• Owning an Anarchic Porsche: 1964 356 Outlaw – Dude, I Love My Ride [Video]

    This Porsche owner’s made some changes to his 1964 356 C, making it an “Outlaw”

    What was Porsche’s first production model ever? You’re looking at it folks: the Porsche 356. This particular car is a 1964 356 C, the last of the brand’s inaugural model prior to its introduction of the legendary 911. But this isn’t just any Porsche 356. Its owner, Jim Rogers, made a few changes. From removing the bumpers to changing the wheels and tires, he’s given this Über German machine some American flair. In doing so, he’s turned this Porsche into an Outlaw.

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    Rather than restoring the car back to original condition – in part due to expense – this Porsche shows another path. Some owners take their 356s in a different direction. Apart from this Outlaw’s aesthetic changes, it will soon get a new heart. Instead of its original motor, this 356 will soon see a Fat Performance engine, effectively doubling its power output.

    So how does it drive? One of the driving notions behind Outlaw Porsches is evolution, rather than outlandish modification. Take this 356 as an example. Taking the basic model and subtly changing it to enhance its styling and performance is the name of the game. In doing so, Outlaw owners give their cars some unique flair. To see just what other changes have been made, check out the video above!

    What do you think of this modified Porsche 356? Let us know in the comments below! As always, check back to TFLcar.com and our YouTube channel for more videos every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Subscribe to The Fast Lane Car and TFLnow on YouTube for more news, views, and classic, Outlaw Porsche reviews!

    Porsche 356 Outlaw
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    Zach Butler
    Zach Butler
    Zach is a writer and Managing Editor for TFLcar. He has held a lifelong passion for cars, with a particular interest in hot hatchbacks and off-road rigs. Born and raised in Colorado, Zach holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from Colorado State University, and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

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    3 thoughts on “Owning an Anarchic Porsche: 1964 356 Outlaw – Dude, I Love My Ride [Video]

    1. Newer vehicles are quicker, quieter, and safer – but they lack a certain “je ne sais quoi” where the machine is totally dependent on driver input. There are no electronic interfaces between the driver and the machine, in particular the accelerator, braking and steering. The driver’s brain processes the feed back from such forgotten items such as the clutch, which uses a stout cable to the rear transaxle.

      It pays for the driver to know the road he or she is driving on well. The car is light in the front and a bit unforgiving on slippery surfaces. An approach to a stop sign or stop light at the bottom of the hill, with either ice or snow, requires one to be in 2nd gear way before getting to the intersection.

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