“Frank” 1963 TLG 356 – Owner: TLG
Found in a friend’s backyard, this 1963 356 T6-B literally had to be cut out of the overgrown, waist-high grass where it was found. The original idea for the project was to build a mildly modified Outlaw for street and some track use. However, once the lid came off this can of worms the project morphed into more of a “hmmmm, I wonder what would happen if…” kind of project. The car is named Frank – as in, Frankenstein – because of the amount of rust repair needed to bring this car back to life. The name also comes from the fact that this 356 is also part 911 and part 914. It has a 5-speed 901 transmission, torsion tube and rear suspension from a SWB 911 and is powered by a 2.0L Type IV 914 motor that’s been bored and stroked to 2.3L with 48 IDA Webbers. To date Frank has turned about 10,000mi since its completion in 2004; about half of that is touring and street mileage and the other half are track miles. Frank has proven to be a surprisingly capable machine and is a pride and joy of the TLG collection.