Thirteen chapters plus appendices cover all aspects of the Porsche 356 purchase, ownership, driving and maintenance.
Ever wonder what it's really like to own and drive a Porsche 356? Not just look at its pretty shape, but actually live with one? How hard is it to find a good one? Which are the best and worst models? What to look for on a test drive? Once you have one, what's the proper way to maintain it?
Porsche expert Jim Schrager takes you into previously uncharted waters in this "survival handbook" for the Porsche 356 owner. This is not the usual road test rehash based on spending a few hours here and there in various Porsches on loan. This book documents decades of data from actual Porsche ownership. It tells the story of how to find, care for and enjoy your own 356 without frustration and without taking a second mortgage to do it.
Join Jim as he travels the country seeking gems among the good, the bad and the ugly. And enjoy him in his garage while he solves some of the mysteries of the boxer 356 engine.
James Schrager is a hopeless Porsche fanatic who has a stable of several early 356 and 911 models ready for driving all year long. He keeps his finger on the pulse of the used Porsche market and reports current trends in his 356 Registry and Sports Car Market magazine columns each month. He also contributes technical articles about keeping a 356 on the road, something he is intimately familiar with.