“THERE IS NO FINER WAY TO ENJOY QUIET COUNTRY ROADS…”
After one of the longest, wettest winters on record, it seems that (fingers crossed) spring might finally be here. With that come the show weekends, the race meetings and the opportunity to enjoy your car to the full. Even if you’re not precious about your classic, you have to admit it’s a lot more fun driving in sunshine than it is in torrential rain – or worse still, snow and ice.
Recently I’ve had the opportunity to drive two 356 Cabriolets, the first being the 1954 example we featured in the last issue (#52), the second a 1958 right-hand drive model. On both occasions, the weather was stunning and I can’t help think there is no finer way to enjoy quiet country roads than from behind the wheel of a ‘roofless’ 356, be it a Speedster, Roadster or Cabrio.
You can read all about the 1958 model in the next issue, but what struck me as I was heading across Dartmoor to the photo location was that this was the first right-hand drive 356 I had driven in donkey’s years. With so many early Porsches in the UK being US imports, the chance to experience one from the ‘wrong side’ was quite enlightening.
And talking of the next issue, we’ll be giving away another double-sided poster – our way of saying thanks to our readers for all your support. Enjoy!