1965 Porsche 356C coupe.
The Porsche 356 put Porsche on the map. Pictured is a 1965 356C model.

The Porsche 356 was the blueprint for sports-car success. These lightweight, rear-engine coupes and cabriolets didn't change much in appearance, but underwent almost continuous technological improvement.

The pages of pictures and specifications that follow outline this car's evolution from the early 1950s through the mid 1960s.

Check out the complete story of Porsche cars, including these fabulous models:

Porsche 356

Porsche 911

Porsche 914

Porsche 924, 944, 968

Porsche 928

Porsche 959

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayman

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