Classic Porsche - - Contents - Keith Seume Editor, Clas­sic Porsche clas­sic­[email protected]­pltd.com

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!

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