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.
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