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Tool Kit Contents listed in the owner's manual show the "contents" of the tool kit. Normally, you do not go by the photo, as it is not necessarily the exact kit Porsche placed in the car; however, in this example, the photo is 100% accurate, and it was used as the basis in future owner's manuals

NOTE: No Spark Plugs are listed

Right: photo shows an Early A tool kit

 

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Above: from October 1956 Owners Manual (click to enlarge)

period photo of a tool kit for a 1955 pre-A Speedster (Sports Cars Illustrated magazine)

NOTE: Shows a spark plug included in the tool kit

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Bag: Lite Grey/Off White Cloth

Brown Strap

Below are all correct, unless noted. This tool kit came in a "transition" year for tools, Messko Gauge, Spark Plug Wrench, Lug Wrench, and Open Wrenches all could have been various versions.

Long Flat

Stubby

Lug wrench - Right Release

Lug

Wrenches 

Generator Wrench

Generator Belt

Spark Plug Wrench - Small Logo

Tommy Bar

Pliers - rare style pliers

Messko Gauge - Correct Ballon

Messko Pouch 

NOTE: COMPLETE KIT

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Bag: Red/Red Cloth

Brown Strap

Below are all correct, unless noted. This tool kit came in a "transition" year for tools, Messko Gauge, Spark Plug Wrench, Lug Wrench, and Open Wrenches all could have been various versions.

Long Flat

Stubby

Lug wrench - Right Release

Lug

Wrenches - 2 missing

Generator Wrench

Generator Belt

Spark Plug Wrench

Tommy Bar

Pliers - incorrect

Messko Gauge - missing

Messko Pouch - missing

Extra: Spark Plug, Philips, cross-tool

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Bag: Off White/Off White Cloth

Brown Strap

Below are all correct, unless noted. This tool kit came in a "transition" year for tools, Messko Gauge, Spark Plug Wrench, Lug Wrench, and Open Wrenches all could have been various versions.

Long Flat

Stubby - Missing

Lug wrench - Left Release 

Lug

Wrenches 

Generator Wrench

Generator Belt

Spark Plug Wrench - Small Logo

Tommy Bar

Pliers 

Messko Gauge - Correct non-Ballon

Messko Pouch 

Extra: Spark Plug

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Bag: Olive and Dar Grey/Off White Cloth

Brown Strap

Below are all correct, unless noted. This tool kit came in a "transition" year for tools, Messko Gauge, Spark Plug Wrench, Lug Wrench, and Open Wrenches all could have been various versions.

Long Flat

Stubby - missing

Lug wrench - Right Release

Lug

Wrenches 

Generator Wrench

Generator Belt

Spark Plug Wrench - Small Logo

Tommy Bar

Pliers 

Messko Gauge - Correct Ballon

Messko Pouch 

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Bag: Dark Grey/Off White Cloth

Brown Strap

Below are all correct, unless noted. This tool kit came in a "transition" year for tools, Messko Gauge, Spark Plug Wrench, Lug Wrench, and Open Wrenches all could have been various versions.

Long Flat

Stubby

Lug wrench - Right Release

Lug

Wrenches 

Generator Wrench

Generator Belt

Spark Plug Wrench 

Tommy Bar

Pliers 

Messko Gauge - Correct Ballon

Messko Pouch 

Extra: Spark Plug

NOTE: COMPLETE KIT

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Bag: Olive and Dark Grey/Off White Cloth

Brown Strap

Below are all correct, unless noted. This tool kit came in a "transition" year for tools, Messko Gauge, Spark Plug Wrench, Lug Wrench, and Open Wrenches all could have been various versions.

Long Flat

Stubby

Lug wrench - Right Release

Lug

Wrenches 

Generator Wrench

Generator Belt

Spark Plug Wrench - Small Logo

Tommy Bar

Pliers 

Messko Gauge - Correct Ballon

Messko Pouch 

Extra: Spark Plug

NOTE: COMPLETE KIT

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Bag: Dark Grey/Off White Cloth

Brown Strap

Below are all correct, unless noted. This tool kit came in a "transition" year for tools, Messko Gauge, Spark Plug Wrench, Lug Wrench, and Open Wrenches all could have been various versions.

Long Flat

Stubby

Lug wrench - Right Release

Lug

Wrenches 

Generator Wrench

Generator Belt

Spark Plug Wrench - Small Logo

Tommy Bar

Pliers 

Messko Gauge - Correct Ballon

Messko Pouch 

Extra: Spark Plug

NOTE: COMPLETE KIT

IF you have a COMPLETE kit and would like to present it on this page please contact me with photos and vin#

IF you have an alternate bag color, please send me photos. Early A cars happen to have the most variability in Tool Bags, and if you click here:
you will see that in addition to different colors, there is even one known alternative style.

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