John Oates of Hall and Oates fame just purchased one of the coolest cars on the market: an Emory Outlaw Porsche 356B Cabriolet.

“Outlaw” Porsches are defined by modifications that would have previously been deemed sacrilege by Porsche purists, and sport features such as wider wheels, a lower stance, minimal trim, and sometimes even mismatched body panels.

Oates’ Outlaw is a 1960 Porsche 356B Cabriolet “Emory Special” (named after Rod Emory of Outlaw Motors) with a custom hard-top. The body has been modified to have a sleeker nose, and the bumpers have been changed to 356A-style.

While most 356s are powered by a flat-four with Beetle levels of power, John’s has got a little bit more up its tailpipe. The engine is Emory’s own riff on the 3.6-litre flat-six from the 964 generation of 911, but has been custom-sand-cast as a four-cylinder; displacing either 2.4 or 2.6 litres, it’s mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

On top of the engine upgrades, the Outlaw also gets an independent rear, adjustable Koni shocks, front and rear swaybars and four-wheel disc brakes. The wheels are 15×7 inches and are wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Rosso tires.

As far as celebrity cars go, it almost doesn’t get much cooler than this; where most famous folk are fine with a luxury SUV or a stupid-fast hypercar, we’re glad a humble 356 makes Oates’ dreams come true.

Source: Driving

November 5, 2018