1964 Porsche 356C 'GT Outlaw' Coupe

1964 Porsche 356C 'GT Outlaw' Coupe Coachwork by Karmann

Porsche's Type 356, introduced in 1948, is acknowledged to be one of the world's greatest sports cars. Over a 15-year production run, the handsome and durable 356 evolved from a streamlined little aluminum-bodied coupe powered by a VW-derived, 46hp 1100cc air-cooled flat four to a powerful autobahn burner carrying a complex, two-liter four-cam boxer Carrera engine of 130 horsepower. Its steady development brought not only coupes, but luxurious cabriolets and more spartan Speedsters and Roadsters; more than 76,000 examples in all by the time production ceased in 1965.

In Southern California in the 1950s a movement emerged dedicated to customizing the Porsche 356, one such variant being known as the 'Outlaw'. It is believed that the first 'Outlaw 356' was created in 1957 by Dean Jeffries, who wanted to showcase his abilities as a custom car builder. As well as working as a custom car designer and fabricator, Los Angeles-based Jeffries became famous as a stuntman and stunt coordinator for motion pictures and television programs.

Descriptions and pictures by bonhams

Production Start 1964
Country of origin France