is stunning, quick and super cool.
This car was built by a Dario Calandra a close family friend of Rod Emory. Built in the true spirit of his cars. Rod actually commented…. We had a hand in the building of this car, it is a very neat car, Dario did a wonderful job building it in the same spirit of the cars we build so much so we awarded it with the honorary Emory badge on completion.
Driving this car
won’t make you thinner
it won’t make your hair grow back
it wont make you more attractive
it won’t make your wife hot
But God it will make you Cool………….
A bit about Emory
Emory cars are built to order from Emory Motorsports and as such are cherished by their owner, they are frighteningly expensive & almost never change hands.
The Porsche 356 has become an icon, and today, almost every example is deemed a candidate for salvation. Many are rebuilt as pleasurable drivers, while others are exactingly reconstructed and contend in international concours. However, more than a few owners dismiss the idea of a just-like-it-left-the-factory restoration. They enjoy customising their Porsches in ways that Zuffenhausen could and would never have conceived. Their non-conformist ideas have roots in the true hot-rod and custom shops that had emerged in Southern California.
Gary Emory’s father, Neil, owned Valley Custom Shop, one of the best-known, but Gary’s interests carried him to those strange little German cars. For years, he ran the parts department of a major dealership, immersing himself in all the nuances of the marque. He liked to add small custom touches to his own cars, as well as customers’, and he even created a small badge with a Maltese cross to replace the 356s stock rear torsion bar cover. He called his cars “Outlaws.”
This unique Porsche Pre-a 356, the epitome of the “Outlaw,”
This Porsche 356 Pre-a was acquired by Border Reivers direct from Dario from his private collection in Canada. It was being offered to the next rebellious driver who is willing to take this Outlaw on the run however Tom fell for it & it was part of his personal collection.
Emory, learned the trade from his grandfather and his father, who had also worked as career mechanics and restorers.
Keepers of the Porsche flame, it seems, did not take well to the Emorys’ enthusiasm for non-original additions such as disc brakes (rather than drum), 4-cylinder engines sourced from 911s, overhead cams, lowered suspensions, and such modern amenities as seat belts.
“Early on, people gave us a hard time,” Emory says. “We’d go to car shows, and they would make us park out in the dirt.”
Now, of course, the 356s are in high demand. The young head of a prominent national hamburger chain drives one. So do dozens of entrepreneurial Hollywood types gone big.
You can get one, too. As long as you are among the chosen few—those allowed to perform the holy sacrament of paying $450,000 to $900,000 for the privilege of ownership.
History in the Making, Again
For the select six or so people a year, once they get behind the wheel, all strife fades as quickly as water vapour on an exhaust pipe.
Come see it on the Border Reivers stand at Essen Techno Classic Show 2020
Serious enquires only. if you don’t get this don’t call
It is now back on its original steel wheels after trying on some shiny Rudge’s
*NOTE* Registration Number 356A not included in the sale of this car, however it maybe available .
These cars are classed as historic making its road tax exempt, mot exempt & its also exempt from the London T-charge being a historic vehicle & from 7th Sept 2020, all historic vehicles will be exempt from the ULEZ. The 24/7 zone will have the same borders as the current Congestion Charge Zone.
FOR EUROPEAN BUYERS
*€305,900 – *CHF 289,000
DUE TO BREXIT YOU’LL HAVE TO PAY A CLASSIC CAR TAX BETWEEN 5-12% ON TOP OF THE ASKING PRICE DEPENDING ON THE COUNTRY FOR CARS UK/EU OR EU/UK.
I CAN ASSIST WITH TRANSPORT AND/OR OFFER A DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE INCLUDING TRANSPORT & CUSTOMS – ask for my fees
THIS CAR IS LOCATED IN THE UK/ENGLAND and sold on behalf of the UK seller/owner. Initial communication organised by us with direct contact to the owner/seller once serious interest is confirmed. We can assist with the transport. The small print in large – always happy to answer any questions you may have. All offers are, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing, non-binding and subject to confirmation and to prior sale. All information given is based on the best knowledge and the seller’s information.
*The advertised £-price is the fixed price, the other currencies are indicative and need to be calculated at the daily exchange rate, contract directly between buyer & the seller in £-Stirling at the seller’s T&Cs.