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posted on November 13, 2020

Stave off boredom with these pretty pictures

Bored in the house? All quarantine long we’ve been bringing you regular moments of zen in the form of some of our most favorite motorcars from around the Turo marketplace. We like cars, you like cars, so let’s look at some cars.

The Porsche 356 is one of the most popular classic sports cars to recreate, typically using the engine and drivetrain from a VW Beetle (the original 356 and Beetle shared many of the same parts). Thomas’ 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster tribute was hand built in California, with all exterior details true to the original. This undeniably classic design makes the Speedster a super photogenic vehicle, and most owners will tell you they get more looks and questions driving their 356 than they would in a modern supercar.

On the surface this example seems all-natural, but underneath it’s been upgraded for safety and performance. A modern 200-hp Subaru engine has been fitted in the rear, giving this lightweight Speedster plenty of grunt (standard 356s have around 70 horsepower). Plus, modern suspension, disc brakes, and air conditioning help make this lovely little Porsche safer and more comfortable than the originals. Check out Thomas’ 356 Speedster in North Carolina if you fancy vantage Porsche presence and style, but with modern usability.


Steven is an avid car guy and content maker at Turo. Between Golden State Warriors games he can be found getting lost somewhere in California.