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.
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. ;)
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