When I found out How Wheels was going to release a Porsche 356 Outlaw, I immediately assumed they were referring to the Emory Outlaw 356s. Rod Emory makes some of the most gorgeous 356s on the planet, so I could totally see why Hot Wheels would use them as an example.

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So here is my second attempt at “rectifying” the decision by HW to go with Magnus Walker (also amazing Porsche guy, but, as far as I know, much more specialized in 911s) over Rod Emory.

This one got a full respray in sparkling graphite, giving me the opportunity to sand down that ugly mold line that runs across the hood. I then added the usual details of head- and tail lights, as well as hood straps and door handles. Last exterior detail is the set of shoes it now rides on after the slightest of lowering: real rider minilites, sprayed in graphite to match the body color.

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On the inside I used my favorite saddle brown leather with some aluminum trim, and added the traditional beige bakelite steering wheel.

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After I posted this car to IG last night, Rod Emory actually commented, and this car will soon be on its way to his shop in exchange for some shirts! I proposed a straight up trade, one of his 356s for my 356 but oddly he didn’t go for that... But I’m just glad he liked my little 1:64 hommage!

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It definitely won’t be the last Outlaw I work on, so if anyone has any extras they would like to trade to me, just let me know! My next one will probably be more of a “stock” 356.