1959 Porsche with modern cayman underbody

I think that this would look way better as A) a coupe...........B) a speedster/ convertible without that crappy hump. 

The owner clearly wanted the best of both worlds and failed on both accounts, it's a pity though because the more I look at it, the more it doesn't offend me...........when the roof is on. 

Like it as a coupe, not as a convertible. It's the hump.

I wonder if making a mold off of it, doing some modifications to get rid of the hump, would make a Cayman conversion kit/replica a business?

Of course, I have no idea about the real engineering or mods necessary to do that, but the widening and fitment part is done and that seems like a big part of it.

I'm beginning to sound like Starke. Except it isn't a revolution, and without the roof it looks like a turtle.

Panhandle Bob posted:

Like it as a coupe, not as a convertible. It's the hump.

I wonder if making a mold off of it, doing some modifications to get rid of the hump, would make a Cayman conversion kit/replica a business?

Of course, I have no idea about the real engineering or mods necessary to do that, but the widening and fitment part is done and that seems like a big part of it.

I'm beginning to sound like Starke. Except it isn't a revolution, and without the roof it looks like a turtle.

AGREE fully about the HUMP.....HATE to admit it, but MINUS THE HUMP....its a good looking car AND the COUPE does look good. The Starke graphics seem LESS tub like which offends me as the WCC retains much of the tub. I guess its PINS AND NEEDLES as we wait

Said to have been built for Justin Bieber.  It was offered for sale at the Mecum Auction in Monterey on August 18, 2017.   With an estimated value of $275,000 - $350,000 it did not sell.          

Below you can see some interesting photos taken while the car was being built.

(1) http://www.p9xx.com/index.php/...y-for-justin-bieber/

(2) http://www.p9xx.com/index.php/...ber/nggallery/page/2

Description: This radical Porsche 356 Cayman is the result of a labor-intensive 3,000-hour build, and reflects that level of quality and attention to detail.

A 2008 Porsche Cayman was used as the platform for the build, requiring a 9-inch section removal from the chassis to accommodate the shorter-wheelbase 356 Coupe body. The Cayman drivetrain and suspension was retained utilizing its 2.7L 240HP flat-6 engine and automatic transmission.

Fitting the 356 body onto the Cayman chassis also necessitated grafting on an additional 8 inches of body width and fabricating a custom windshield frame with special glass all-around. The car features a removable hardtop and a custom canvas cover.

To maintain the 1950s look, a special set of custom one-off CNC-milled aluminum 17-inch wheels were built to mimic the appearance of the stock Porsche wheel of the era. Other custom-fabricated pieces include the widened front and rear bumpers, the air-inlet grille on the rear deck lid and the billet steering wheel with the classic horn ring and center-mounted Porsche crest on the horn button.

Despite its retro-look, this is a modern car with multiple amenities, including climate control, automatic transmission, power windows, electronic instrumentation, Alpine 7-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth connectivity and ARC Audio 5 Channel Amp. The interior is lavishly appointed in beige basket-weave full leather. The classic black exterior is highlighted by the period-correct twin aero-style mirrors, the speedster-style side spears, the rocker panel deco-strips, the classic teardrop tail lights and the horizontally mounted chrome housing containing the backup light and license-plate illumination light.

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I get the sense that Leno wasn't in to the car, but respected the build.  With the top, I think it resembles a 60s E-Type Jaguar (if you squint while looking at the rear profile). Without the top, well, I'll refrain from my commentary on that. 

I wish WCC would have collaborated w/ Rod Emory, he would have corrected the proportions.  

I thought the car was built for Bieber as well, but that doesn't exactly match WCC's claim that the owner was a tall man (JB is 5'-9"), nor does it match the story of a wife and kids.

I'm just happy they didn't put televisions everywhere: inside, outside and under the car.

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