Everyone needs an Outlaw Porsche 356 in their lives.
In 1996, Rod and Amy Emory started Emory Motorsports with the singular goal of building the finest iconic yet personalized Porsche 356 in the world. The Emory signature style is what's come to be known as 'Outlaw' cars. It's a minimalist approach to how the car looks, leaving the bodywork virtually untouched while removing the bumpers and adding subtle features like a recessed gas filler in the hood, mesh-covered headlights, and recessed Marchal fog lights. The company then improves the performance. The Porsche 356 in its day was already a stylish couple with nimble-handling, and examples like this one we came across on Bring a Trailer take it to the next level.
Emory Motorsports doesn't do standard restorations, but its 'original' Porsches are restored to 'factory-plus' standards as a baseline. To give a clue to the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that's gone into this build, the Emory-Rothsport 2.4-liter flat-four that sits in the back was designed from scratch by Jeff Gamroth, who previously served as crew chief for Porsche's GT racing team, to power these specialist 356 models. In this car, the carburetor based dry-sump engine makes 205 horsepower via a 901 transaxle to pair with a chassis that weighs just 2,000 lbs.
Grip and handling are as important as the power delivery and aesthetic style on an Emory Porsche. Dunlop SP Sport 5000 tires wrap a set of custom 15×6-inch alloy wheels and inside each of those sits a four-piston CNC caliper and drilled rotor. For handling, the Porsche 356A Emory Outlaw Sunroof Coupe also features Emory's adaptation of Porsche 911 suspension. If that color looks familiar, it'll be because the car is finished in the Carrera GT color GT Silver.
At the time of writing, it has 4 days to go but something screwy is going on because it's already at $300,000. It's hard to call what this particular car will actually go for. the highest we've seen paid at auction so far is $250,000 for a 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A "Emory Special" via RM Sotheby's in 2015.