Stan, your post brought a great smile to my face. It's both eloquent and comedic. I appreciate that. I did have some crazy ideas. I nearly bought a 356 coupe a few years back with the intent of cutting the whole roof off, reinforcing the frame and installing a Speedster type windshield a real heart attack inducer to purist. I'm that kind of guy on many levels. I didn't do that of course. Now I must buy a replica or build one. Maybe assume my investments and day trading does well for me as it has thus far. At any rate I do dream of a 356 Speedster. I always have since I was a young boy. I had a picture of James Dean with his Speedster on my wall as a kid.To me it's always been the quintessential "cool" car. The epitome of effortless and timeless style and sleek form. It's very 1950s but also aged liked Sophia Loren. It's an amazing instrument of ingenuity and beauty. It looks fast standing still. For it's time is was a zippy little car. I'm smitten and obsessed truth be told. Does anyone make a steel or aluminum bodied Speedster? Fiberglass works too, I'm just curious. I've seen some one offs people did which could have simply been extensive restorations. I've yet to see a metal body replica for mass sale.
This is definitely a rabbit hole of sorts. However, I don't want to come back from Wonderland yet.