Author: Jim Schrager

Jim Schrager has written about Porsches for SCM since 1997. He has also contributed to the 356 Registry, Panorama, and Excellence, and wrote two well-received books predicting the rapid rise in values for 356 and early 911 models.

1959 Porsche 356 Convertible D

Porsche’s 356A is truly the most swoon-worthy production automobile the Stuttgart firm ever created. The D was only produced in 1959 before the model was transformed into the 356B in 1960; at a mere 1,331 manufactured, it is one of the rarest production automobiles to ever don the Porsche badge. […]

1964 Porsche 356 SC 1600 Cabriolet

The final iteration of the lightweight, rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive Porsche 356, the 356C, appeared in 1964, coinciding with Porsche’s purchase of the Reutter coachbuilding firm, which would handle all coupe and cabriolet construction in Stuttgart for the remainder of 356 production. New equipment included four-wheel disc brakes, a ZF steering gear […]

1977 Porsche 911S 2.7 Coupe

Coupled with tolerance for low-lead petrol, vastly superior fuel consumption and increased tank capacity, the new 1974 911 proved superior to its predecessor in every way as a fast, long-distance tourer. By 1977, maximum power output of all non-Carrera models had been standardized at 165 horsepower regardless of the destination […]

1966 Porsche 911

According to a copy of the Porsche Kardex, this early-production, short-wheelbase 911 was completed on March 24, 1966. It was delivered to Carl Steffens of Mountain View, CA, through Porsche Cars Northeast Inc. of Bedford, MA, one of seven U.S. Porsche distributors during the period. Believed to have been retained […]

Age of Discovery

Luftgekühlt is a one-day car show — of sorts — only for air-cooled Porsches. From afar, it appears as an “in-crowd, secret-handshake” event meant only for the most socially well-connected Porsche owners. The 2021 edition was held nearby in Indianapolis, IN, in September. My son Max got the bug to […]

1956 Porsche 356A 1600 Cabriolet by Reutter

The term “barn find” has been vastly abused in the collector-car market, but here is a 356A cabriolet which was literally pulled out of an old building near Salem, OH. This matching-numbers cabriolet shows fewer than 46,000 miles — believed to be original — and was delivered in the rarely-seen […]

When Chevrolet Built a Porsche

In the fall of 1964, Chevrolet introduced the second-generation Corvair in direct competition with the Ford Mustang. While the Mustang seemed to take all the air out of the room for a small, sporty American car, independent thinkers in the know realized the two competing products couldn’t be more different. […]

1988 Porsche 930 “Slantnose” Coupe

Styling for the “Slantnose” 911 Turbo came from the legendary Porsche 935 race car. This factory option was executed on the raw body shell, allowing Porsche’s anti-corrosion warranty to be retained. Included in the price of $23,244 were sloped front fenders, retractable headlamps and air vents to ensure efficient cooling […]

Porsche’s No-Frills Performance Bargain

  There’s nothing more fun than buying, driving and enjoying a bargain sports car. Today, in our red-hot collector car market, most hope — and perhaps pray — that our purchases will continue to appreciate. Yet the prospect of price appreciation someday is different than a bargain today. The 911SC […]