Much like Italian femme fatale, Monica Bellucci, who once equated her love for movies with an innate desire to explore the dark side of humanity without ever truly having to cross the line, herself – I too, subconsciously find myself living vicariously through other people’s creativity. In the case of today, that creativity has materialised in the form of a 1963 Porsche 356B Outlaw.
Despite harnessing immense capability and power, the 1963 Porsche 356B Outlaw was designed ahead of its time, flying far under the radar, with its true intentions revealed only through subtle detailing. As a by-product of cosmetic restoration and a sheer creative epiphany by its owner, the car was stripped down to its skeleton in order to perform metal finishing, and bodywork, before concluding with an all-new coat of stealth black paint.
Going above and beyond simply ‘looking the part’, the owner began addressing every inch of his semi-new four-wheeler. Of the innumerable adjustments made, the 1963 Porsche 356B Outlaw’s air-cooled flat four engine was increased to 1925cc by Air Power Racing, with a stout est. 130 horsepower, alongside the inclusion of a ceramic-coated KK Sebring stainless-steel exhaust, which ensured a better-flowing-and-sounding exhaust note, and a 4-speed transaxle, built by Rancho Transmissions, which shifted effortlessly in putting down the newfound air-cooled power.
Incorporating Willhoit sport suspension with stiffer torsion bars, sway bar and shocks to sharpen the handling, 5.5×16” HRBB alloy wheels with wider tyres, factory 356C disc brakes and slotted rotors, the owner sought the help of artisans from Willhoit Restoration, in an effort to upgrade the car’s underpinnings. Aside from updating the car’s essential components to match its new power system, the entire build’s paint finish was colour sanded and paint corrected, to produce a deep and lasting gloss effect, whilst Autos International meticulously crafted its full leather interior.
Showcasing a factory removable roll bar, a custom 14” wood VDM steering wheel crafted by Bruce Crawford, a short shifter kit, and a 12-volt system, the 1963 Porsche 356B Outlaw has since received the necessary full mechanical inspection and servicing, allowing it to safely grace the streets, despite its looming, sinister presence.