2019 Stoddard Swap Meet Dates: June 7-8, 2019

We're pleased to announce that the dates for our 2019 Stoddard Swap Meet will be June 7-8, 2019.   This will be the 32nd edition of our All-Porsche Car Show and Swap Meet.  The Toy and Literature will be held Friday, June 7th and the Car Show and Swap Meet will be Saturday, June 8th.  We look forward to seeing you there!

356 Registry's 2018 East Coast Holiday

Every year, we look forward to the 356 Registry's Holiday events.  The East Cost Holiday event this year was held in Ocean City, New Jersey.  While the weather was a little spotty with rain, there was little loss in enthusiasm, thanks to an excellent organizational crew.  

The concours on the boardwalk was epic with an enormous line of 356s on the iconic wooden structure.  

We brought our own special pet project, the 356C that's in some of our recent advertisements.  

The trip to Cape May was spectacular.  

The Simeone Museum was a treat—this whiteboard of all of their ongoing projects captured our imagination. It's funny how a mere list of work to be done can get you thinking!  

The Boardwalk before cars were allowed on.  

Staging the concours line at the OCNJ Airport before they rolled onto the Boardwalk.  

The shuttle for Concours Judges had approximately 4 Peoplepowers.  We're not sure what that would dyno at.  

You can see many more images the 356 Registry's Talk Forum in threads like this one HERE. 

You can learn more at this year's ECH Website

Driven To America 2

This past weekend, we were on Long Island for Driven To America 2 which showcased the history of the air-cooled Porsche along with the man that was responsible for introducing the Marque to America, Max Hoffman. 

The event was held in Old Westbury, New York at the de Seversky estate and brought out a great selection of Porsches ranging from America Roadsters to Factory race cars and late models.  There were even several 300SL Mercedes present—they are always a treat to look at.  

There was a live forum held with Larry Webster as the moderator.  Speakers included Ray Shaffer from Porsche Classic, Cam Ingram from Road Scholars and our friend, Prescott Kelly.  It was informative and entertaining! 

Rennsport Reunion

We spent this past weekend at Laguna Seca at Porsche's Rennsport Reunion.  We brought along a lot of our new products, including our 356 / 912 Sport Exhaust to show off.  We had so much booth traffic we really didn't get out to watch too many races—but we did enjoy seeing the Tractor races as well as the debut of the new 991-based 935.  Speaking of debuts—we had a lot of interest in our upcoming (and exclusive) line of properly anodized Maxilite Fuchs-replacement wheels.  

Since we didn't venture out much, we're linking to Porsche's newsroom and a host of other websites for your surfing pleasure:





Racer Magazine had Porsche driver Patrick Long do a video walk-around of some of the awesome sights and sounds from Rennsport.  You can see that here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALedWU9WBZI&feature=share

1982 911SC For Sale

A friend of ours has a very well-sorted (and well-loved) 911SC for sale in Dallas, Texas.  

In his words, "Time has come for me to re-home my 911. I do love driving it, but it doesn't fit my new commute and life in Dallas. I'm the fourth owner and have put almost 90k miles on it. It is an excellent driver and very reliable. It does have a few oil leaks, but nothing I would consider major. Asking $36,000.


Excellent choice for street parking and/or daily driving.

1982 USA model
233k miles currently, I’m the fourth owner and purchased it at 145k miles.
Engine rebuilt as 3.2 short stroke at 115k.
Transmission rebuilt around 180k miles (need to find records to get exact mileage)
Everything works with the exception of washers and rear window defrost.

3.2 short stroke
964 cams
Stock heat exchangers with MK pre-muffler and single in/single out muffler
AEM based EFI/COP ignition
Ten line engine/trans mounts

Rebel racing front and rear bushings https://www.rsrproducts.com/product-...nt-bushing-set and https://www.rsrproducts.com/product-...ar-bushing-set
22mm front and 28mm rear TBs
Bilstein shocks
Carrera swaybars
Euromeister 17” Fuchs with Bridgestone RE71s

WEVO shifter
Kenwood headunit with bluetooth, good speakers in doors and Kenwood sub under driver’s seat.
Llumar tint on all windows (clear windshield darker for windows)
Extra A/C vents
Cloth Recarro front seats
Rennline magnetic phone holder
MOMO steering wheel with 2” spacer. (1” spacer also available)

H4 headlights in sugarscoops
Headlight relay
Griffiths A/C system with extra condensors. Exceptional performance.
Stock seats available (need reconditioning)
Fiberglass ducktail lid available"

Nardo Grey Targa

David Zappala's recently completed 1985 911 Carrera Targa was reimagined as a lovely backdate vision.  The car was stripped to a bare tub and every surface was redone.  

The “donor” car was solid, with virtually no rust and a strong engine. 

The design inspiration came from the reimaged Singer 911, with subtle changes necessary to make the car “one of a kind”.

Project was completed by Metalkraft Coachwerks, Cincinnati, Ohio in August, 2018

The car was stripped of the front fenders, hood, deck lid, front, and rear bumpers, lower front, rear and side valances, and the entire interior, including the dash. 

Factory steel “long hood” fenders and hood were fitted to the car together with steel RS front and rear bumper, H4 headlights and European turn signal and taillight lenses all from Stoddard.

Metalkraft Coachwerks exclusive fuel filler was added to the hood.

A new interior was crafted in leather by GTS Classics, with custom RS seats and door panels and a factory original 1973 911 dash. 

The rear seats were removed and an exclusive parcel shelf was created to take there place. The interior was fitted with period correct square weave carpets by Autos International

Momo Prototipo Wheel and a new front windscreen were added.

The Targa top was completely re-built, recovered and reinstalled with all new rubber trim. 

The original Fuchs wheels were restored by Al Reed Polishing and fitted with new Bridgestone Potenza tires.

Custom Porsche graphic were created by Magnagraphics in Cincinnati, Ohio

A new Talbot Berlin NOS mirror was added.

The car was being striped and repainted in Nardo Grey

The 3.2 liter engine, transmission, suspension, brakes and drive train were removed and rebuilt by Westerfeld Enterprises in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The fuel injection system was removed and new PMO carburetors were installed together with a custom ignition by Perma Tune

The clutch was replaced and the brake calipers were rebuilt/restored by PMB Performance.

The painted and detailed engine and transmission were re-installed with stainless steel SSI performance heat exchangers and a custom built stainless steel, center exit muffler.

All records and receipts for the re-build are available together with hundreds of photos documenting the project. 

David can be reached at (440) 336-1000.  His email is HERE.  

Obenauf's Leather Oil

Stoddard is proud to announce that we are now a stocking distributor for Obenauf's Leather Oil.  It's a great product that helps older leather look its best.  Made in the USA from a special formulation of beeswax and natural oils, it freshens older leather and keeps it from cracking further.  It's easy to apply. We treated the leather in all of our cars and have been very pleased with the results.  It even works on other leather products, like shoes and belts. 

You can purchase it HERE in our online store.  

We sell the Obenauf's Leather Oil in a convenient 8-ounce bottle. This will be enough oil to treat your seats several times.  

This is a typical side bolster seen on a well-cared for 993.  After 20+ years, the leather has dried and started cracking. 

The top cap of the bottle includes a dauber to apply the oil.  

After you've applied some oil with the dauber, you might also try rubbing the oil into the leather with your hands.  It's easier to work into the seams and corners that way.  We'd probably recommend latex or nitrile gloves for this step.  

Side bolsters typically need the most attention. 

Use your fingers to massage the oil into the seams and cracks of the leather. 

After you've applied the Obenauf's Leather Oil, let it sit over night.  Reapply to any areas that are cracked and let it absorb again.  Finally, you can buff it to a nice, matte shine.  

Once the leather is buffed, you can see how the finish is very uniform, soft and "healthier" than when you started. It does not fill in any cracks or bring back areas where the dye has worn away, it just helps keep the leather soft and supple so further damage is minimized. 

You can purchase it HERE in our online store.  

Stoddard Stainless Sport Exhaust System for 356 and 912.

Stoddard Stainless Sport Exhaust System for 356 and 912. 

A few years ago, we helped the TV Show, "Overhaulin'" build a custom 356 by supplying them with sheetmetal and trim items to complete the project. The Host, Chip Foose, did a lot of custom work on the 356 and our friend Rod Emory chipped in as well. One finished car included a pretty wild exhaust system that we loved.  

    The exhaust system was engineered at Magnaflow for the TV Show—we took that original design and adapted it for larger scale production to fit 356A through 356C cars with the included mandrel-bent tubes that slide into the stock bumper outlets.  We also created tips so that the all-stainless-steel performance exhaust could be used on a 912.  It's got a great, throaty sound and works well on stock and 1720cc big bore engines.  
    The exhaust systems are constructed out of 400-series stainless steel with polished straight-through perforated-core mufflers. The design incorporates an X or Cross pipe design to boost torque, which is usually difficult from a packaging perspective on a flat-four engine.  
    We took extra care to perfect the exhaust note of the system. There is no resonances or drone at speed—just a nice, throaty sound during acceleration.  

Here's a link of the video of the sound during acceleration HERE.  You can also hear the exhast system idling HERE. 

Please give us a call at (800) 342-1414 to order or go HERE to order online. 

For Sale: 1965 356C Cabriolet. Restored By Stoddard

For Sale in the Rochester area of New York,  a very nice looking and reasonably priced1965 Porsche 356C. The car has long-term 356 Registry ownership.  Stoddard’s restored the car in the 1990s for a previous owner, and it comes with extensive records and documentation.  

The car is Light Ivory over Red Leather

Please contact: 

Fran Cosentino  (585) 750 5868  fjc2290@aol.com

 Jon Cosentino (son) (585) 455-2047  Jon@commercialcapitaltraining.com

The family is asking $139,900 for this clean Cab. 

2018 Swap Meet Pictures

Our 31st Annual All-Porsche Car Show and Swap Meet was held on June 1-2nd.  We had a great turnout this year, including a lot of "new" Porsches we haven't seen in prior years.  

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