We found a treasure trove of old photos of Stoddard and we're posting them to celebrate our 60th Anniversary. Enjoy!
John Truman working on a 911 engine in the 1980s. John still handles our hinge and carburetor rebuild program.
George Duck of Paso Robles, California contacted us recently asking about the black and white photograph that we used on the cover of our previous Stoddard 356 Catalog. George knew one of the men depicted in photo that was shot in Germany in the late 1950s. We dug through our archives and sent along the artwork.
Here's a few snaps of an old Cleveland Plain Dealer article we dug out of the archive. This article dates from around 1990—but much of the thoughts and theories remain true.
We don't normally do "Columns" per se here at Stoddard.com—trying to keep with the editorial "We" in our prose about products and events. That said, sometimes things make more sense when just told as a story. Here's a not-so-tall tale about how my dad briefly owned a 356 Carrera.
While we were at European Collectibles last month, we got a chance to crawl under an original early 911 that was getting a very sympathetic cleaning. It's really neat to hear about barnfinds like this—and even cooler to see it in person. We shot some pictures of the underside to show how the cars look in unrestored, yet good condition.
This is genesis. I'm not talking about the Sega video gaming console. I'm not even talking about the iconic late sixties prog-rock band fronted by Peter Gabriel. We are looking at one of the first in a long line of 911 production.
We found a few boxes of NOS smog system update kits for 1968 911s in our warehouse—but would anyone use them?