Emory Motorsports builds jaw-dropping Porsche 356 Speedster

Classic Porsche specialist Emory Motorsports has completed another stunning project, this time creating an outlaw-style 356 Speedster powered by a custom engine.

Starting with a 1959 356 coupe that had suffered some unfortunate roof damage, Emory Motorsports handcrafted an aluminium tonneau cover and special headrest fairing, as well as created a custom headrest hoop and cage, leaving a beautiful Speedster body style.

The bonnet has had the handle deleted, and added is a fuel filler for the custom 68L tank. A set of 15-inch Tecnomagnesio wheels wearing 195/65 Dunlop SP 5000 tyres suit the look perfectly, suspended by a 901-style independent rear end with adjustable Koni dampers.

In the engine compartment is an Emory-Rothsport Outlaw-4 engine, which comprises of a 2.4-litre flat-four fed by Weber 48 IDA carburettors. It also features a full-flow oil system with a remote cooler, MSD twin-plug ignition, and custom headers and exhaust. The end result is 153kW.

That might not sound like much power by today’s standards, but outright speed is not what this build is all about – although, with a weight of just 839kg, we’re sure it goes extremely well indeed. But no, what this is about is unbelievable attention to detail, craftsmanship, and sheer presence. The latter of which is helped by the exquisite Aquamarine metallic paint finish, complete with Mobil Pegasus logos on the front guards.

Lastly, the interior is also completely reconditioned and redecorated. For the passengers there’s a set of Speedster-style seats wrapped in red leather with carpet backs, two-point harnesses, charcoal square-weave carpets, a Derrington steering wheel, and a 904 triple-gauge instrument cluster on a Speedster dashboard.

The project is another example of what the firm can do for customers, whether it be restoring a classic or creating something completely custom like. Talk about the ideal Sunday cruise car.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.