he owner sourced and built a 912 engine for the project. The case and heads were sent to Competition Engineering of Lake Havasu City for their respective cleaning, machine work, and assembly of the heads. A 1720cc Big-bore kit was installed, and a new lightweight crankshaft was sourced for the build. Solex PII-40 carburetors were sourced and overhauled by Carburetor Rescue. The car’s original numbers-matching transmission was disassembled and rebuilt, including a tall “freeway flyer” fourth gear by AZ Transaxle of Phoenix, Arizona. Competition Engineering performed the final sorting, setup, and tuning of the engine.
The interior was restored in red leather by renowned interior specialists at Stuttgart Southwest in Phoenix, Arizona. The gauges were sent to Palo Alto Speedometer for full overhaul as well.
The overall level of restoration on this car is outstanding. No stone was left unturned from the metalwork through final assembly. The car’s undercarriage presents in superb condition, and correct plated hardware was used throughout. A new set of Tecnomagnesio wheels were installed, and the car’s ride height was set up lower than factory settings for an outlaw aesthetic.
The final presentation of this 356A meets every standard that CPR Classic lives by. The restoration work that was performed is in keeping with our highest standards. The driving experience is better than new with a beautifully set up and sorted suspension system, backed by a drivetrain that elevates the car to the next level.
In the last three years since completion, this 356 has lived with the owner that commissioned the restoration in Sedona, Arizona. It has been driven sparingly, and it is evident that keeping the car in peak restored condition was the top priority. With just over 1,400 miles since completion, this 356A offers an excellent opportunity to step into a turn-key, exceptional 356A without having to go through the lengthy process of commissioning a restoration.
This example has been tastefully modified and will serve its next owner as a perfect car to show or drive for thousands of worry-free miles to come. Don’t miss this spectacular 356A!