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Strosek cars..

Just an opinion thread about Porsche's sporting the Strosek Design.

I personally find them quite bizarre and unlikable, and was wondering if there are actually fans of that style? Maybe there could be a few decent examples, although the signature tiny headlights are an automatic "no no" for me, no matter what the rest looks like.
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there are so many hacked copies they all look ugly to me now.
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Always likes Strosek and Gemballa cars. Are they poor taste? Probably!

Almost bought a 928 gemballa a few years ago. Like the original cars better.
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Thread is dead without pics!

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I used to like them. Somewhere I’ve got an 8x10 of one I snapped at the Hillsborough Concours in 1989. I’ll scan it if I find it. Not what I like anymore but it was a beautiful black car. It even had a 6” tv screen for the side view mirrors.
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Does it glow in the dark? It looks like its glow in the dark green lol what a weird color
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The original Strosek’s, the Speedster and the Mega and the Mega S, are all very well put together and very well designed in my opinion. You could’ve ordered them with or without their signature headlights. The issue with Strosek though, is that there are so many more really bad copies out there than actual originals in existence. To the trained eye it is easy to tell the difference. But agreed that the copies, which is what most of you see and may might assume as to be the original, are horribly butchered cars. The car above is an original. I love it.
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The original Strosek’s, the Speedster and the Mega and the Mega S, are all very well put together and very well designed in my opinion. You could’ve ordered them with or without their signature headlights. The issue with Strosek though, is that there are so many more really bad copies out there than actual originals in existence. To the trained eye it is easy to tell the difference. But agreed that the copies, which is what most of you see and may might assume as to be the original, are horribly butchered cars. The car above is an original. I love it.
I definitely did not know about fake Strosek cars. Maybe they were more popular back in the days. It would be actually pretty cool to put together a list of some of the more known designs/designers people can purchase. We all know of Singer, RUF, Gemballa.. Any other ones?
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Well, Singer is a new breed, it’s just a few (several) years old, and not so much a conversion, but a reincarnation of the original that is automotive engineering perfected - and it’s far better than the original, they're in a totally different league.

Here are the major players in the Porsche conversion market from back the 80’s...
RUF - They currently have some new models that compare to Singer’s.
Gemballa
DP Motorsport
Kremer Brothers
Strosek
Rinspeed

And some of the lesser known conversions, probably not anywhere near as popular as the others...
Koenig
Evex

Maybe I’m missing a few, but those are what immediately come to mind.
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The best one Strosek made.



Think about how those door hinges have to be designed!
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Well, Singer is a new breed, it’s just a few (several) years old, and not so much a conversion, but a reincarnation of the original that is automotive engineering perfected - and it’s far better than the original, they're in a totally different league.

Here are the major players in the Porsche conversion market from back the 80’s...
RUF - They currently have some new models that compare to Singer’s.
Gemballa
DP Motorsport
Kremer Brothers
Strosek
Rinspeed

And some of the lesser known conversions, probably not anywhere near as popular as the others...
Koenig
Evex

Maybe I’m missing a few, but those are what immediately come to mind.
Nice summery.
I generally am not a fan of modified cars, especially cosmetic only.
Strosek I believe is a cosmetic redo, is that true? or are there Strosek hot rod parts? like Ruf or Kremer.
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Cosmetic for the most part. I was simply posting the listed because someone had asked for it. I’m sure everyone has their own opinion of each.
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I own a modified 930 ( Ruf/Andial), and like it. But like I said, I generally am not a fan of modified cars, but done right they can be great cars.
And generally cosmetic changes become over the top to make a big impression at the time, some are nice but many do not age well and cars look dated after their "time" is out.
I think these Strosek fall into that category with me and sense there is no mechanical uniqueness, they really fall flat today.
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Yep. Forgot about Andial. My mind was focused on all of the companies out of Europe. Regardless of many disliking these cars, most of the conversions command a premium nowadays. I’m talking specifically about the real deal and none of these poorly made imposters, those replicas are not much more than worthless parts cars.
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They don't all look bad

Some models seem to be better suited for a Strosek conversion.
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I can't get past the recessed headlights. They are ugly on all of his cars.
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Some models seem to be better suited for a Strosek conversion.
The wheels really looks good on the 928.
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The Strosek wheels (as pictured on that 928) are the saving grace IMO. There's a really nice done up 964 around here somewhere with Strosek wheels and it looks amazing. I'll try and find it.
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