Skip to comments.A bride's welded bliss: How she built Porsche from wrecked VW for her big day
Posted on 09/15/2011 1:05:50 AM PDT by rawhide
For Megan Ashton, it was her childhood dream to arrive at her wedding in a classic Porsche.
Now the 26-year-old has done exactly that not by hiring one, as any bride might, but by building her own from a clapped-out Volkswagen Beetle.
She spent six years painstakingly transforming the 40-year-old VW into a Porsche 356, the companys first production model.
The Royal Navy engineering officer paid £200 for the wreck before stripping it down to the chassis and meticulously rebuilding it virtually from scratch, donning blue overalls, getting covered in grime and grease, and spending £4,000 in the process.
The stunning vehicle now features a white leather interior with a mahogany finish, has a 356 body shell, and includes an authentic steering wheel and speedometer. It also boasts an impressive top speed of more than 100mph and is valued at £25,000.
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What talent she has! Very impressive!
Lucky soldier there!
You all should read the comments on the site. The English are a bunch of sneering little pr**ks! I would marry that girl in a heartbeat and drive that damned car all the time.
I’d imagine you’d prolly want to get her permission before driving her car.
>>> How she built Porsche from wrecked VW for her big day
When she gets promoted maybe she can afford a new car.
Wonderful story. You go (safely) girl!!
I wouldn’t read too much into the comments. It is British to be surly.
Maybe, but if so, it wouldn’t be HER car.
Looks like a fun ride
She couldn’t have picked a better hubby than one in uniform.
Best of luck to both of them.
Cool, if I was lucky enough to marry her the first appliance I’d buy for the house would be a trashed out ‘68 Z-28 Camaro then put her to work........
I bet she is a Top Gear junkie.
And the car looks good too!
No, YOU should read all the comments, sneering little pr*ck.
The vast majority are supportive: the few sneering comments e.g. ‘about how it isn’t a real Porsche’ have over 200 red arrows.
She’s a cutie, and clearly very talented!
That being said, her only mistake is that the silly girl has put the steering wheel on the wrong side of the car... Otherwise, she’s done a great job. ;)
What a gorgeous restoration...and a very fortunate groom too.
So does the car!
"How hard can it be?"
Thought you might find this of interest.
Very much so but hubby won’t let me play with his welding machines....:(
[and I have *so* many neat ideas!]
agere_contra you are a nasty piece of work - GFY.