WE ARE PROUD TO REPEPRESENT A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PILLAR OF THE MARK. THIS METICULOUS AND LOVINGLY RESTORED CAR IS INSTANTLY RECOGNIZED DRIVING DOWN THE STREET OR WINNING A NATIONAL CONCOURS. IT IS NOW TIME TO PASS IT ON TO A NEW CARETAKER THAT WILL BE PROUD TO DRIVE (THIS CAR IS WELL SORTED TO DRIVE ANY WHERE) OR SHOW AT ANY EVENT.
WITH THE POPULARITY AND EXPENSE OF CARS BUILT BY SINGER, EMORY, GUNTHER WERKS, AND THE LIST GETS LONGER BY THE DAY, THE “OUTLAW” IS HIGH FASHION. THIS EXAMPLE IS A MILD VERSION OF THE TREND. THE ATTENTION TO THE SMALLEST DETAIL IS WHAT MAKES THIS A NATIONAL CHAMPION. THIS IS AN INVESTMENT IN BLUE CHIP FUN!
The Name of our Porsche is “Lite N’ Sweet”. This is because the Color, Sahara Beige, matches the color of the Coffee that one of the Guys at the restoration shop drank all day long. It is our 1957 356A T1 Outlaw Coupe. It was purchased in 1969 out of a back yard in Davenport, Iowa for what at that time was Junk yard price. It had been sitting outside with no windshield since 1962. That was when the owner (a Navy Petty Office) had come home to his mother’s house for extended leave from his nuclear sub. His plan was to do an exterior repaint. He got as far as stripping it down when JFK got into a little disagreement with the Russians about locating missiles in Cuba. Navy was called back from leave, and never got back to Davenport to finish the job. His mother finally told him to get it out of her back yard, and he told her to sell it.
With little time and financial resources while raising a young family, restoration was put on hold until the late 90s in New Jersey. John Paterek came into the picture at that time, and he was the stimulus to get busy. The engine was the first effort. It was rebuilt and trimmed out with guidance of Harry Pellow and his book Secrets of the Inner Circle. It was a stock 62 1600 Normal Engine Modified with an NPR 1720cc kit, Weber 40 IDF Carbs, and Super cam.
Next was the body sheet metal repair. Pete Brittingham did the weld repair in his shop in East Cannan, CT. It was now 2004 and time to get on with preparation for exterior color. It was discovered that PPG had a formula for the original Sahara Beige. Sahara Beige was 56 only color but is the original based on the Kardex and door jamb plate. By 2009 the priming and sanding had been completed, and the car was ready to go to The Paterek Brothers shop for final paint, interior upholstery, and headliner. The final detailed assembly was declared finished by March 31, 2011, in time to take Lite N’ Sweet to the 2011 Porsche Parade in Savannah, GA. Lite N’ Sweet won first place in the Concours Full Performance Class.
Modifications that make Lite N’ Sweet an Outlaw are:
- Engine Modifications described above
- Polished Alloy Alex Bivens Wheels
- Heavy front sway bar
- Elephant Racing Adjustable Rear Spring plates and 26mm Rear Torsion Bars
- GT Bumper Trim and Plexiglass rear side Windows
- Pegasus Emblems on front Quarter panels
- Dual Master Cylinder Brakes
- ZF Steering Gear Box
- Electrical System converted to 12v system.
- LED Headlights
- First Overall, Metro Region PCA Spring Fling Peoples Choice Concours April 2011
- First Place 356 Judged Class, Zone 1 PCA Concours May 2011
- Three times First in 356 Class, NNJ Region PCA Concours, May, August, and September 2011.
- First in Performance Class, Division, and Group 2011 Porsche Parade Concours d’Elegance, Savannah, Georgia, August 2011
- First in Improved Class, Autocross at 2011 Porsche Parade
- First in 356 Class and Best in Show, Zone 1 PCA Concours May 2012
- First in Class NNJR PCA Fall Concours September 2012
- First in Class in Zone 1 PCA May 2013
- First in Class NNJR PCA Concours May and September 2014
- First in Class New Hope, Pa Auto-show August 2014
- First in class NNJR Concours on the Green September 2014
- First overall Mountain Mille Rally October 2014
- First Place in class NNJR Welcome to the club Concours May 2015
- First Place in class PCA Zone 1 Concours May 2015
- First Place in Class PCA Porsche Parade Concours French Lick, Indiana June 2015
- First Place in class NNJR Summer Concours July 2015
- First Place in Class PCA Porsche Parade Concours Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri 2018 Stuttgart Award, 2018 Porsche Parade, Lake of the Ozarks Concours d’Elegance
- First Place in Master Class, NNJR PCA Wingspread Farm Concours October 7, 2018
Lite N’ Sweet History:
- 1957 Porsche 356A T1 Coupe VIN 100635
- Car purchased out of a backyard in Davenport Iowa1969.
- Mechanical restoration (Engine, Transmission, Brakes, and Suspension) completed in 1999.
- Major body repair completed in 2004.
- Body exterior filling and priming done during 2008 and 2009.
- Body exterior finishing completed summer of 2010 by Paterek Bros.
- Interior upholstery and carpeting completed by end of 2010.
- Detail final assembly restoration completed in March 2011.
- Car Named “Lite N’ Sweet” March 2011
Special Features include:
- Porsche style Alloy Wheels,
- Porsche GT Style Bumper Trim andRear Vent Windows,
- Darrington Wood Rim Steering Wheel,
- 1720 cc NPR Engine,
- 40 IDF Webers,
- Super Cam,
- Harry Pellow inspired Engine Detailing,
- Elephant Racing Adjustable Height Rear Suspension Swing Arms,
- 26 mm Rear Torsion Bars,
- 5 mm Front Anti-Sway Bar,
- ZF Steering Gear,
- Stainless Steel Abarth Style Muffler, and
- Original Porsche Tool Kit.
- Porsche Travel Kit