All Convertible Ds' Information & Photos
Information about the existence of Porsche 356A Convertible Ds built in 1958 & 1959. We need to track all 1,331 Ds made, so send information about your D, or even your previously owned D, to the Convertible D Registry, c/o John Chatley. To submit info, just click on Register Your D and fill in the form as much as possible it's easy.
Some much older information needs updating as well take a look at the D list on this site.
For photos of your Conv. D, email John at email@example.com and attach your photos please include the car's VIN.
We can't stress enough how important every D's information is to complete the list. This includes parted, scrapped, converted and buried Ds as well!
Information on the Earliest Ds
Information about the earliest built Convertible Ds, especially VINs 85502 - 85554. Please help. All information is important. We need to fill in the gaps. Contact John Chatley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on Rear Panels and Door Wedges
We know that the early Convertible Ds had rear interior upholstered panels on each side of the rear shelf (see photo at right). So far, VINs 85514 (lowest VIN to report) until 85851 (latest car to report, build & delivery dates: 12/xx/59) probably had the rear panels. Convertible D 85845 also reported having the rear panels, but it has a later delivery date of 01/07/59. Can your D extend that range? Please let us know.
Early Convertible Ds also had aluminum "door wedges" in the lock post (photo at left) until sometime in mid to late-April 1959. So far, the latest D reporting to have the early door wedges is VIN 86219 built in early April, 1959. 86226 has reported it does not have them (and has original doors). Owners of VINs 86227 or later, please let us know if your car has door wedges.
Original Convertible D Carreras
We are seeking information on the only two original Carrera engine Convertible Ds ever built VINs 86124 and 86125.
Where are they? Even if the engines aren't in the cars, wouldn't you love to see these two at a 356 Registry Holiday?
Wanted Engine # 82388, Type: 616/2 - 1600 Super
The original engine for Convertible D VIN 85519 the 19th D built.
Come on 356ers, let's find this engine for a long-standing D & 356 owner who raced this car in California. Take a look at your engine cases waaaay in the back shelf or garage floor. Check your dune buggies, too. Contact John Chatley at email@example.com, and he'll get the info to the car's owner.
Other Engine Cases Wanted for Conv. D Owners & Friends:
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass the info along to the appropriate 356's owner. Thanks.