That Which Inspired It All: Marshall S. Green in 1952


My father in the gorgeous 356 coupe at the top of Mount Equinox, Vermont in 1952. I’ve tried to channel that color as much as possible in my build.

I am searching for ANY information on this car.  The vin number was very likely to have been 11560.  It was the first 356 Porsche in Canada and the 8th 356 in N. America.  It was NOT purchased through Hoffman but directly from Ferry Porsche.  It was a specially prepared racer with 1500 racing engine and aluminum doors, hood, and engine lid.  Gray leather and royal blue corduroy interior.

Below is a comparison of an Autostadt museum 356 and my father’s car from the same year.  Ferry Porsche obviously gave my father every possible advanced racing feature.

Marshall Smith Green, 1925-1982, Scots Irish Maritime Canadian

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight

Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,

That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,

I found again in the heart of a friend.

Detail from a drawing by the artist of the artist.  My father above with self-made bow, my mother behind, my godmother, Ellie Appleton, right.  Gorham, NH.
My dad looking like the lost Fonda brother.
Odd, but Porsche USA seriously attempted multiple times to talk me out of this COA.  Porsche even sent the COA to a wrong address and asked: “You don’t still want it, do you?”

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