Originally posted on ShineySide.net:
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