Convertible Ds .... and lots of SMILES !!!
March, 2020 - "Register Your D" form now works !
We had to redesign it to make it run.
I'm sorry, this has delayed entering new data since about Aug., 2018
PLEASE BE PATIENT. I have a lot of updates to enter in my free time.
Since August, 2018 - I've had problems with the old
HTML program. I need an expert programmer to help
me convert to a newer website builder program !!
PLEASE email me to help.
August 12, 2017 - Updates were completed to the best of
If there is a correction to be made, please email me.
See total number of Convertible Ds below.
Original Colors Updated:
Urgent Request: Looking for D 86471 or Information About It
Has anyone found an excellent original "European" Drauz fender badge? If so, please email photos & contact me!
Conv. D Production Changes: I am attempting to develop a full list of production changes that took place during the Conv. D's one model year. Two of many examples: windshield tension rods, addition of reinforcement pieces on top frame sides. Stay tuned as I research these.
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. I now believe that more than half remain; I'm not really sure, so I hope you'll help me find out.
If you are a Convertible D owner and your car is not in this listing, 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 the list of 356 Links, (which I need to update) 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.