When I saw these beautiful Porsche automobiles together over the weekend, I wondered… which would be my fantasy choice to fill the empty space in the garage – the Saturday-ready track car or the Sunday-cruising 356?
Among my favorites during my recent visit to Jay Leno’s world-class collection of automobiles and motorcycles is his stunning 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2.
Beautifully restored over forty years ago by Long Beach’s own John Willhoit, this 356 is powered by the original four cam 2-liter engine. One of fewer than 500 built, the car continues to be one of the most desirable Porsche automobiles, and originally sold new for around $7,000 (which may sound cheap by today’s standards, but was one of the more expensive sports car of its time).
Jay and his team at Jay Leno’s Garage were kind and gracious enough to allow us to photograph this splendid Porsche under their giant studio lightbox.