By Vern Parker
During a tour of duty with the United States Army in Germany Charles Taylor became infatuated with Porsche automobiles.
His attempt to purchase a Porsche in Europe and take delivery of the car in the U.S. Did not come to fruition. As soon as he returned to the U.S. He found a used Porsche to buy. Ever since that first one a virtual parade of Porsches, both new and used, have passed through his hands.
Since retiring from the Army a number of friends have sought his advice on acquiring used Porsches. Taylor encouraged one friend to purchase a used 1958 Porsche 356 that was located for sale in Baton Rouge, LA.
Records indicate the car originally was built on July 11, 1958, was painted silver with a red leather interior and was initially sold in the U.S. in Illinois. Taylor's friend bought the car in 2006 and had it transported to Washington, D.C.