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1948-1965 Porsche 356 Carrera

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The 356 was the first car production car from after its founding in 1948. light, rear-engined and highly it set the standard by which all other have been built.

Karosserie was one of the coachbuilders Porsche to aid in construction of bodies for the 356. was purchased by Porsche in the early in either 1963 or 1964. prominent Porsche coachbuilders at the was Glaser.

Large scale of the 356 was never Porsche’s intention. the facilities in Gmünd had become so the company moved back to Germany. Reutter was given the of constructing the Porsche 356 coupe while Glaser was responsible for the 356

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In 1953, introduced the 356 to the United States. Max of New York was established as the sole of Porsche cars. The following Hoffman requested that create a scaled-down version of its in open configuration, for use in the West in armature racing competition. The was to get a lightweight, low-cost competitive that could help the Porsche nameplate.

During the five years, more 4100 examples of the Speedster constructed. Production of the Speedster in 1959.

During the war Ferdinand Porsche and a handful of his proven, employees had started work on number 356 in their workshops to the town of Gmünd in Kärnten. The design drawings were on 17 July 1947 and on 8 June the Kärnten state government a special permit homologating the

Returning home after held by the French as a prisoner of war and out of custody by his family, Professor Porsche, Ferry’s father, right away that single bolt was just No 1 was then followed by a small of 52 additional cars built in production in Stuttgart from – 1965 subsequently amounting to units of the 356 model Porsche No 1, a roadster, is completed and homologated in the town of Gmünd.

The engine 1131 cc and develops maximum of 35 bhp(26 kW). The first few 356 are made of light alloy.

The Porsche 1500 S (‘Super’) was in 1952 and was capable of producing 70

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In 1953, the Porsceh 1300 S 60 horsepower was added to the Porsche This was also the year the was introduced to the United States. The windshields are also replaced by windshields during this

1954 marked the production of the 200 Porsche Speedsters.

In 1955, the becomes a genuine sales Production of the 356 A series starts in with the proven 1300 and S power units soon by the 1600(1582 cc, 60 bhp/44 kW), S (1582 cc, 75 bhp/55 kW) and 1500 GS first Carrera marking the of the new sports engine with overhead camshafts – (1498 cc, 100 kW). The 1100-ccengines are dropped the range.

During the 1956 year, Porsche produces its 356 model.

In 1957, the sporting and Porsche 1500 GS Carrera is by the more comfortable 1500GS de model.

In 1958, output of the 356 A 1500 GS Carrera GT is boosted to 110 kW. The Speedster is replaced by the Convertible D a larger windscreen and winding at the side. The 1300-cc engines are from the range.

In 1959, the receives extra power and is now the 1600 GS-GT, with the version offering more (1588 cc, 115 bhp/85 kW) than the de model (105 bhp/77 The 356 B series is introduced in autumn, the D being renamed the Roadster.

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The Porsche 365C has named the number ten on the list of Top Cars of the 1960s by Sports Car in 2004. The Porsche 356 is still regarded as a collector car that has stood the test of time.

is some debate over vehicle was the first official the pre-war Porsche 64 being a VW racing automobile. The 356 was a sports car by Porsche that sold 1948 through 1964 and was first production automobile. A for the 356, the ‘Number 1′ had a mid-engine.

The name for the 356 was chosen as it was the 356th off the Porsche design desk. In production officially began in Germany.

Designed and fabricated by ‘Ferry’ Porsche (the son of Dr. Ing Ferdinand Porsche, founder of motors), the Project # 356 concept was styled by Irwin Komenda. out of custody by his family, Professor Porsche was a held as a prisoner of war by the

During the war, Ferry and a small handful of his faithful began work on the 356 in their moved to the town of Gmünd in On Dr. Porsche’s return to his family, he right away that single bolt was just

On July 17th, 1947, the design drawings were and it was an entire year later the Kärnten state government a special permit homologating the car on 8th, 1948.

Komenda, in 1904 in Austria, was also for contributing substantially to the construction of the Cistalia, Auto Union and other vehicles of the day. Porsche’s design bureau in Komenda held various at Steyr, Daimler-Benz and other shops in both Austria and

He is responsible for contributing to a variety of designs in Porsche’s history, and was the engineer and head of Porsche’s from 1955 until he in 1966. The ‘confidential clerk’ for Karl Peter-Rabe became the business manager, after Dr. Ing Prizing, until 1965.

was a business manager who is famous for 37 orders back to the factory one importer’s conference in Wolfsberg in

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The prototype was various times by Ferry, with just the rolling without body, up the steep roads surrounding the city to its agile handling and durability. Porsche went on to live a life, and died on March at the age of 88. Contributing to the handling of the prototype was the and suspension specialist Karl

Evolving through several through the years, the 365 was originally as a coupe, a cabriolet and finally a The vehicle changed from to rear, along with a of details that evolved the 22 year run of the model, though the shape of the vehicle remained the a timeless classic. The most versions were the Porsche 356 which came with a racing engine, and the ‘Super 90′ and models.

The same price as a Cadillac at the the price of a late 1950′s was nearly $4,000. Today, a 356 model can sell for well $150,000.

The very first sport car was hand built in Austria. The entire aluminum was hand beaten over a buck. Without the benefits of a shop, all of the engine and drive-train were made completely. 50 Gmünd cars were and sold primarily in Austria and

To be closer to parts suppliers, the Firm, located to Zuffenhausen, near the Reutter coachworks the war. The only Porsche to have the engine mounted in of the rear axle, the 356/1 was top 2-seater. Designed with a chassis, the vehicle was air-cooled and with a 110 cc engine that light and quick for the times.

this first ever design, every Porsche 356 to was constructed with the engine in the behind the axle.

The Reutter located in Stuttgart Germany, was the assignment in late 1949 to 500 body works for an adjusted of the 356 unit. This classic 356 was of reaching a speed of 140 kph. the belief that selling than 500 units was an impossible it was a pleasant surprise on March 15, car no.

5,000 left the factory.

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Over the years, the 356 was with various mechanical though the basic shape was and remained instantly recognizable year to year. The final Roadster was built in early while both Coupe and models continued to be built year up until 1965.

a top speed of over 85 mph (135kph), a of only 4 models of the 356 were in 1948. The 356/1 came a 1.1 liter engine that was of making 40 horsepower. Less 60 units were produced 1949 and the earlier part of

These very rare and models are known today as the Coupes. The tiny sport continued to be built during but now at a factory in Stuttgart where moved production. A total of 298 were built and delivered to owners by the end of 1950.

One year three engines, all of them flat-4′s ‘boxers’ that air cooled and were available the factory. They were at the 1,100cc, the 1,300cc, and the 1,500cc. The Super was the top power-plant during 1952, which came a synchromesh transmission. That year the America Roadster was and created. Only a total of models were produced, and all were an aluminum cabriolet that came with a windshield.

In 1992, this inspired the 40th Anniversary 911 America Roadster.

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Under the of Max Hoffman, the sole importer of into the U.S. the 356 ‘Speedster’ was in late 1954. The idea was to a lower cost vehicle was a racier version that appeal to the American market. to be an instantaneous hit, the Speedster with a low, raked that was easily removed, seats, and a minimal folding

In 1954, the Speedster was available for This unit was available in a of six different engine types, the 1300, 1300A, 1300S, and 1500S. The 1500Super was the top of the line while the Coupe and Cabriolet the ‘Continental’ badge designation.

In the 1600 motor went production.

In 1956, the 356A was to the world, and had an all steel body, windshield and smaller wheels. the cars were introduced, subtle differences in the shape of the and features were highlighted. In the 10,000th 356 unit rolled off the line.

The 356 Carrera was introduced at the time, which came a 1500GS engine. Before replaced in 1959 by the Convertible D the Speedster peaked at a total of units produced. In this year, the 1300 engine was from the line.

A new project was the result from improvements to the 356A, the Type 2 or now with a new transmission, the 644 replaced the 519 with an improved shifter, synchros, dual nose and a split case design. A horsepower is achieved in 1958 as improvements were made in the engines.

The D model featured comfortable seating, along a more practical windshield, and side windows. In an attempt to sinking sales, around of these models were While previous models developed by Reutter coachbuilders, the D model was developed by Drauz, is what the ‘D’ stands for.

The D falls somewhere between a and a Cabriolet in both luxury and appointments. In the later months of the Convertible D became a roadster the new T-5 body style. Today to the D is considered very desirable, due to the low of units produced.

In 1960 the offered the S90, or ‘Super 90′ as an available option. The vehicle had a counterweighted crank, sodium-filled and Solex P40-II carburetors. The Coachworks were employed in to produce the ‘Hardtop’, a Cabriolet with a fixed hard The nickname ‘Notchback’ was affixed to cars because of their

Nearly 1750 of these were produced during the two of its production.

It was one year later the 356B was introduced, updated an entirely new body and Super 90 In 1962 and 1963, the engine was again revised, and changed styles. A very small of 356B 4-seater coupes produced by a Swiss company. rare, several models are around today.

Next was the of the Carrera 2 in April of 1962, and around 450 models were in both Coupe and Cabriolet In the same year, Karmann 2170 coupes, and Reutter 4100. The production for the year 7900 when the almost Cabriolets are added into the

The discussion is broached by Porsche Reutter to purchase the coachmaker, and after 12-years of co-operation, the are consolidated. ‘Christophorus’, a customer filled with news and on the Porsche lifestyle is launched by the factory.

Finally the 356C, the final known also as the Type 6 was available in 1964 with an that came from the lines as previous Spyder the most powerful pushrod Porsche every produced, was of producing 130 horsepower. Offering the 1600SC and Carrerra 2 engines, the featured 4-wheel disc Both the C and SC were available for in either Coupe or Cabriolet

In 1964, a total of 14,151 356 were produced. Porsche had a production rate higher in year alone than the line production of the first 10 of the Porsche 356. The 911 was introduced at time, presaging the end of the 356 run.

the end of 1965, the company continued to the 365C in North America as a vehicle.

Achieving a victory in the class during its first the original 356-001 vehicle was at the Innsbruck city race. In on the 8th of June 1948, the Porsche was by the state government of Kärnten. touring the world for special car and historic events, the original ’001′ vehicle is in the Factory

Near the end of 1965, more 76,000 Porsche 356 models produced and sold. Following 17 of production, the model 912 eventually over the 356′s stance in the The push-rod engine from the 356 was to power the ‘entry level’ 912 that was produced from to 1969.

The Porsche ’901′ was at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Later after a protest by the name was changed to ’911′. In the Porsche 911 began production.


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