Galpin Motors’ Lavish 356 Was Made For Porsche’s Restoration Challenge

Aug 20, 2021

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Back in April, Porsche announced that it would be holding the 2021 Porsche Restoration Challenge, which would see 40 dealerships from around the world each restore and modify any of the Stuttgart firm’s models from 1950 through 2000. And Southern California’s Porsche Santa Clarita has just revealed its entry into this year’s PRC with a beautifully customized 356 Speedster known as “Galpinized.”

Starting with a tired 1955 356, the Galpin Motors-owned dealership has treated the Speedster’s Reutter bodywork to a louvered decklid, shaved rocker moldings and rear reflectors, and smoothed-out chromed bumpers front and aft. Beneath the louvered decklid now lies an upgraded, air-cooled 1600SC flat-four pushrod engine that’s paired with a 519 transaxle. Now riding on a set of 1960s era knock-off magnesium Halibrand wheels finished in gold, the resto-modded 356 is cloaked in an elaborate half-dozen-layer turquoise paint job while the interior of the Porsche now sports red leather upholstery with tartan inserts on the car’s stock bucket seats and matching turquoise on the dash and steering wheel. To learn more about the project, you can check out Galpin Motors’ website linked below.

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Photo: Galpin Motors | Porsche Santa Clarita
Photo: Galpin Motors | Porsche Santa Clarita
Photo: Galpin Motors | Porsche Santa Clarita

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