Name:  Rick Gurolnick

My car:

1959 356 Convertible D Outlaw.

Tip-off that a 356 was the car for me:

Loved the body styling and form.

My age when I acquired my first 356:


Engine type:

Now a 3.0 liter 911.

Miles driven per year:


Favorite destination:

Road America.

Fantasy road trip:


Most inconvenient mechanical failure:

Distributor drive.

Car I'd have if I couldn't have a 356:

Some other cool resto mod - made individual by my design background.

What I like most about my car:

Charming body design, mechanical excellence years later.

Most unique feature:

The aerodynamics. You can talk at a normal tone of voice with the top down at 100 mph.

Most recent repair:

Redoing the wiring and electrical. After 58 years the original harness was pretty crusty!

Longest drive so far:

Over 1,000 miles to the U.P. and Great Lakes.

Next project with this car:

Replacing the convertible top.