Autobahn Interiors Archives from 2011..rare Porsche 1950 356 Cabriolet!
Early Porsche enthusiasts!
Back in 2011 Autobahn Interiors was featured in Porsche Panorama August 2011 issue
. This was for our participation in a project involving a very rare and highly sought after 1950 Porsche 356 Cabriolet convertible in Adriana Blue.
The model was displayed at the Los Angeles International Auto Show the previous November 2010 in celebration of Porsche in North America for 60 Years. This particular Porsche is truly a magnificent automobile inside and out. It was feted by Porsche AG and Porsche Cars of North America to be the oldest 356 Reutter Cabriolet in the USA. It has been the subject of more photographs and you-tube clips than any other PCA car in history!
Autobahn Interiors were assigned with the interior restoration project for the car. We duplicated the light Gray upholstery and made a new top. Owner and worldly re-knowned master restorer Tony Garcia has completed many 356 interiors, but had said that "he had never seen any like this".
The rare Viegel guages are original and were restored by by Palo Alto Speedometer in Palo Alto, California. The engine was built be Ken Daugherty in Louisville, Kentucky.
Our thanks to the owner of this fabulous Porsche for granting us the opportunity to do what we do best, and to Porsche Panorama Magazine for featuring us in the article.
Below are some pictures of the completed work..