When inspiration strikes, one must act on it, and that is how this Porsche 356B was born. I had this color lying around already from a previous custom, but forgot I had it. When I went into the garage to hang up a shelf to house my plethora of paint cans, I rediscovered it, and I knew it was the perfect color for a 356.
[Disclaimer: Sorry for the millions of photos, I’m just kind of in love with this one.]
Step one: Remove those pesky hood straps...
...and deck lid louvers.
Step 2: Add hood trim and clean it up.
Step 3: Paint!
Step 4: Detailing. Let’s start with the metal pieces such as the trim around the head-, tail-, and marker lights, as well as the hood trim.
Oh, and the rear deck vents, of course.
Step 5: Add the lenses. Had to go for white (clear) lenses on this one. Sorry Jobjoris!
E90 interlude! She just looks so good all washed and shiny.
Step 6: Interior! Two-tone saddle brown/auburn, and a custom shift knob. The one that HW gave us is way too fat and chunky. Needs to be more delicate.
Step 7: Some black wash to accentuate body seams, metal parts, and lighting, and white dots in case of TRACK DAY, BRO! They are a tad smaller than I wanted them to be, but unfortunately a 1/4" whole punch was the closest size I could find to what I wanted (8mm), but 6.38mm is close enough, I guess. Even though that would be off by almost 14cm on a 1:1.
Enough indoor time, let’s get some fresh air. It’s beautiful outside!
I love the stance on this little guy! Plus, the gloss black of the rim stands out nicely from the flatter black of the tire.
Crappy interior shot.
Even outside I have dust issues???
Obligatory “dat azz tho.”
Aaaand I’m out.