Porsche 356

The Porsche 356 was the company's first production automobile. It was a lightweight and nimble handling rear-engine rear-wheel-drive 2 door sports car available in hardtop and convertible configurations. Design innovations continued during the years of manufacture, contributing to its motorsports success and popularity. Production started in 1948 at Gmünd, Austria where approximately 50 cars were built. In 1950 the factory relocated to Zuffenhausen, Germany and general production of the 356 continued until April 1965, well after the replacement model 911 made its autumn 1963 debut. It is estimated approximately half of the total production of 76,000 356s still survive. According to Autozeitung magazine, a new generation of Porsche 356 ... from Wikipedia

Manufactured by Porsche

Class & Body style

  • Convertible
  • Sports car

Production period

  • 1948-1965


  • Erwin Komenda


Porsche 356
Porsche 356
Porsche 356
Porsche 356
Porsche 356 production 1
Porsche 356 production 1
Porsche 356 - A Grand Day Out
Porsche 356 - A Grand Day Out
Porsche 356 Gathering
Porsche 356 Gathering
Abarth 1000 vs Porsche 356 Zandvoort NKHTGT
Abarth 1000 vs Porsche 356 Zandvoort NKHTGT

Engine data

  • 1.1 L
  • Flat-4

Successor models

Tests and reviews from the web

Classic Porsche 356 review - Telegraph:  Jasper Gerard drives a Porsche 356, and is in real danger of committing the unforgiveable sin of falling in love with it. read more
1948 - 1965 Porsche 356 - Top Speed:  it was designed by ferdinand quot ferry quot porsche. his father ferdinand nbsp ... Today the Porsche 356 is a well regarded collector car that has stood the test of time. ... read more
2013 Porsche Boxster 356 Review and Prices - Consumer Guide ...:  Volkswagen now calls the shots at Porsche and is eyeing a new 4-cylinder sports car to slot in below the Boxster. Check it out here. read more

Image Gallery

German Sports Car Porsche 356 | Dream Road
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Red 1965 Porsche 356c for Sale
Porsche 356 02 1600 wallpaper

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