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A bride's welded bliss: How she built Porsche from wrecked VW for her big day
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 9-15-11 | Sadie Whitelocks

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 company’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Travel
KEYWORDS: porsche; wedding


1 posted on 09/15/2011 1:05:56 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

What talent she has! Very impressive!


2 posted on 09/15/2011 1:06:48 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Not guilty.


3 posted on 09/15/2011 1:15:53 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: rawhide

Lucky soldier there!


4 posted on 09/15/2011 1:23:07 AM PDT by Ronin (Obamanation has replaced Bizarroworld as the most twisted place in the universe.)
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To: rawhide

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.


5 posted on 09/15/2011 1:34:17 AM PDT by WMarshal (Where is the next Sam Adams?)
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To: WMarshal

Generalise much?


6 posted on 09/15/2011 1:44:11 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: rawhide

Keeper!


7 posted on 09/15/2011 1:46:27 AM PDT by stormhill
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To: rawhide

Not gilcup.


8 posted on 09/15/2011 1:52:01 AM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me)
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To: WMarshal

I’d imagine you’d prolly want to get her permission before driving her car.


9 posted on 09/15/2011 2:02:10 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: rawhide

>>> How she built Porsche from wrecked VW for her big day

When she gets promoted maybe she can afford a new car.


10 posted on 09/15/2011 2:03:03 AM PDT by tlb
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To: WMarshal

I wouldn’t read too much into the comments. It is British to be surly.


12 posted on 09/15/2011 3:10:39 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: tlb

Maybe, but if so, it wouldn’t be HER car.


13 posted on 09/15/2011 3:37:26 AM PDT by Pecos (Constitutionalist. Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: rawhide

Looks like a fun ride


14 posted on 09/15/2011 4:10:54 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: rawhide

She couldn’t have picked a better hubby than one in uniform.
Best of luck to both of them.


15 posted on 09/15/2011 4:24:05 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (2012 is the opportunity to get rid of Obama and his Empire of Lies.)
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To: rawhide

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........


16 posted on 09/15/2011 4:36:19 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: rawhide

I bet she is a Top Gear junkie.

Lucky guy.


17 posted on 09/15/2011 4:53:41 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: JRios1968
Looks like a fun ride

And the car looks good too!

18 posted on 09/15/2011 5:00:49 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: WMarshal

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.


19 posted on 09/15/2011 5:25:35 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: rawhide

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. ;)


20 posted on 09/15/2011 6:37:01 AM PDT by Fletcher J
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To: rawhide

What a gorgeous restoration...and a very fortunate groom too.


21 posted on 09/15/2011 7:02:15 AM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: JRios1968

So does the car!


22 posted on 09/15/2011 7:23:03 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Eye of Unk
Turn a wrecked £200 VW into a Porsche

"How hard can it be?"

23 posted on 09/15/2011 9:35:27 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: Salamander

Thought you might find this of interest.


24 posted on 09/15/2011 9:40:11 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Very much so but hubby won’t let me play with his welding machines....:(

[and I have *so* many neat ideas!]


25 posted on 09/15/2011 10:31:03 AM PDT by Salamander (Alice Cooper hit me with a stick.)
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To: agere_contra

agere_contra you are a nasty piece of work - GFY.


26 posted on 09/21/2011 1:04:34 AM PDT by WMarshal (Where is the next Sam Adams?)
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