The 356 has rapidly become one of Porsche's most desirable classics. As prices rise, more and more 356s are getting tucked into garages, only to be driven to Cars & Coffee events on days with perfect weather. This 356 does not live that sort of life.
The car in question is a 356 rally car owned by driver and prepared by none other than Tuthill Porsche. Specializing in Porsche rally cars, Tuthill is the same UK-based firm responsible for all of those East African Safari 911s, as well as some of your favorite WRC-spec Porsche 911 GT3s. It also runs an ice driving school in Sweden every winter with a gorgeous collection of air-cooled 911s.
The car is currently being tested in the UK for a rally in Peru, which means it needs to be able to take some jumps. The driver in this clip is Richard Tuthill, the director at Tuthill Porsche. He doesn't hold anything back, taking the leap flat-out in fifth gear.
After getting a whole lot of air, the car makes a pretty hard landing before coming to a stop. We've reached out to Tuthill to see if the car made it out unharmed, and will update this post if we hear back.
Either way, we think this is the correct way to drive a Porsche 356. We have a feeling Brinkerhoff is going to have fun behind the wheel in Peru.