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Overview

Produced: 1955-1959, 21045 produced.
Types: Coupe,2 doors,2 seats
Cabriolet,2 doors,2 seats
Porsche 356a Sportster 2dr Blu Tflsvw (1956)

The 356A has much improved, more mature look than the original, almost delicate looking 356. Main recognition points are the small air vents near the side lamps and a curved windscreen. The front suspension was revamped with the addition of a steering damper. As well as these changes an improved engine of 1582cc was now fitted, producing 60bhp in standard tune or 75bhp in the "Super" model.

These pretty little sports cars were now capable of 100mph top speeds, but they were still considered as expensive "foreign" cars here in the conservative UK market. Production ran from 1955-1959, 21000 cars were produced in total.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1582ccH4 OHVPorsche Flat 4 (356 engines)82.5mm x 74mm

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
R/RWormIndependent/Torsion barIndependent/Torsion bar

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
102 mph15.3 s0 s0 mpg0 bhp 0

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