Name:  Jeff Leas

My car:

1957 T1 A Super Coupe/1960 T5 Normal Coupe.

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

I have admired these cars since I was in high school in the 60's.

My age when I acquired my first 356:


Engine type:

1957-Super Vic Skirmants-built engine with a big bore kit.  1960-Normal numbers-matching engine.

Miles driven per year:

Between the two cars, 3,000 miles, but I am trying to improve on that number.

Favorite destination:

Any curvy, twisty, hilly country road.

Fantasy road trip:

I would like to drive the length of California Highway 1 in a 356.

Most inconvenient mechanical failure:

Discovered a gas leak at the Geneva Concours and had a scary ride home.

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

Topping the list would be a Porsche Cayman.

What I like most about my car:

I like the speed of the Super Coupe and I like the smoothness of the Normal Coupe.

Most unique feature:

H4 headlights and the headlight switch relay kit.

Most recent repair:

Tom Funk and I recreated the openings and installed the overrider bumper bars on the A Coupe.

Longest drive so far:

2007 East Coast Holiday to Boyne Highlands, Michigan.

Next project with this car:

Fix some sheet metal on the underside of the A Coupe.