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"What's Wrong with These Pictures........?

 



1. & 2. The images that started it all!

 This image was the first "What's Wrong with This Picture"! Posted on April 1, 2005,
 Viewers  were  asked  to  comment on  what  they saw in the image. It generated 50+ emails
 with all sorts of explanations and theories. One of the best was:  "Car is set up for driver with
 missing right foot/leg, probably with automatic tranny."
There were a number of other funny
 explanations. The real answer is that the image originally was of a right hand drive car that
 had been digitally reversed. Below is how the image originally appeared.

From this perspective, eveything looks normal for a Right Hand Drive 356-B Porsche.



 
3. The 2nd "What's Wrong with this Picture" showed a lady stepping into a 356 Convertible.

  The sidebar explanation asks why would she be
  getting into a Convertible with the top down when
  it was raining. "Wouldn't it be wet inside the car?"  
  The more one looks at this picture the less sense
  it makes. The people in the crowd standing around  
  in the background have umbrellas. Obviously, its
  raining. A guy is holding an umbrella for the young
  woman getting ready to step into the car. The
  Convertible's top is down. IT WOULD BE WET
  INSIDE THE CAR!!!
So why is she getting into the
  car?  Go Figure!

Source: Christophorus Magazine, German #15


4. Here's real patina..........!

Can you tell what model 356 Porsche this came from?



5. Here's another amusing photo found in an old Christophorus magazine.

Who said:   Any "Ass" can drive a 356 Porsche?



6. The image below had the following caption:  "New 356 Porsche Buyers!".

Notice, they're at a VW dealership in Oregon! And that's a T-6 356 B Coupe!


Click for Package Combo Prices on 356 Porsche Technical Literature!


7. .......and the guy's saying:  "Nope, it doesn't have a 4-cam engine"!

Looks like a T-5 Coupe.



8. Getting ready to leave for the "West Coast Holiday!"

Does this look like Jim Perrin 20 years ago?



9. Snow Job................!!!

I'd bet it's a 356-A Coupe!




10. Back in the early 1960's, this was "Showing a little leg!"

That looks like a B Cabriolet!



11. "Sitting down on the Job!"

 

Is that a 356-A or an early 356-B? Vic says 356-A!




12. "WHAT" are these guys doing?  

It's a Gmund Coupe, but what are these guys doing? Thanks Sebastian!



13."The Mirror Car" appeared on Ebay for auction. Starting bid was over $200,000.00!

Supposedly a 356 SC! The entire body is covered with fragments of mirror.



14. Stuck in the Sand............!

Four Wheeling down at the Yuma sand dunes in a 356-A Coupe!



15. & 16. Any guesses as to how these images were created?

Hint:  a factory trans-art colors and upholstry sample book!



17. Catchin' HELL................!

Let's see....356-B Euro Cab with removable hardtop and factory luggage rack!



18. Hitchhiking on the Dutch autobahn!  

Do they always drive in the rain with the top down? Looks like a B Cabriolet!



19. Four to one odds in a Roadster!

This is actually a Factory Postcard.



20. A Wallhanging........!

As advertised on Ebay: "Ready to hang on your wall!"  356 B or C, but no Carrera!



21. Volkswagen, "Evolution of a Legend"!

This car looks suspiciously like a 356 Porsche!



22. Trying out her new "Laptop"!

Reiseschreibmaschine!



23. What's this?

Eh....what???? Answer at bottom of the page!



24. "Yes".............!!!

Early Pre-A Coupe with lots of decoration up front!



25. ........and where did you learn to wear your seat belt that way? 



26. Pastoral Scene in the German Alps!

Split Window "Gmund" Porsche "Really Slammed"!  Thanks Brian!



27. This image has always puzzled me. It's right out of a factory accessory booklet!

What's with the grill around the turn signal light?



28. A "Great Angle" in a Speedster...........!



29. What's going on here............?

Looks like an "A" Coupe!


30. & 31. What's Wrong with this Picture........?

Looks like a 356-C Coupe, but.................?



32. Is that Steve McQueen on a cell phone?

And that's a black plate California 356-C Cabriolet! What's the movie...?



33. It's one of them 356 Porsches!

356 T-6 or C Cabriolet with a removable hardtop!



34. A
Field Car........!!!

A "Field Car"! It looks like a 356-B T-6 Coupe!



35. Kicking
Tires.............!!!

That really hurts!




 36. Here in Scottsdale, Arizona we have a new restaurant called the "Pink Taco"!

DerWhite's personal 65 356-C at the West Coast Holiday many years ago in Tucson, Arizona.



37. Oh Yes.......they will!!!

That's actual Porsche factory accessory luggage.....and a 356-A Coupe!



38. Speedster........out in front!



39. Slammed.............!

Great shot......Slammed Pre-A or Maybe an A!  Again, Vic says a Pre-A!



40. "Modern Art".........From what 356 did this come from, can you tell?

"Modern Art"........Twin Grill Rear Deck Lid! Which 356?



41. La "Pope Mobile"!

......Assending The Mount!



42. Is that
Ferry and Ferdinand?



43. A Black 356 Porsche...............?

A Black Carrera Cabriolet?



44. Modern Art..........!

B Motor from a Porsche powered underwater dune buggy! A 60-61 S-90? Maybe?



45. Mis-Tree-Engine #1........What is it?

What is this? Count the odd or incorrect things about this 356 engine!



46. Mis-Tree-Engine #2........What is this?

OK, so what's this?



47. What's Wrong with This Picture........?

NOTHING'S WRONG with this Picture!!!!  Early Split Window Coupe!



48. AAAwsum!

A 356 Coupe with a WHAT........???  A 79 3.3 turbo!!




49. Nothing wrong with this picture! Morgensen Moters, Phoenix, Arizona, 1950's!

Black Speedster with chrome wheels!



50. A 356 Porsche Chassis Number!

Figure out the model and year of this 356 Porsche! Answer at bottom of page!



51. The "High Sign".........!

Early Pre-A Coupe?



52. "RUSToration" Project............?

What's left of a 356-A Cabriolet or Convertible D?



53. A 356 Porsche Model.........you got one?

What model Porsche is this? Who made it?



54. Autobahn, somewhere in Germany.............MOVE OVER!!!

Looks like an "A" Coupe, and an Opel Record?



55. The famous "One HALF of a 356", the Cut-away Car!

Notice....Everything is cut in half. Check out the inside of the gas tank and under the floor! Guessing it's a
B Coupe
!
Check out the muffler and the hubcaps!



56. "A" 356 ChassisCar!

ChassisCar:  No body, no window glass, no roof, no doors, no lids, no fenders......propably a 356-A!



57. A 356/VW ChassisCar!

Looks like VW chassis, Porsche Engine?



58. When I first saw this, I thought it was a 356 Cabriolet, but something's missing!

Something definitely missing here!



59. Up, Up and Away! My beautiful Machine!

Split window Pre-A or A Coupe......You figure it out!



60. What's Wrong with This Picture........?

$1,671.18 for a 356-A Factory Workshop Manual?  You got to be kidding!!!



61. From an early Porsche Factory Accessory Brochure?

Is this James Dean changing a tire on his Speedster?



62. Factory Air Conditioning.......?

Factory Air Conditioning, not sure whether it "conditions" the driver or the engine! 356-??



63. What's Wrong with This Picture........?

Convertible D with twin grills? From an ad in Christophorus!
I read somewhere that this was Ferry Porsche's personal car!



64. Very Low-Rider........!

"Low-Rider" 356-A Coupe.



65. Can you guess who this is..............?

Who is that driver? And where is he? Movie guy?



66. Another Rusto Project........!!

Looks like an "A" Coupe, with excellent patina!



67. A 356 Porsche "Rubbing"?

What does this mean?



 68. & 69. Anybody know who this is........?

He's associated with a well known rock band! The car is a Repli-Porsche!

Here's a hint!



70. 356's SHOULD live in Glass Houses!

Looks like an "A" Coupe!



71. Odd Paint Code Number......What color is it?

What paint color is this?

First correct answer to derwhite@aol.com gets a set of Exploded-View Part Diagrams!



72. A "Yellow" Coupe!

"Yellow Coupe"..............356-B T-5!



73. Coming to a Dealer near you!

They look like T-5 B's!



74. Not so funny.......!

Maybe a 54 356-Pre-A Porsche?



75. Flying Speedster.......!!!

How far off their seats do you think these gents are?



76. & 77. Electroster.......!!!

Yes, it is TOTALLY an electrically powered FAKE Speedster.....The Electroster!



78. What's Wrong with this Picture?

Do you know where this image came from?



79. The "Cut-away" Porsche Motor!

OK, Engine Experts.............what year engine is this? Anything wrong?



80. It's "Fit for Delivery".................!!

"Fit for Delivery" 9/18/59...356-A Coupe? No!



81. 356 Porsche Engine.......!!

Take a close look..........what Porsche Engine is this?



82. & 83. What's Wrong with this Picture?

Everything!  I have no clue what this is or was!! It looks like it has the mumps!



84. An "Autographed 356"...........!!!

Rear firewall apparently autographed by a Porsche factory worker (what model 356?)


85. Early 356 Carwash..........?

Early Carwash.........looks like an early bent window Pre-A Coupe.



86. A Bonanza..............!!!

Look closely! What is this?



87. Who's giving who what here?

Here, take this......and please don't give me a ticket!



88. What's Wrong with this Picture?

White pushbuttons in car with black knobs. White lines & numbers on the dial face! Should they be green??


89. Bubble Car...........!!

"Bubble Car".........356-A Convertible D?



90. "Band of Brothers"........!!

"Band of Brothers".......Porsche Tractor and 356-B Coupe!



91. I hesitate to speculate who these guys are?

Smashed up Rally car, an early "Gmund" Split-window Porsche?  Thanks Brian!



92. What?....................???

It's a 356 T-6, B or C? Take a guess!



93. What's Wrong with this Picture?

 This is a picture a fellow 356'er sent me of his Speedster with a wood steering wheel. Notice the
 tonneau  cover in  place over  the passenger  seat. So what is that in the passenger seat? Have

 had this picture for years, and
never saw this little person sitting there?



94. A record breaking occassion:
 17 guys just climbed out of a 356-C Coupe!



95. 13 guys on a Cab...........!



96. Here's the Mirror Car Again! What are those things flying around the Mirror Car?

 I have  looked at  this picture a dozen  times and  couldn't  figure out
 what  all  those white objects were flying around the Mirror Car.  Are
 they butterflys? A flock of small birds? What? Then it dawned on me.
 The car is sitting in the sun, and the little white objects are
reflections
 of the sunlight off the small pieces of mirror glued to the car onto the
 fence in the background!



97. And here's another one of those What's Wrong with this Picture!

 Does this picture make Sense?   It's raining. Guy  is holding  an umbrella for/over the
 Lady who  is getting  into
 a  Porsche  356  Speedster with the top down! Why  is  she
 getting  into
 a  Speedster  with  the top  down?  Wouldn't it be wet inside the car? Go
 figure! Maybe she's getting out of the car, but then.........wouldn't she be all wet?



98. Interesting Speedsters......!

Non factory Removable Hardtop, WIRE WHEELS, and English Lucas "flame throwers" up front!


99. Wire Wheels or Fake Wire Wheels?

 Given the size of the knock-off spinners, I'd guess these wire wheels are fake!  Car is a split-window 356,
 any guess at to year?



100. The "Man" - James Dean!

In his Speedster!



101. No Explanation Needed........!

200 KPH at 7:30 AM or 7:30 PM?  (Christophorus Magazine #43, January 1963)



102. One of the funniest 356 Porsche Pics I've sever seen!

356-A or Pre-A?  Love those custom wheels!



DerWhite at the 2006 Porsche Literature Show in LA!

The 356's on the book cover are 356-A's and one 356-B!



Contributions by:  Brian Ross & Sebastian Gaeta, & Vic Skirmants!

#23 is it a Bristol 21?
#50 is a 58 Coupe!
#52 is a Convertible D!
#53 is Porsche #1!
#65 is Clark Gable!
#78 Early Pre-A sales brochure, nothing wrong!
#80 is a T-5 Coupe!
#81 is a Euro 912!
#92 Spare wheel says "C"!
#99 51 or 52!
#102 356-A!


    

Some of the pictures on this website were found at various places on the internet. If you are the owner    
of one of these pictures, and want it to be removed from this website, contact me at derwhite@aol.com 

 

 Reporting on the funny situations in which 356 Porsches are found!

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Charlie White
Scottsdale, Arizona US
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