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Porsche 356 Pictures and Specifications


1950-1955 Porsche 356 Pictures and Specifications

The Porsche 356 was the first volume-production Porsche. This first-generation of Porsche's classic rear-engine sports-car design went on sale in 1950 and continued through 1955.

1954 Porsche 356 coupe
The Porsche 356 had a simple, rounded form that's stood the test of time.

1954 Porsche 356 coupe rear view
The Porsche 356 used an air-cooled engine with roots in a Volkswagen design.


Porsche 356 interior
Highly functional and very well-built described the Porsche 356, inside and out.

Porsche 356 Speedster front view
The Porsche 356 Speedster had a racy cut-down windshield and cost $3,500.

1950-1955 Porsche 356 Specifications

Prices New:

  • $4,200 for 1952 coupe
  • $4,400 for 1954 Super
  • $3,500 for 1955 Speedster

Dimensions:

Length (inches) Wheelbase (inches) Weight (pounds)
152.0-156.0 82.7 1,657-1,830


Engines:

Size (cc)
Type
Horsepower
Years
1086ohv flat 4
46
1950-1954
1286 ohv flat 4 50 1951-1954
1290 ohv flat 4 70 1953-1955
1488 ohv flat 4 64-82 1952-1955

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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