Here you'll find names and businesses in the 356CAR area to help you with your 356 project, parts, service--anything 356! These services are listed by type, rather than geographically. We've found that dedicated 356ers will go the distance for their cars!

If you know of a 356-friendly vendor or service provider, please send it along and we'll list it here for the benefit of the membership, free of charge. This is the best "word of mouth" a 356 owner in Northern California can get!

Mechanical Work

We're just getting started, we'd like to know of 356 mechanics and engine rebuilders in your area that have given you good service! Let everyone know who the "good guys" are. Anything from simple tune-ups to full bottom-end and "outlaw" rebuilds are welcome here. Here's a list to get you started.

D&M Motors, 109 Channing Ave, Palo Alto (650) 329-9016

The Stable - Alan Klingen, 1700 Pine Street, San Francisco (415) 776-2707 email

Sam Sipkins, 950 77th Ave Unit # 1, Oakland (510) 632-8232

John's Fuel Systems and Carburetion, 2535 West Winton- 4A, Hayward (510) 786-2505

Dave Merz, 324 D Yolanda Ave, Santa Rosa (707) 545-3566 email

Palo Alto Speedometer 718 Emerson St., Palo Alto (650) 323-0243

Deutsche Motor Sport 288 Buchanan Field Rd #4, Concord (925) 689-0232

Devin Wailes 779 Anderson Drive, San Rafael (415) 258-9619

Ted Blake Restorations 2701 21st St, Sacramento (916) 455-5010

Frank's Automotive 5220 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento (916) 452-0917

John's Mobile Engine Service, 1753 Leslie Street, San Mateo (650) 574-4643

Wolfgang Reif - German Competition Motors, 25437 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA (510) 537-5955

Quality Imports, 411 E 18th, Antioch. (925) 757 9336. Owner/operator is Werner Hoch who was trained at the Porsche factory. submitted by Jim Slawson

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Check out the 356 Registry's list of 356 vendors. But what about locally? When you just can wait for UPS or if you want to support your local economy and other 356 enthusiasts, check here first.

European Auto Salvage Yard (EASY), 4060 Harlan Street, Emeryville, 94608 (510) 653-3178

Parts Heaven, 23694 Bernhardt Street, Hayward, 94545 (800) 767-7250

VeloceSpace, 1709 Junction Ct, Ste 390, San Jose 95112 (408) 441-7788

NLA Restoration Parts, Brad Ripley, Reno, Nevada 1-800-438-8119

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Body/Paint/Interior Work

Know a master of the "English Wheel"? Someone who can craft metal the way other guys sculpt filler? Let us know about that Monet of the Glasurit single stage, or the fellow who can make your headliner, carpet and seats all "Kardex perfect"!

Ted Blake Restorations 2701 21st St, Sacramento (916) 455-5010

Cooks Auto Upholstery 1823 El Camino Real, Redwood City 94064 (650) 364-0923

European Auto Uphostery 59 Larkspur Street San Rafael (415) 459-0353

Canepa Design 831-430-9940 or

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Radio Repair and Restoration

Ray's Auto Stereo 1925 F Street Sacramento, (916) 447-9753 email

Porsche Dealers

If you know of a PCNA dealer who is "into" 356's and preserving the history of the breed, share it!

Carlsen, Redwood City

Niello, Sacramento

Rector Motor Car Company, Burlingame

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Additional Vendors

356 Registry Goodie Store- Diane Morrill (831) 375-3356

Tech Articles

Leo Droughton's Tech Session on engine tuneups - 2004 Download here.

Tech article on brake shoes by Bill King. Download here.

Ted Blake's 356 safety checklist. Download here.

Paul Risinger's 356 Trip Spares and Tools. Download here.

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You Tell US!

What should go here? Category, service, you name it. What do YOU want to know about your 356 in the 356CAR region? We'll list it here for easy browsing and Internet surfing. Let Us Know!

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