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@Napa Paul posted:

Here we go again with eBay allowing a Dealer to advertise its acknowledged "reproduction" as a "Porsche." Do you think it will be scrubbed, or has eBay's corporate palm been greased well enough to satisfy them and/or the real "P" Polizei?

There really isn't ANYTHING Porsche lawyers can do to people selling reproductions nor can they legally keep eBay from allowing them to be sold as long as the car isn't being misrepresented as a real Porsche. Porsche lawyers threaten eBay and eBay doesn't want the hassle so they remove the listing. If you pay eBay A LOT of money as a sponsored seller/dealer they'll back your play and not delete your listing.

The only thing the Porsche lawyers can keep from being sold on eBay are unauthorized reproduction items that contain trademarked/copyrighted designs/images such as the wheel crests, hood crest, and other badging. But if you buy authorized restoration items containing the Porsche logo/design I'm not sure how the lawyers can keep you from selling it.

Anyway, they get away with what they get away with by swinging a very big indiscriminate hammer.

7-Vintage-Speedsters-Eastused-1957-porsche-356_speedster-noreserve-10652-20241946-47-640I'm 99% sure this is a Vintage Motorcars of California Inc. Speedster.  The engine lid latch and the door latch are what Greg is using, the steering wheel is the one that Greg is using, the door toppers look like Greg's, all of the interior looks like Greg's cars.  I stopped in to see Greg last Friday and there were a couple of cars there that were the exact same color, it's a BMW color.  There was also one there with White walls, that I'm 90% sure was the same car.

It's definitely not a Vintage Speedster (Arizona) car.  Vintage in Arizona does buy their bodies from Greg, but they do their own interiors and everything else.  It's VERY easy to tell a Vintage Arizona car, because they put two extra snaps on the tonneau.  It's located a couple inches away from the twist locks on each side.  It's completely unnecessary and I don't know why they do it, but it's a dead give away.

UPDATE from what I posted above.  I just looked at the Vintage (Arizona) website and there are a lot of pictures without the extra snap, so maybe they finally realized it was completely unnecessary.

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Last edited by Troy Sloan

Yep, the car being sold on E-Bay is the same car Greg featured on Facebook and Instagram last August with a caption "This one is off to its new owner today."

Here is another photo from his Instagram feed showing the door topper, which looks normal here.  Maybe the camera angle used by the current seller shown in Robert's post above exaggerates the proportions and makes it look fatter.  (Hopefully that photographer doesn't do weddings.)

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