I am fortunate to own a very nice, original chrome Lietz luggage rack. Several photos of it can be found in the Accessories Section.
This blog post is about the leather straps that are used on the Lietz style luggage racks. During the 356 T6 time period, two different racks were available, Reutter and Lietz- and this posting is only about Lietz racks and original luggage straps. There are LOTS of reproduction straps out there, and some are pretty darn good. In fact, the new reproduction ones are a little thicker and therefore stronger than the originals were, even when new.
However, if originality is your thing, this post shows you a complete, original, set of the correct straps. Notice in the details the fake stitching along the full length of the sides. Also noteworthy is the white powered like appearance of the back side of the leather. I'm posting the lengths of the straps in the set as well.
I recently bought this tray and now that it is here I am so glad I did! It is a candy dish and they are somewhat rare. PORSCHE supplied these to dealers and so there were at one time quite a few, but time has taken it's toll on some of them.
This one, dare I say it,,, is perfect.
Including one close up shot and one further back showing a pair of glasses so the size of the tray can be understood.
My first Porsche was a '62 B coupe that I bought as a single young man more than 40 years ago. I did not even know there was a new thing called the 356 Registry at the time. I just wanted a cool car, and the Porsche was all of that. Could have cared less about originality or "correct" parts in the tool kit.
In 1962, and only in 1962, Porsche made their own wrenches for the 356 tool kits. The
P-O-R-S-C-H-E script is right in the casting. Now the wrenches are rare and sought after by collectors.
Below is a photo of the only one of these wrenches I have. Guess I need to sell it . I'll put it on the 356 Registry Classifieds and see how it goes.
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