1960 Porsche 356 Super 90 'Outlaw' Coupe

1960 Porsche 356 Super 90 'Outlaw' Coupe

This is surely one of the best crafted examples of its genre anywhere in the world. A tastefully executed balance of the best aspects of this snapshot in Porsche evolution. It incorporates 356 lines with the additional 'poke' of the enlarged original matching numbers Super 90 engine, and hand-crafted metal working to smooth the lines and modernize the styling.

According to the Porsche issued Certificate of Authenticity on file, this 356B 1600 Super 90 Reutter Coupe was completed at the Zuffenhausen based Porsche factory on December 23rd, 1960. The car was factory prepared with the most powerful pushrod engine available at the time, and painted Silver Metallic with a red leatherette interior. This 356 Super 90 would later be exported to the US with little previous ownership known prior to the current owner. Today, the 356 Outlaw is offered for sale by a prominent, Arizona based, Porsche enthusiast who has a taste for the most special models built by the celebrated brand. While in his care, this Porsche has been treated to a thorough concours bare metal rotisserie restoration/customization in a tasteful Outlaw style. Perhaps a new PCA judging classification should be added to highlight the level of quality and sophistication this car presents. There has been no expense spared to bring this car to this new level, which can be referred to as the 'Concours Outlaw'.

The award-winning work was masterfully carried out by Deluxe Customs, a Tempe AZ based Porsche restoration shop. The Reutter Coupe bodywork was media blasted to bare metal, professionally metal-worked, and repainted a custom mixed blue/grey color formulated by the co-owners wife. Thus, the Blau Grau moniker as a nod to its German heritage. The paint itself was formulated by Pro Spray and was a 2-stage urethane by Valspar. An all-steel VW bug sunroof clip was shortened 6 1⁄2 inches, fabricated and welded into the roof. A black canvas cover was installed. The oxblood full leather and additions to the engine bay and trunk were fabricated by Scott Johnson. Digitized embroidered Porsche logos can be found on the custom bolstered GTS individually heated seats as well as the shift knob. The interior has a full Alcantara headliner as well as German square weave carpeting with the same oxblood leather skived to bind the outside edges of every piece. This same oxblood theme is carried through to the front and rear compartments. Wider Technomagnesio wheels were custom painted to match the Alcantara with a tasteful red pinstripe to match the interior. All brightwork on the car was provided by Victor Miles of Concours refinishing. Other modifications inside and out include, a factory original Blaupunkt radio retrofitted with current standard Bluetooth, under dash and floor level led lighting, hidden ignition kill switch, reinforced 3-point seat belts, GT moldings with frenched rear reflectors, hand-crafted stainless steel exhaust, hand-crafted brake ducting, Vic Skirmants camber regulator, custom HD headlights with angel eye amber turn signals, and gauges and clock by West Hollywood Speedometer.

Mechanically, the original Super 90 matching-numbers engine case was retained, while fitted with larger pistons and barrels, increasing the displacement to about 1,750cc. Disc brakes were fitted at the front, and the suspension was reworked to improve handling. The attention to detail throughout - both cosmetically and mechanically - is absolute World Class. The long list of recognition the 356 Super 90 'Blau Grau' has received since completion includes an impressive 224.6 of 225 points and the coveted 'Outlaw Badge' by Emory SEMA, Best of Show Award at the 2017 Porsche Club of America Southern Arizona Region 'Cinco de Mayo Concours d'Elegance, the Best of Full Concours Award at the 2018 Porsche Club of America AZ Region event to mention a few. A 7-page article was done on 'Blau Grau' in the July 2018 edition of Panorama, as well as a feature article in the May/June 2018 Porsche 356 Registry magazine.

The impressive history file accompanying the sale of 'Blau Grau' includes 3 CDs with documentation along with receipts from the restoration and custom build, the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity and an original driver's manual. Porsche 356 Outlaws have become increasingly popular with enthusiasts, offering a twist on the stock factory look of these iconic cars with enhanced performance. Today, this particular Outlaw is a truly stunning and unique car, still retaining the original matching numbers Super 90 engine.

Descriptions & pictures by bonhams & wikipedia

Production Start 1960
Country of origin France