The second-generation Porsche, the 356A, boasted increased horsepower, improved suspension, and a new four-speed gearbox. The classic Porsche 356A was produced between 1956 and 1959.
Unlike earlier models, the Porsche 356A featured a one piece-windshield.
The Porsche 356A was lauded for its improved handling and tractability.
The Porsche 356A Speedster was a jaunty drop-top classic.
Gold script helped distinguish the potent twincam Carrera GS (Grand Sport).
1956-1959 Porsche 356A Specifications
- $3,700-$3,950 for 1600 models
- Approx. $6,000 for 1956 Carrera
|Length (inches)||Wheelbase (inches)||Weight (pounds)|
| Size (cc)||Type ||Horsepower ||Years |
|1290||ohv flat 4 ||50-71||1956-1957 |
|1582||ohv flat 4||50-75||1956-1959|
|1498||dohc flat 4|| 115-125||1956-1958|
|1588||dohc flat 4|| 121-132||1958-1959|
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