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The outlook of the 356A Convertible D looks very promising...
This future driver is ready to GO NOW !


Over the past 12 months, there have been a handful of "barn finds".
This is the latest one that will be slowly restored and kept in the family.

D News

Urgent Request: Looking for D 86471 or Information About It
I have some information for the owner of 86471. Please contact me if you know what happened to 86471 or know a past owner. It was last seen at the March, 2013 Amelia Island Concours Auction. Contact me

Owners' Vintage Photos new section started! Take a look and send your old Convertible D photos of racing, rallies, family events, etc. We can have some fun with this, so contact me.

Has anyone found an excellent original "European" Drauz fender badge? If so, please email photos & contact me!

Could the current owner of Conv. D #86817 please contact me? I might have located your original engine.

The purpose of the Convertible D Registry is to locate and catalog Porsche 356A Convertible Ds that still exist(and used to exist), to help Convertible D enthusiasts appreciate the subtle differences between Drauz-built & Reutter-built models, and to provide historical information about these rare early Porsches.

The successor to the famed Porsche Speedster, the Convertible D model run was limited to 1,331* cars built between August 1958 and September 1959...the 1959 model year. Possibly less than half remain; I'm not really sure, so I hope you'll help me find out. I currently have 595 cars in my database and continue to discover more with your help!

If you are a Convertible D owner and your car is not in my database, I would appreciate hearing from you. If you used to own a Convertible D or parted or scrapped one, and you still have the car's VIN and/or other facts, I'd appreciate a quick note. I am also seeking specific information on the earliest D prototypes, Convertible D features that changed during the model run, and the two Convertible D Carrera models: where are they now?

If you are a 356 enthusiast who wants to learn more about the Convertible D model, you will find a wealth of information here. If you are new to the 356 Porsche world, the Convertible D Registry encourages you to become a member in your national and local 356 clubs, registries and groups. Please see a growing list of 356 Links, and I hope to see you and your 356s at these friendly events, treffens and holidays.

Disclaimer: Due to information given to me from a variety of sources, some of which can be second-hand and/or difficult to verify, I take no responsibility for the accuracy of the data presented about each Convertible D shown in the Registry listing pages.

* According to the 2005 book: Speedster 50th Anniversary: Celebration Of An Icon, co-author Steve Heinrichs writes, "Subsequent research has determined that there was...one more Convertible D."


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