Nov. 2, 2010 at 12:24pm1958 Porsche 356 “Speedster”

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No amount of words on paper (or screen) can do this car justice. More than 60 years later, the Porsche 356 design holds it’s own against almost every car built before and since. It’s beautiful in it’s simplicity and incredibly daring in it’s curves. Erwin Komenda should be a household name for those in the auto industry and the 356 should be the reason why.

Now… on a purely selfish note, every time I see this car I think of the last episode of Beverly Hills 90210 featuring the character, Dylan McKay (Luke Perry), and I shed one tear for the Noxema girl and the burned out shell of that gorgeous Speedster left behind. It’s a tragic moment in TVLand history. And if you’re my age, (cough, mid-30′s), you always wanted to grow your sideburns out, wear overalls with one strap attached, and you always wanted to drive this bad-boy through LA.

That being said, what a beautiful machine. And I have to be honest… This car looks amazing in black with the red interior. Please take the time to scroll around and check out all the images. I could spend the rest of my life photographing this car. Downloadable photos can always be found here: Shiny Side Flickr

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