1953 Porsche 356

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1953 Porsche 356

Post by koimaster » September 28th 2020, 3:38pm

“27” is a wonderful 8 minute film about a unique Porsche 356 America coupe and its history with its first owners in 1953 – Gordon and Lois Sheldon.

The story of the Sheldons will sound familiar to many, shortly before adopting their first child Gordon Sheldon arrived home one afternoon with a gleaming new Porsche 356 America coupe.

Of course Lois had some reservations, a new child was going to require a large financial outlay setting up their room and catering to their needs, and she wasn’t sure a new spots car was really an important expense.

It’s not uncommon for men to buy themselves a car or motorcycle shortly before the arrival of a new baby – I’m sure psychologists could explain it but I think it probably has something to do with wanting to keep a firm grasp on the trappings of youth before starting that journey into middle age.

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Re: 1953 Porsche 356

Post by MAX » September 29th 2020, 7:05am

I always wanted a 356. Ran around a lot in a 1600 speedster in the early 60s. Actually I think I pushed that car more miles to start it than I rode in it, battery was always dead. I used to tell my friend I was his starter motor. Luckily it was very light and easy to push.

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