The 1959 Porsche 356A Outlaw Sunroof Coupe rolled off the assembly line as a special car. When it’s customized with a sunroof and hand-painted Mobile Pegasus icons, then it’s a must-have piece of history. The louvers on the trunk, recessed Marchal fog lights and custom powder-black 15′-inch wide wheels immediately tell the onlooker that this is no ordinary Porsche 356A Outlaw.
Customized and restored by Emory Motorsports, it’s powered by a 2.4-liter flat-four from Emory-Rothsport that’s mated with a five-speed Type 901 transmission. Designed by Jeff Gamroth — who was Porsche’s GT racing team crew chief — this engine can crank out 205 energetic horsepower.
Slide across the saddle brown leather seats with their Spinneybeck woven seat inserts. Smooth, velvety shifting puts the power in the driver’s hands. Grasp the ivory white steering wheels, caress the matching shift knob and ease her out on the road.