Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Associate Editor
6/20/17 2:45 p.m.

“Period Correct.” If you play with cars, it’s a buzzphrase you’ve probably heard. It can mean something as basic as installing vintage-style wheels on your classic instead of billet aluminum copies of what your son has on his Hot Wheels. But ex-Porsche mechanic Michael Malamut’s 1955 Porsche 356 Continental coupe takes period correct to a whole new level.

Rare Porsches are nothing new to Malamut: Out of the 200-car collection he has housed in his private museum, he estimates that about 40 carry a VW or Porsche badge, with each car being a significant model in some way. This Porsche is noteworthy not just because it’s one of the last “pre-A” 356s, but because it carries more period correct accessories–many of them factory-installed–than you could shake a stick at.

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